GREAT WALL SOMETHINGin collaboration with Hannahlisa Kunyik2019
Directing, Editing: Hannahlisa Kunyik & Kilian ImmervollCamera, Post Production: Kilian ImmervollProduction, Script, Voice-over: Hannahlisa KunyikSound mixing: Julian LangwiesnerSupported by BKA - Kunst und Kultur
Mutianyu near Beijing, a tourist hotspot of the so-called Great Wall, a memorial stone written in four languages, German at the top: Once intended to ward off enemy attacks today it brings together the peoples of the world. May it continue to act as a symbol of friendship for future generations. The authors thank the German company Henkel for helping with the reconstruction. The stone is dated to May 1989, at the same time protests take place 100 kilometres south at Tiananmen Square. A few months later the Berlin Wall falls. Countless myths surround China's Great Wall. The protagonists in Great Wall Something are the landscape, various surveillance devices, a story by Franz Kafka and the breath. Inspired by different film genres, theatre and virtual spaces these myths are taken apart and reassembled into an intimate yet volatile narrative.