Zhefan Gu

Make a wish,  2021

Experimental Performance

Make a wish is an experimental performance project. A selection of random household objects are chosen and a series of false superstitious rituals are developed for them. After completing various absurd acts, the wishes are granted.

With a variety of contemporary superstitions popular on social media, "retweet a tweet", "buy a red phone case" and "like a tweet", the theoretical basis of contemporary superstitions is near zero But the number of believers is no less than that of traditional superstitions. The contemporary generation is growing rapidly under the Internet, and everyone is witnessing multiple values and rapid changes. There is no constant, certain future. In an uncontrollable society, we have rediscovered control over the direction of our lives through low-cost superstitious rituals.