SMASH THE GANG OF FOUR BILLION!
(Heerlen / Bongerd 4/6)
By means of music that is primarily based on jazz, a clear font (Monaco), and flash animation technique, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES have since 2000 made a large number of Internet videos that present seductive, ironic and sophisticated stories. The pieces are characterised by speed and references to film or poetry. The artists see their videos in relation to the Internet, as web videos, in which language, as a gateway to the use of the Internet, plays the principal part. Other characteristics of the Internet – participation, graphic design, and interaction – are secondary. Most videos are in different languages and infused with socio-political messages. In public space, the works of YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES acquire a different meaning. Due to their presentation in Paraphrasing Babel, the short, bizarre stories become dynamic pamphlets in favour of more poetry and imagination in public space.
Paraphrasing Babel is showing four works by the artist duo. Two in Heerlen and two in Maastricht. In Heerlen, SMASH THE GANG OF FOUR BILLION! and WHAT NOW? in de Akerstraat 15. In Maastricht, THE END and PERFECT VICTORIA. The four videos present a powerful picture of the diversity as well as the unity of the artists’ work.