AMIR YATZIV

A German-Chinese simultaneous interpreter reads a text, written by the German flaneur “Franz hessel”, 1920. The interpreter then translate his recorded text from German to Chinese simultaneously, and then again, he is trying to interpret it back from his recorded Chinese into German.

 

In this project ​I was ​inspired by the Chinese town "Anting" - a replica of an entire German town near Shanghai​ ​- China. In one of its square ​stands ​a replica of the original Weimar German "Goethe–Schiller Monument". ​(​Other four replica​s of this same monument​ exists in the USA​ ​).

Anting German Tow​n, ​with its flat-topped Bauhaus-style buildings similar to those found in Stuttgart or Kasse​l, ​was originally designed for 50,000 people but now sits empty.

 

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