While at the Barbican we also visited a smaller exhibition: ‘Waste Not’ by Chinese artist Song Dong. The artist decided to begin this installation after the death of his father and wanting to give his grieving mother a new purpose. The installation is built up of over 10,000 items collected by Song Dong’s mother over five decades. Its in tune with this communist idea ‘wu jin qi yong’ (waste not) some what a condition for survival during times of social and political upheaval. I thought this exhibition was really cool, just so much stuff in one space alone makes a really cool image. My flat mate called me a hoarder the other night after attempting to pack up my room for the year, perhaps in years to come ill put on a similar exhibition with thousands of unnecessarily kept objects.