Pillow Talk is an installation of seven pillows installed on the wall. Each pillow is telling a story. Inside of them, immigrants are sharing their decisions to come to New York, their American dreams, their experience of relocation and thoughts about home which were significantly shaped by the political, economic, and social developments of their times.

This project documents the thoughts and experiences about the home of immigrant community living in the New York area. These pillows provide vivid stories in the form of contemporary art. They documented various groups of immigrants from different parts of the world. The visitors are invited to put their ears on the pillow where they can listen to a monologue. The interactive behavior creates a sense of intimacy in a public space.
Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook, NY
Han Qin
Pillow Talk, 2016
Pillows, mp3s, mini speakers, interviewed voice audio
Pillow size: 19”x29” / 48x74cm
Pillow weight: 700g
Number of pillows: 7
Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook, NY. Photo by Han Qin

Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook, NY. Photo by Han Qin

Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook, NY. Photo by Han Qin

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