Yao Qingmei 姚清妹
Third verse of the Internationale, sung solo in Monaco (excerpt)
“The State oppresses and the law cheats, Tax bleeds the unfortunate; No duty is imposed on the rich, The rights of the poor is an empty phrase.”
The third verse of the Internationale has never been sung during any demonstration. Yao Qingmei then broadcasting her singing of it through a loud-hailer by a car. here is a short excerpt of the recording which shows how two policemen interrupted her.
Qingmei Yao is an artist lives in Paris. Her practice traverses the boundary between performed action and its mode of display, frequently enacting interventions in public spaces to perturb the parameters of reality and its surroundings. Her art always combines with framing devices influenced by theatre sets and costume, pedagogical lectures, and choreography inspired by modern dance.
email interview by Yan Jun, translated by Google:
YJ：Qing sister you usually listen to what music? Will you go to live shows in Paris? Do you have CD players and speakers?
YQM：I usually do not listen to music. Listen to the words to see the mood, like to listen to some folk class occasional listen to Cuba guitar guitar la trova reggae also listen to some rock and roll (but in fact I can not remember the name), passive reception range is the popular saliva song bitterness Song Square dance songs. In Paris I often go to the show, but I only see free shows, there are some small bar performances.
I have a CD player that can be a radio and a speaker.
YJ：As a contemporary in contemporary art, do you think "contemporary music" is a few mean? "Sound Art" is what a ghost?
YQM：I think that sound art should be from the perspective of audibility to do a series of experiments to stimulate people's rational and irrational reaction and thinking of the attempt.
YJ：How old are you this year? How can I sing "Internationale"? Is it a special childhood memory? 64 Do you have what impression does not? Tang band's "Internationale" heard it? Or in France listening to a lot of people singing the procession? Susan philipsz version heard?
YQM：34 years old. I like the lyrics of the Internationale, which may also be related to our communist education. My impression of the 64 is only in some of the information youtube. Heard the Tang Dynasty Internationale. The French parade in this song. Have not heard susan philipsz version.
YJ：What is your music education? Have you ever had extra piano lessons or the like? School music classes are taught what?
YQM：My elementary school has been in the choir. Piano lessons have not been on, but the self-study the harmonica. Impression of school music class is taught to sing a lot of foreign folk.
YJ：Are you from Nanjing? Remember what opera folk songs like? Will not hum a few? Nanjing rock and roll heard that very powerful?
YQM：I am from Wenzhou. Grandma likes Shaoxing opera. Will be hum. Completely do not know Nanjing rock music.
YJ：On this work have not thought about how to do in China? Police uncle like Morocco in France so good to speak, right? Will the black list Han?
YQM：Have thought, looked where to do. Most of the towns and cities (such as my hometown) have a lot of noise, hypermarkets and shops promotional advertising sound can be open to 20 yuan to the extent of brain cracking, why not let the Internationale? Perhaps we are not sensitive to noise, this is the most deadly. In China I think I would take a set of street ktv device singles infinite loop.
In fact, the police how to think of the problem, first of all the police as the work of the audience, as an individual how to think of the problem, followed by his agent as the authority to think about the problem, he and passers-by reaction also created the works themselves . If he does not have a certain sensitivity, the work is not dangerous, but it does not mean that the work is invalid. But from the perspective of creativity, I will only be able to be interrupted by the third chapter of the International Ge specific locations. In fact, I would think so, if you really want to do some creative work in the country, for some practical concerns, even in the name of art, I would not be so dare to die. Maybe I will be very clever to tell the police I recorded a good voice in China who show up to ghosts.
from there is no music from china
released June 30, 2017
问：你今年几岁啊？怎么会唱起《国际歌》呢？难道是一种特别的童年记忆吗？1989年你有啥印象不？唐朝乐队的《国际歌》听过吗？还是在法国听了好多游行的人唱？susan philipsz 的版本听过吗？
答：34 岁。我很喜欢国际歌的歌词这也可能和我们的共产主义教育有关。 我对1989年的印象只存在于youtube的一些资料上。听过唐朝乐队的国际歌。法国人的游行里这首唱。没有听过susan philipsz的版本。
答：有想过，看去哪里做。大部分的乡镇城市（比如我的家乡）都有很多的噪音，大卖场和店铺的促销广告音响都能通通二十元开到脑裂的程度，为什么会不让唱国际歌呢？也许我们根本对噪音已经不敏感，这才是最致命的。在中国我想我会带一套街头ktv设备单曲无线循环。 其实警察怎么想的问题首先是警察作为作品的观众作为一个个体怎么想的问题，其次是他同时作为权力机关的代理人去想的问题，他和路人的反应其实也造就了作品本身。如果他本身缺乏某种敏感性， 那作品也就不存在危险性但并不是说作品是无效的。但从创作的角度，我只会去能够被国际歌第三章干扰的特定地点。其实我自己会这么想，如果现在真要在国内做一些创作，出于某种现实的顾虑，即使是在艺术的名义下，我是不是还会这么敢去作死呢。也许我会很机智的告诉警察我是在录中国好声音达人秀什么的鬼。