Chris Chong Chan Fui, born in 1982 in Borneo, Malaysia. He lives and works in Kuala Lumpur. He studied at Pusan’s Asian Film Academy. In 2009 he was awarded the American Express Maverick Prize. His work has been shown a.o. at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Festival de Cannes and the Berlinale. It was also exhibited at the Hirshhorn Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. in 2010.
(MYS 2009, 10 Min. 13 Sek.)
In Heavenhell the artist replicates the 1963 Akira Kurosawa film „High and Low”, twice restaging Kurosawa’s staged depiction of the notorious and violent red light district of ’60s Yokohama, Japan: first simulating the film as originally shot and then with the current inhabitants, reviving history and memory into the collective consciousness of the audience.