Chinese Everywherism

 Chinese Everywherism
Wondering why Chinese people and Chinese products are everywhere I found the notion of Guanxi, that can be easily translated as relationship or connection. Though there is also a lot more (confusion) about it as being an 'untranslatable' word, an important feature to understand Chinese society and the opposite of how relationships in the western world functions.
“So is it guanxi that makes that China is everywhere? Without trying to find an answer, I decided to make my own connected systems, attempting to create my own myth about guanxi.”
(created in 2015 during a residency at Da Wang, Shenzhen, China)
  Chinese Everywherism
Overview

 Chinese Everywherism
Webbing Guanxi
Parts of painting frames set in a 3-dimensional weblike construction. 
 

 
Chinese Everywherism
Puzzling with Guanxi's
A Chinese burr puzzle (Lu Ban lock or Kong Ming lock) is on the verge of being assembled or just disassembled by a set of ceramic connecting elements (the guanxi's).


 Chinese Everywherism
Walk through Panchang knot
A Panchang knot, just before it is tied up, is cut into 25 pieces to make it possible to walk through this mystic endless knot.