Firework and Bonsai
Firework and Bonsai is a public activity to discuss air pollution and local policy of banning firework in Beijing. Beijing was troubled with smog problems due to fast economic development and especially worsened in winter because of massive coal burning. The local government believed fireworks used in the spring festival is a major contribution and banned it completely since 2017. Meanwhile, green plants are promoted to ease air pollution, and people are encouraged to purchase bonsai decorating home and plant trees in the gardens.
The artist invites the public to create their firework bonsai and set off the fireworks in their own creations. The useless effort has been discussed, consumed, and reflected through the visual and emotional paradoxes.
Firework Bonsai installations made by participants
Bonsai Firework Display