Harmony started as a virtual project in Shanghai, China in response to governmental Internet control. There’s a political concept in China: to build a society of Harmony. Harmony, translated to Chinese, are these characters: 和谐. Those two characters are pronounced the same as these other two characters: 河蟹 which means “the river crab”. Over the past years, “the river crab” has become a symbol of silent rebellion of Chinese millennials. This form of “double talk”, represents notes of disharmony against an illusion of the “main theme”, a melody composed by politicians, or the 1%, to diminish the voices of the population.
There are similar situations in various parts of the world where the people are fed with an illusion to comply with someone’s political agenda. Therefore, we are re-activating this project, in response to the current political climate. And we’re inviting you be one of the voices of dissonance. We want to hear your stories so we can create our own harmony.