Squished Cockroach

In order to confront the stereotype of the "perceived passiveness of Asian people," the artist who calls herself Squished Cockroach painted herself yellow and then wandered through a crowded train while eating rice and stepping on printed articles strewn in her path. The articles referred to "the rise of hate speech against Asians, stereotypes against Asians presented by the media and increased crime rates targeting Asians."

She walked through the train and then was gone, leaving the befuddled commuters to wonder about "the many incidents of racial harassment that do in fact occur on public transport" as well as "the ‘progress’ of humanity."

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     Posted By: Alex - Sat Jul 21, 2018
     Category: Performance Art

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