Cǎihóng 彩虹Beijing, CN/WW (2014)
Cǎihóng 彩虹 is an app that predicts the formation of rainbows, and sends you an alert if rainbows are nearby. You can spot, upload and share your rainbows – to show that rainbows are here to stay! Originally designed as a reaction to the (2013) law banning homosexual propoganda in Russia – Cǎihóng 彩虹 is a comment on the power of nature versus politics, and a (meteorological) protest without fear of reprisal. The app was re-designed in 2019 and launched during IDAHOT, in China.
Sponsors: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Beijing, Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark in Beijing, Ministerie voor Buitenlandse Zaken, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Wilhelmina E. Jansen Fonds, and rainbow fans all over the world. Exhibited: Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. Partners: Amnesty International, Club Interbellum, LBGTQTIA+ activists in China, Paradiso (NL). Special thanks: Erik Schrijver, Studio Julien McHardy, The Orchid Beijing.