Rahman Hak-Hagir – LONGNOSE (2015)
„Adjusting myself for Beijing 2016.“
Limited /4+2AP), numbered, signed and artist certified photo print on alu dubond, glassed & framed 90 x 60 cm and 120 x 80 cm
Photography & Performance:
– Long Nose is the most common German translation of the Chinese terms 長鼻子 (Pinyin: cháng bízi, literally „Long Nose“), dà bízi 大鼻子 („Big Nose“) and 高鼻子 bízi (gāo, „high nose“) – all derogatory names for Europeans or Americans.
These terms refer to the perceived as alien physiognomy European descent people (the „white“) and have a racist connotation, in some ways like the counterpart to the in many European languages widespread vilification of East Asians as „slit eyes“.