footage taken by 李建平(Li Jian Ping) early 1998
document 12A_ email exchange, from: Li Jian Ping to: Gao Yue
Li Jian Ping. 7 March 1998, 9.10 p.m.
Come to my parents' house, I want you to see where I come from. So you'll understand why it's so hard for me to understand your world. I am different from you. I'm not complex or sophisticated. I am a simple person, even if maybe you don't want to accept it.
Li Jian Ping. 10 March 1998, 6.25 p.m.
It was great to have you home. You understand me more now, that's all I ask. Do you know that seeing you among the houses where I grew up makes everything different, as if it acquired a new magic, as if it had a value that I had never seen before?