Mr. Song Dong is the artist and his mother is called Ms. Zhao.
Here is a write up in The New York Times:
“When Mr. Song’s father died, in 2002, his mother was inconsolable. She continued to live in the jammed
“Finally, in 2005, Mr. Song proposed that they turn the accumulated junk into an art project. In this way, he argued, nothing would be discarded and lost; everything would be meaningfully recycled and preserved. His mother agreed to this and together, with the help of Ms. Yin and Mr. Song’s sister, Song Hui, they emptied the premises.
“And five years after the piece was conceived……..mother agreed to collaborate with her son, empty her home and effectively let go of her past, she moved into the more manageable setting of a
Life could be cruel.
Waste Not: Projects 90: Song Dong
June 24, 2009–September 7, 2009