Difference / Indifference
a performance by Isaac Chong Wai
at the Cloister of the Basler Münstser, Basel, Switzerland
commissioned by Kunsttage Basel 2022
curated by Angelika Li
Isaac Chong Wai’s new performance piece Difference/Indifference, commissioned by the Kunsttage Basel and curated by Angelika Li, invites people to contemplate on history and compassion. Are we only observing or are we acting upon what we see and feel?
Chong’s artistic research focuses on mourning and commemoration. Through meditative movements in this silent performance, solidarity is built among individual performers. This performance will take place in the same space as Bettina Eichin’s work ‘Markttische’, 'Market Tables' in English (1986) in the Cloister of the Basler Münster.
People are invited to ponder on the notion of in our present time to reflect on the transnational memories on the environmental damage and suffering of people in the presence of Bettina Eichin’s work which commemorates the ‘Schwarzerhalle’ industrial site tragedy in 1986.