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Excerpts From The Holy Bible in Arabic Translations
2005-2008
BY
PENG Hung-Chih
Excerpts From The Holy Bible in Arabic Translations
2006
Video Installation , Single-channel video
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Here, Peng’s dog spells out words in Arabic, although the texts excerpted are in fact drawn from the Bible. The sentences contain words such as killing, blood, revenge, wrath, punishment, death, sword, enemy, hate, slay and destroy. This may lead to an interesting case of misrecognition in the Western viewer as s/he assumes that these violent phrases are not rooted in her/his own culture. In these post 9-11 times, Peng illustrates that common conceptions of Islam, particularly in the U.S. and Europe, are in fact closer to home than many recognize.

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PENG Hung-Chih, 2005-2008, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, , Installation Art
PENG Hung-Chih, , Photographic Art
PENG Hung-Chih, , Installation Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2005-2008, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2005-2008, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, , Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, , Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2005-2008, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, , Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, , Installation Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2005-2008, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, , Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, , Photographic Art , Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2005-2008, Video Art