Shanzhai Biennial: Dark OptimismAndrew Tarantola5/20/13 7:00pmFiled to: SoundtrackShanzhai BiennialDark Optimism01EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink This song, like the dress and the woman wearing it, is the sincerest form of flattery. In that they're all shameless knockoffs. Advertisement Everything about this music video from Shanzhai Biennial, a trio of artists—Cyril Duval, Babak Radboy and Avena Gallagher—posing as a “multinational brand posing as an art-project posing as an multinational brand posing as a biennial” is fake. Living up to their Shanzhai namesake (the Chinese convention of knockoff goods) for this project, the group got Chinese model Wu Ting Ting to fein lip syncing to a Nova Heart rendition of Sinead O'Connors "Nothing Compares 2 U" while wearing a dress that looks suspiciously like a bottle of Head and Shoulders. Advertisement “The relevance of the song is right there in the title,” Radboy told Nowness. “We were searching desperately for a version in Mandarin and finally found a recording on an obscure and outdated Chinese social networking site by a pretty busted looking queen in his 40s—so there are four levels of separation there.” Two more and you win a free Kevin Bacon.