Old Persons Home

On summer visit to the Saatchi gallery, I experienced a peculiar installation within the gallery basement. 

Named 'Old Persons Home' by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu, was a room full of old men in motorised wheelchairs. They looked sad, drained as if hanging on to every ounce of life dressed in greatcoats and military uniforms. One held a pair of scissors, another a can of beer.  The models were so lifelike I first thought they had to be actors. The physical detail and human resemblance was very uncanny. As I watched these remote controlled wheelchairs would come to life now and again, sometimes bumping into each other. 

Eerily amazing. 

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