Barry Smylie (Cnd)
Ben Clarkson (Cnd)
Fakeshop (USA)
Jing Zhou (Chn) (Twn)
Luigia Cardarelli (It)
Manusamo & Bzika (Es)
Peter Whittenberger (USA)

38 days in the US by Jing Zhou (Chn), 2007

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. — Mark Twain

As a traveler originally from mainland China, each summer I visit places where I have never been. In the summer of 2006 I traveled extensively on the coasts of the United States: I drove from Boston, Massachusetts to Key West, Florida and flew to Los Angeles—the largest city on the west coast. My entire trip took more than a month, from July 6 to August 12, 2006.
The objective of my web art project, “38 Days in the US during the Iraq war and Israel-Lebanon war,” is to capture the essence of the American life and the general interests of the society during the War through my journey. In order to find those focal points, I chose TV channels as the window into American life.
In every city where I stopped, I flipped through local TV channels to find popular news or events. Then I shot photographs of the TV screen with a small white peace sign affixed. This peace sign served first as a mark of my footstep in each place where I stopped, and second, it represented the objective of my project. Therefore, this project is an art of Not-Art.