WE ARE WALLED is a video installation about “the Great Firewall”. In China, there is a surveillance apparatus that is called “the Great Firewall”, which blocks internet access and controls internet traffic. WE ARE WALLED explores the influence of this “wall” on Chinese people who have experienced living inside of it and outside of it.
Xiaoyu Sun is a Master of Fine Arts Candidate in the Department of Art at the University of Calgary. After graduating from University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, she had been working as a graphic designer for one year. In 2016, she decided to go back to school to pursue a Masters degree. She started her research from a phenomenon called “Quantified-Self” to the relationship between technology and human. Now, she is doing the research on the topic of “the Great Firewall”. She was shortlisted by Hague Video Award and her work has been shown in the Department of Art at the University of Calgary.