Master of Fine Arts Chong Wai

4800 €

Re-enactment of Dictators’ Death

"Re-enactment of Dictators' Death" is a project investigating the memorialisation, commemorative methodologies and historiography of the death of dictators as a stigmatic historicity, while, through artistic practice, using the re-enactment as a means to remember how we shouldn't forget for the future. The research focuses on the historical fact of how dictators have died, the relevant memorials or monuments and the reaction of the public after the decease announcement of dictators. Regarding the artistic practice, I am used to create installation and performance responding to the research such as creating a monument without the body of the dictator but only the uniform, or leaving blank the names of the dictator in the newspaper where the name was mentioned on newspaper concerning the demise.