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Mr Fools Want To Move The Mountains (2018)robotic vacuum cleaners, sand

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In Mak Ying Tung 2’s Mr. Fool Wants to Move the Mountains, several robotic vacuum cleaners are challenged with moving large mountains of sand that have been placed in the gallery. As in the traditional Chinese folktale, from which the piece takes its name, the robots will eventually succeed in this seemingly sisyphean task. This artwork also references the artist Francis Alÿs’ work When Faith Moves Mountains, in which 500 volunteers walked up a sand dune and in unison shoveled sand upwards, displacing the dune only minimally.