Echo Yinsin Ho

Born and raised in Peking, the media artist Echo YinSin Ho had studied cinematography before coming to Germany in 1998. She went on to study at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne where she received her second diploma in 2003. In her previous works, Echo Ho has combined video animation with sound, dance, textual and poetic elements. In her highly acclaimed video installation titled "Still Mountain, Flying Clouds", Ho addressed the problematic relationship between the environment and the city. Working together with the artists' group Earweego, she has presented sound installations and composed computer music which was also performed in Germany at the Zeche Zollverein in Essen. Inspired by the dialogue between Marco Polo and Kublai Khan in Italo Calvino's novel "Invisible Cities", Ho will be examining the issue of Peking's identity from two different angles - from a documentary point of view, employing objective audio samples of the urban soundscape, and through subjective, essayistic video tours of her old city neighbourhoods.