After “Wukan Protests”, which took place on Feb. 19, 2012, Li Yongzheng entrusted two net friends “@Xiong Wei – New Enlightenment” and “@Wukan Chicken Extract”, who represented residents in Wukan, Guangdong, made two bricks in Chengdu with clay from Wukan. Of the two bricks, one was contributed to the library recently built up in Wukan, and the other was passed among volunteers recruited via the microblog. Since June 21, 2012 when the brick was mailed to the first volunteer by Li Yongzheng, it has travelled the most parts of China by express mail through hands of dozens of people. Since the activity was set going, the microblog was employed by volunteers for recording and releasing relative information. Up to now, the travel has shown no hint of slowing down.
Bake a brick by earth from Wukan, send it to the first person via courier service, this person can dispose of this brick in any way, so long as the brick is not destroyed. He or she may display pictures and texts on Sina Microblog or other web platforms, then pass on the brick via courier service to another person……This goes on indefinitely.
The changes internet brings to human existence are revolutionary, and art is no exception. Photography was a shock on classical art and gave birth to modernism.