Gayle Chong Kwan


Invisible Twinning (2011)

Details Exhibition, Dinner Event, Workshops, Publication
Installation Gayle Chong Kwan, Giulia Giannola and Francesca Mila Nemni, 'Invisible Twinning', Urban Meridian, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Dates October 2010 — October 2011
Photo Credit Gayle Chong Kwan
Links Blogspot
Additional Information Commissioned by Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

'Invisible Twinning', text by HKW'

Referring to the unofficial twinnings that reflect Berlin’s current immigrant population instead of the official equivalents of the city, the project explores the city’s long tradition of urban horticulture and reveals ideas of health in the widest sense: as balance and imbalance as well as on a societal and personal level, looking at how people navigate and share resources within a city. 'Invisible Twinning' focuses on health in a wider sense, in terms of balance and imbalance, a societal and personal level, and how people navigate and share resources within a city together. 'Invisible Twinning' explores health as balance and community, containment and borders, by working with Berlin's immigrants in their own homes and in the community gardens in which they were allowed to cultivate, the project began to document the plants, herbs and vegetables that they grow, to record the recipes in which they use the ingredients, and to explore the relationship between what they cultivate and their ideas of health in their respective countries.

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