Text from the installation ”Empire of The Senseless”, 2009 (placed inside the tea house).
Empire Of The Senseless
What is the fastest growing industry in China? Mobile phones? Computer components? Toys?
Well, let’s call them playthings, prostitues, whores, hookers, street walkers, rent boys, call girls.
There are probably more whorehouses than tea houses in China.
It is scarely possible to walk for 10 minutes in any big chinese city without coming across the sex trade in one of it’s many guises. Prostitues work in most hotels, and are also employed by the hotels, including the state-owned ones.
Some works in the clubs, others in massage and sauna parlors. Some, can be found in barber shops and beauty salons. They are present at every class level of society, down to the poorest neighbourhoods of Shanghai.
Pink houses are everywhere you go.
China manufactures 70% of the worlds sex-toys.
They produce the dildos, the vaginas, the dolls, the g-spot stimlulators, the penis pumps, the buttplugs, the clit stimulators, the cockrings.
When there are the herbs and pills to increase one’s sexual power.
The adult film production in China.
One can say that China helps getting it up - and makes it stay up.