when I first saw it, I was very very affected. but upon subsequent viewings, I had my suspicions. But it doesn't matter to me whether Xiaokang is a real person or not because I believe a schizo patient is capable of doing something like this. As an art work, I do think it is quite chilling. Before the petition and all the recent events, the Wu Xiaokang presentation was very quietly sitting in cyberspace, waiting to be discovered; 'It is a quiet mourning for someone, done tastefully. It was well put together and thought out.' People who stumble upon them by accident have a chance to experience it for themselves and decide if it was real, false, etc. I know there are people who liked it and was moved by it even though they knew it was not true. With the petition, they have gone from passive to active lying and I am totally against stunts like these to promote themselves.
And again, no, I don't see myself as so powerful as to be able to dictate what the media write. Adeline did not misquote me. When you give an interview, the risk is always there. But thanks to the Net, I get a small chance to tell my side.