seek truth from facts - Shanghai Biennale 2014

For the 10th Shanghai Biennale 2014 the work "seek truth from facts" was installed as a robotic piano player with screening. The principle to “seek truth from facts”, the main theme of a specially commissioned work by composer Peter Ablinger and installed by the artist Winfried Ritsch. This ancient Chinese principle was famously invoked by Mao Zedong in 1938, and then 40 years later in 1978, by Deng Xiaoping, as he prepared China for his policy of reform.