the kingdom of shadows|2021
though it cannot be seen|2021
hall of mirrors...|2019
the fox and the crow|2017
man with two beards|2016
the national park|2015
we are attempting...|2014
paleosol 80 south|2013
superstition in the pigeon|2013
this is jerusalem, mr. pasolini|2012
the german village|2011
arbeit macht frei|2009
the simultaniest, 2014
single channel video, 10'42'', 4 old postcards
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 replicas of this same monument exists in the USA ).
Anting German Town, with its flat-topped Bauhaus-style buildings similar to those found in Stuttgart or Kassel, was originally designed for 50,000 people but now sits empty.