Isaac Chong Wai is a MFA candidate in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies at the Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, Germany. He received his BA in Visual Arts from the Academy of Visual Art of Hong Kong Baptist University. He works with diverse media, including performance, site-specific installation, public art, video, photography and multimedia.
Chong lives and works between Hong Kong and Berlin, Germany.
The horizon where we can never touch / 2014
Seven participants were invited to perform in Bremen at the Immigration Office Gallery. They were asked to adjust their height in order to get “a line” above their heads. Every participant took turns to pose as the model according to whom the other participants adjusted their height. This work highlights the subjectivity of norms and standards and how easily it is subject to change: who is leading the game? Who shall we all copy to meet so-called standards?
Equilibrium / 2012-2014
Equilibrium is a series of performances with video, photography and paper documentations. The works engage in interaction of human scales and bodies, and highlight the subjectivity of norms and standards where the body is rendered as marker of physical territories.