Baozhen Li / 3st continues the studio’s tradition of showing at the annual TYPEFORCE show at the Co-Prosperity Sphere in Bridgeport with her small video installation 5201314.
About the piece:
Texting and instant messaging is a mainstay of contemporary interpersonal communication. SMS shorthand makes an incredible and lasting impact on how we connect.
When spoken in Mandarin, 5201314 (Wu er ling yi san yi si ) sounds very similar to 我爱你一生一世 (Wo ai ni yi sheng yi shi) or I love you forever. Chinese teenagers now text 5201314 when they want to say I love you forever.
I say to you all, 5201314!
Watch this video on YouTube.