The old TV represents a child/person with Uyghur skullcap and Uyghur female style cap.. She is left alone and unattended. She is crying for help but no one answers her call, and she is starting to disintegrating into dust due to her agony and despair.
By putting the skull cap on the TV and let it working with no pictures, I want to express the idea of the deserted empty houses, Uyghurs are herded from their dwellings due to China’s mass incarceration, their living places are left empty. I can imagine that people are snatched from their home in hurry so that everything is left where it is, and there was no time for taking their personal belongings with them such as cap which is dear to many Uyghurs or intentionally didn’t take because of very symbolic of Uyghur culture, and it is very much discouraged by China right now.
I’ve chose the old style TV as a prop. It is pretty much resemble a person in my eyes. Indeed, a sizeable Uyghurs in countryside might still using old technology, I want to express how wide spread the interment and it creeps all levels of Uyghur society.