Opening with an artist talk: March 20, 6.30 pm

apero 2014: March 20, 6.00 - 10.00 pm


March 21 until May 16

Ming Wong
«Eat Fear»


Ming Wong on Fassbinder


I first came across Fassbinder’s films when I was a young art student in London, at the cinema at the ICA. This was in the late 1990s. Without knowing much about Fassbinder beforehand, I entered, fully unprepared, the world of «Petra von Kant.» For the next one and a half hours, I didn’t blink. Lost in a world where only histrionic women existed, I was touched profoundly forever. I didn’t understand the German language at the time, but I understood her exactly. I was Petra von Kant. Later in the same season, I watched «Angst essen Seele auf» (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, 1973). Emmi and Ali stole my heart. I shared their sense of injustice and I cried for them. …>>