The English Word “Asia”


Video, 07:27, sound

Exhibited at Athens Biennale, Transmission Art Festival Athens - Karlsruhe 2016, "Off The Wall" video art section 2016.

I searched Wiki English page for the word "Asia", extracted some of text on the page, and pasted it to the google translate page, pushed the button "listen", but chose the Chinese language to read. So the sound in the work turned to a very strange form. The language sounds like Chinese, but in an English tone, becomes a ridiculous language. The video is US warplanes during World War II battle in the western Pacific Ocean, I captured from Internet Archive (archives are public resources) and rearranged it. The key question is the concept of Asia was produced by the who?