Asia restaurant
Ongoing2022multimedia installation

Asia Restaurant is a space installation with video and sound recordings in an abandoned Asian restaurant in Essen's city centre. The installation is based on the stage piece "Home away from home" and is part of the exhibition "Folkwang and the City" as part of the 100th anniversary of the Museum Folkwang in Essen 2022.

© by Yu-Quan Lin
© by Yu-Quan Lin
© by Yu-Quan Lin
© by Yu-Quan Lin

The installation leads its visitors into an abandoned Asian restaurant. The stories of four migrants of Vietnamese origin are told, two of them are living in Germany and two in Taiwan.

The used video and sound material was created for "Home Away From Home", a documentary theatre piece for which Fang Yun Lo and her team interviewed people with a Vietnamese background in Germany and Taiwan.

Selected elements of the stage setting of the piece give an impression of the Taiwanese workers housing that Bui Van Quy tells his story in, a school table shows a part of the learning environment that Thuy Vo created in her language school in Essen. A restaurant table invites to listen to Phan My Nong’s story and Pham Minh Duc takes us along to his childhood in the East Germany.

Team

  • Video and audio material by

    Bui Van Quy
    Vo Thi Hong Cam Thuy
    Phạm Minh Duc
    Phan My Nuong
  • Direction

    Fang Yun Lo
  • Video design, Camera, Editing, Film direction

  • Stage design

  • Sound design, Technical implementation

    Marius Kirch
  • Production management

  • Project assistance

    Kati Masami Menze
  • Communication

    Judith Ayuso Pereira

Information

  • Production

    Polymer DMTEssen, DE
  • Coproduced with

    Markus Ambach Projekte MAPDüsseldorf, DE
    Museum FolkwangEssen, DE
    "Folkwang and the City" is a project of the Museum Folkwang in cooperation with MAP Markus Ambach Projekte.
  • Languages

    Vietnamese, Taiwanese Mandarin, German
  • Available subtitles

    German
  • Duration

    30 min.
  • Age recommendation

    10+

Performances

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