Between Documentation and Theater

This series examines the tension between documentation and fictionality. Is it still possible to treat a primary text such as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with the same intellectual consideration as contemporary Journalism? As distant as these two texts might be (Journalism vs. Drama, Classic vs. Present), both paintings are about the basic human conditions, about the fundamental struggles in one’s life. Hence the question becomes: what provokes the mind’s eye? The intellectual interpretation or the emotional content of the paintings? Can one event be read both conceptually and emotionally? Central Park is based on the story of cayote Hal captured in Central Park and died on March 30, 2006. Romeo and Juliet is based on the Chinese classic love story entitled Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai.