ANONYMOUS OBJECTS
2018
Full HD video | 16:9 | 30 min. | color | sound 


In Anonymous Objects, five iconic art objects of the 20th century - sculptures by Alexander Calder, Sol Le Witt, David Smith, Constantin Brancusi and Max Bill - monologue about the history of their careers, which did not turn out quite as glamorous as expected. Landed not in museums or private collections, but in back alleys, stores, or barbershops, they eke out a lonely existence in various places in the densely populated metropolis of Hong Kong. They exist in a vacuum on the edge of schizophrenia, forgotten, timeless, and without a redeeming end in sight. Anonymous Objects is also a work about the narrative intelligibility of form and its function as a projection surface of timeless utopias in a global context, based on the different cultural-historical attitudes of the "East" and the "West" in today's postcolonial Hong Kong.



Written / Directed / Edited: Kay Walkowiak
Object Voices: Carlos Carcaré, George Schreiner, Scott Evans, Lionel Favre, Nicu Marzavan
Camera / Postproduction: Brett Novak
Sound Design: Nigel Brown
Script Advisers: Jacques Carrio, Scott Evans
Production Assistants: Barbara Probst, Chi Wai Cheung
Special Thanks: Yun-Yun Juang, Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, Florian Spiess, Wing Fung Wong, Lee Rock, Flower Monkey, Mido Cafe, Shufan Yang
Supported by: Phileas - A Fund For Contemporary Art, Federal Chancellery of Austria , City of Salzburg 



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