This video created by Hardpin and Matt Heymann documents the process and motivation behind, "In Pursuit of Prosperity", a site-specific installation by artist Li-Hill. Built within a glass stall inside of the East Broadway Mall in Chinatown, New York, this piece utilizes the symbol of the mythological Chinese Dragon to speak about issues of immigration, the exportation of culture as well as the movements of capital and goods dictated by the demands of global economic markets.
Like a tornado, this “dragon” envelops and whirls in an infinite loop that goes beyond the boundaries of the glass stall and encompasses the mall, the city and the system. This pursuit of prosperity that has swept through our world, changing the face of the planet and our societies is one of peril and one of golden success.
A special thank you goes to Outlaw Arts, Tony Chan, Hardpin, Matt Heymann, Julia Borowicz and the people of East Broadway Mall.