The Bund is a waterfront area in Shanghai famous as a tourist location, and under strict surveillance by security and police. The performers in Uplift were not locals, but villagers, and some had never seen foreigners or spoken with them. Because of this they happily engaged with the letters. Their attitude was carefree and playful, and they freely interacted with their letters, smiling and chatting. Many know China to be a place of strict laws and control but this was a moment of souls brightening and uplifting one another.
Location: The Bund
ChinaPerformed in: 2014