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Qin Yufen
b. 1954, China
Beautiful Violence
, 2001
5.75 miles of barbed wire, multicolored balloons, framed text, 8 channel audio
500 Sampsonia, 3rd floor

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Qin Yufen unwound 5.75 miles of barbed wire into a dense configuration for the installation Beautiful Violence. Pushed into the barbed wire are colorful party balloons. Small speakers are suspended from the ceiling in the barbed wire and Yufen's composition of balloons being rubbed together and a Chinese bamboo flute are heard travelling throughout the piece.

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