Biennial 2012: Making Chinatown – Ming Wong in conversation

In the third of our special Biennial ‘in conversation’ series, we pair up cine-inspired artist Ming Wong with director and film critic DW Mault …

Ming Wong, born in Singapore and based in Berlin, has three exhibitions in this year’s Biennial, all exploring national identity and the Hollywood tradition. In Making Chinatown (Produced for REDCAT, Los Angeles), After Chinatown and The Chinese Detective, Wong plays all the characters in a remake of Polanski’s Chinatown (including Jack Nicolson and Faye Dunaway) and acts as the stereotypical Chinese detective, exploring Chinatowns around the world, leading eventually to Liverpool. He talks to Dw Mault about his three exhibitions, his views on Liverpool film and society, and his future as an artist.

Catch Ming Wong’s exhibition at 28-32 Wood Street until 25th November 2012

Filmed and edited by Justin Lewis on behalf of the Biennial 2012 Volunteers Media Team

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Posted on 04/10/2012 by thedoublenegative