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Wei-ming Ho

Over my dead country

Vidéo | hdv | couleur et n&b | 11:11 | Taiwan | 2013

Is this the 100th anniversary celebration of a country or a prediction of doom, the last rays of a sun that is setting beneath the shadow of threats? Mixing the firework display and the self-immolation of freedom fighters, this work not only presents visual paradoxes but also re-visits the ghosts of history. Fusing tragedy and celebration, it reflects concerns about media monopolies and the current situation of the country. A historical process, repetition or an ending – what will be revealed through the flames?

Wei-Ming Ho was born in Taipei, Taiwan as a visual artist and filmmaker. He works across the fields of experimental film, video installation and media art. His works have been presented in cinemas and also in artistic contexts such as Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and numerous art & film festivals in 40 countries.