This song, like the dress and the woman wearing it, is the sincerest form of flattery. In that they're all shameless knockoffs.

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.

“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 “We were searching desperately for a version in Mandarin and finally found a recording on an obscure and outdated Chinese social networking site by a pretty busted looking queen in his 40s—so there are four levels of separation there.”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.