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Hummer Made of Coal
2009
BY
PENG Hung-Chih
Hummer Made of Coal
2009
charcoal stick , ,
200x230x480cm
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This is a full-scale Hummer made of coal cinders. The darkness of its immense bulk overshadows its inherent power-energy. The majority of American automobiles are oversized gas guzzlers and in order to accommodate its own heavy consumption, the United States seeks to expand its oil resources all over the world using “democracy” and war as the means to do so. In 1980, the Hum-vee cross country military vehicle was created by AM General Corporation under contract to the United States Armed Forces. Aided by excellent performance during the Gulf War, a civilian version was soon made available.

Interestingly, Chinese coal bosses have a special affection for the Hummer brand, which is the most fuel inefficient vehicle among the famous western brand names. It’s hard to believe that after the Gulf War, which was motivated by securing oil resources, the U.S. has lost the Hummer, when the brand was unexpectedly purchased by Sichuan Teng Zhong Heavy Industry Machinery Company Ltd. Perhaps this is a Chinese economic strategy to wear down the U.S., allowing a Chinese company to run the business into bankruptcy, lose all the money and use all the gas. With China as the world's largest producer of coal and America as the largest consumer of oil, numerous types of opposition and coincidence collide bizarrely in this work, revealing that the mentality of these two powers are fundamentally the same.

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30 artworks / 38 exhibition
Installation Art , Video Art , Painting
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