TITLE: OUR LEADER, COMRADE NAPOLEON - 動物農莊
MEDIUM: SILKSCREEN PRINT
SERIES: NOT ANYTHING 不是東西
DIMENSION: 38.5 x 28 cm
ITEM DESCRIPTION: SIGNED AND NUMBERED
George Orwell 的著作 ‘Animal Farm’ 面世之後,輾轉已成為學校課程的讀本,內容生動處莫過於動物取代了農莊主人等比喻,直指政權張替,卻要求出身根正苗紅,罷䵳黑五類,衍生出新一輪階級鬥爭與不公平,恍惚香港地產霸權取締英國政府的統治,以合法卻一面倒的經濟手段,高壓剝削小島升斗市民,頓成圖中哪獨裁的拿破崙豬。
George Orwell's Animal Farm was taught when I was in secondary school. The story unfolds with a group of farm animals stirring up a revolution against their human owner and establishing a new society where everyone is equal. However, the animals soon come to realize that nothing has changed and that some animals, led by Napoleon the Pig, were behaving much like their former human master as they began to walk on two legs. One can identify the parallels in this book with the political development in Hong Kong; the local citizens have replaced the colonial master, yet commoners’ livelihood remain in the hands of a few real estate developers. In the name of "free economy and competitiveness", the government is taking a back seat while more and more people are squeezed into subdivided, caged-like apartments.