Rehearsal of the Futures: Police Training Exercises
In this performance, Isaac Chong Wai will take the history of protests – through its repetitive expressions and actions – as the point of departure. Rehearsal of the Futures: Police Training Exercises is a continuation of Chong’s investigation into imagined futures and how, through certain movements and postures, past ideology can be interpreted and improved upon by future generations.
Isaac CHONG Wai is a Berlin-based artist from Hong Kong, with an MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies from the Bauhaus-Universitat in Weimar, Germany, and a BA in Visual Arts from the Academy of Visual Arts at the Hong Kong Baptist University. His work has been shown at M+ Museum and Para Site in Hong Kong, Stiftung Brandenburger Tor and Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Deutsche Künstlerbund, Berlin and Gwangju Media Art Festival, Kunstfest Weimar and Macura Museum in Novi Banovci and the Moscow International Biennale for Young Art in Museum of Moscow. He has had solo exhibitions at Kunstraum München in Munich (2018), Goethe Institut Hongkong in Hong Kong (2018), Bauhaus Museum in Weimar (2016). His work employs a range of media, including live performance, video, photography, and site-specific installation, and explores the interplay between the collective and the individual, the politics of time and space, and real and imagined futures.