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Video-Installation on the Facade, Isaac Chong Wai, Hong Kong/Bosnia-Herzegovina/Germany 2014, 11 Min.

The Silent Wall – Berlin

The video The Silent Wall – Berlin depicts Chong trying to cover the bullet holes from the second world war on a wall in Berlin, recalling the quota of bullets the soldiers had to shoot daily. To not have to shoot at people, some shot the same wall over and over again. In the video, the sound of the city falls into silence gradually. Tuning out the noise of the city, the silence leads us to a gentle intervention into a confounding history of pain.  

Kurartiert von Popo Fan
The installation will be shown every evening from 19:00 to 00:00 at the facade of Sinema Transtopia.

 

Isaac Chong Wai graduated from Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University with a BA in Visual Arts and Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar, Germany, with a MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies. He engages themes of collectivism and individualism, geopolitics, migration, historical trauma, identity politics and public sphere. These themes are explored through range of media, including performance, installation, painting, video, photography and multimedia. He works and lives in Berlin and Hong Kong.

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