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Han Yang

War Games, China, 2004

assemblage 200x200 cm

Countries are divided from one another by frontiers... Frontiers are lines. Millions of men are dead because of these lines. Thousands of men are dead because they did not manage to cross them... Tiny morsels of space have been fought over, bits of hillside, a few yards of seaside, needles of rock, the corner of a street. Death has come for millions of men from a slight difference in level between two points less than a hundred meters apart: They fought for weeks to capture or recapture hill 532.

George Perec Spaces of spaces and other pieces