Chinese Garden is
Out of Town
Animation Installation, 10 min
In collaboration with Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK)
special thanks to allison(taiwan), karen, hans, jane, momo
meret & friends, morena, katrina, jelena, linda, chung, birk, thomas
and all the people drew me a map
"Winnie Yan Wai Yin and Joanna-Yulia Wierig worked parallel on individual projects that nonetheless mirror each other in their focuses on different processes of nonfulfillment. In her essayistic video Joanna addresses the tensions between an alleged globalization by means of media and the experienced differences when finally, being confronted with an alien location such as Hong Kong. Winnie took the opposite approach by attempting to document her encounter with the topography of Zurich with maps of evolving sizes that always fall short in their representative function and the necessity of such a failure. " (Birk Weiberg)
A map that was drawn by a drunk man
and his name card.
On the second day of arrival, Meret my friend from Zurich brought me to a Cafe. This man was drinking a glass of white wine, he asked if I study in Zurich. I said no, I just came here for around 10 days. He then started drawing this map where he wanted me to visit the Chinese Garden. Then he left, without paying his wine. Meret and I were very confused why would any Asians want to visit an oriental place in a European country.
A Skiing Map
Meret brought me to a skiing site on the last day of the travel. It was a bit rainy that day and I forgot my jacket was not waterproof. I guess I almost caught Hypothermia...
A map that was drawn by me,
on a cigarette packaging.
In this work, I need to draw a map by memory every night about the place I went to. On day 8, I was too tired and a bit drunk. I didn't manage to find a proper piece of paper, so I drew on this.
A map that was drawn by Meret's friends
My friend and I went to Meret's place and had dinner with her friends. This is a map that they drawn to show me where they usually go.
A Zurich Postcard