When there is wind blowing in the crowd, it is because the small need of every tiny person gathered into a huge force. When the wind gets bigger and bigger, it attracts the attention of the big bug. At this moment, the direction of the wind may not be controllable by civilians at all.
This is a simple history book which showcases the crowd behaviors in certain significant movements, protests, riots and revolutions happened in modern East Asian context (from the end of WWII to present). Photographs, paintings and text are adopted in editing to reflect the long-term taboo in history. Perspectives of civilians and leaders are both included, making the book into two sessions.
What I try to figure out is, “How is the mass in the wind? How about the people behind whom call for wind and rain?” Is the crowd “the root of all evils” or representing “the voice of the powerless”?
I try to provoke thinking on collectivism vs. individualism; and leaders vs. civilians. After all, we are all living in the wind.