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Lucky Day

Video, SD, stereo, 9:55 min., 2018
The clips in this video were shot in 2010 with low resolution cameras and served as my personal video diary while traveling through China. Looking at them eight years later, they become interesting footage in the context of exporting and exposing cultures. This video collage documents the attempt to grasp something authentic behind the images, behind the scenes, behind the re-enactments and tourist attractions. The sceneries collapse and images crumble – only to expose even more images. The video culminates with the German pop star Sasha on stage at the Expo in Shanghai singing "Lucky Day" on the 3rd of October – the German national holiday.
Video still: Ancient Chinese emperor’s clothes
Video still: Souvenir plates with face of chairman Mao
Video still: Soldiers marching on Tian An Men square
Musician Sasha on stage at Expo in Shanghai
Installation view: Portable DVD player on sandwich toaster Installation for expo2001∞, with portable DVD player on sandwich toaster.
Photo by Olivia Kwok
Installation view: Portable DVD player on sandwich toaster Installation for expo2001∞, with portable DVD player on sandwich toaster.
Photo by Olivia Kwok