‘Morning of the Mongoloids’ tells the comical and tragic story of a man who wakes up in the morning as somebody else.Slowly he discovers that he looks Korean, speaks Korean and lives in Seoul. What in the first instance seems like a view on the Korean environment turns out to be a mirror in which the Westerner is confronted with his own perception of Asian people and his fear of the Other. With this work the artists do not display their own vision on the local environment, but are eventually holding a mirror on us. Through the (Korean) view of Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries the westerners are being confronted with their biased views on Asian people. According to the duo the transformation of the man has something to do with our fears of the Other.
This work was created as part of Visual Foreign Correspondents - a monthly series of audiovisual artworks for the public screen and online, relating to The Globalised Crystal Ball, an international debating program in De Balie, Amsterdam. Distinguished artists from around the world are invited to give their personal visual commentary on events and situations from their local perspective.