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FALSE WORDS 流/言 is an automatic writing machine recombining and reiterating the words “我沒有敵人” (I have no enemies), a quote by the late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo in an endless cycles of word play.

Posing as an imaginary conversation, the writing machine spits out rounds of questions and answers by recombining the original words in real-time, forming sentences that are absurd, senseless while at times suggestive and provocative.

During the rounds of writing, an unexpected image and pattern emerges: the character “人” (human) becomes exceptionally legible and discernable, standing out amongst the obscured words and layered texts.  These dispersed “humans” however are eventually being devoured and buried in the process of the endless writing, like all things in history. 


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Hans Ivar Herland