The mounting evidences of artificial intelligence surveillance and arbitrary detention in Xinjiang exacerbated the already tense public anxiety due to the worsening human rights condition in Kazakhstan. Surveillance becomes one of the key themes in artistic expression in Kazakhstan civil society.
by Yi Xiaocuo I sketched these 2008 Beijing Olympics mascots wearing police uniforms in order to show the experiences of Xinjiang minorities when they are stopped by police on the streets, at security checkpoints, at airport customs, or when they encounter nationalistic Chinese.
by Yi Xiaocuo
This image portrays daily reflection of a Xinjiang person and the perpetual silence, stigma, and representational violence he/she always has to face alone.