Duration: 14 minutes
I performed stripping down to my underwear and bore the weight of a plexiglass window, then I interacted with audiences through the glass. Using what resembled a transaction window, I explored the power binary implicated at either end of the window.
Metamorphosis Stage 1/-0: Transgressions
Duration: 17 minutes
LED head light, International Plastic Co. performance roll, air plus pack, camping backpack
Videographer: Crystal Wong
Metamorphosis Stage 1/-0: Transgressions is a solo movement-based work that sets in an allegorical framework. The presentation probes questions of the normativity of body and objecthood through transgressive movements.
The extended history of Chinese language lives in my tongue, my vocal cord, my body. The intonations in Cantonese, the strokes in Traditional Chinese contract and expand when I am pulling out phrases nested in the flesh, even for now when I am writing this.
My tongue has been stiff and flexible. The slightest difference in sonic tones triggers the learning engine to mimic the sound; through forceful repetition, I learn to speak.
The conflict in language learning becomes tension under my fingertips; to adapt, I have to empty the pre-existence and pursue the blurry transgression, the raw form of an immature or ancient body. In this development of metamorphosis, the clumsy limbs become coordinated, but soon, the bare surround becomes stuffy again, when one is questioning the idea of the normativity of objects and construction of identity by language.
The melee of these interconnected mechanisms will be manifested through a set of gestural and prop studies in the performance.
Taking Off from Lockhart Road
Duration: 5 minutes
Safety blanket, 5 85"x85" laser prints
The photograph installation is a photograph that I took in 2014, during the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong, right before I was chased by riot police with machine guns. Wrapped in emergency blanket, I ran into walls, and eventually went beyond designated boundaries for the work.
The Common Objects
Participation/ Works on Paper
The artist book resembles a craft book that instructs readers to cut out and make household objects. Images contain embedded sensitive information about censorship, and spaces to fill in other information that readers wish to hide and disseminate.
Participants are presented with handwritten instruction manuals of the book, which they have the choice to erase after reading, or reconstruct with tools provided. The gesture of erasure echoes self censorship under the regime of state censorship.
Duration: 35 minutes
Rope, Iphone 7, women's panties, boxer, fakeblood, archival pigmented prints
Reflection/ Absorption/ Radiation
Safety blanket, mirror
This performance incorporates materials that reflects, absorbs and radiates. Multiple conduits of reflection create mirror images of the performer and passersby, subjects and objects of looking, and reality and its symbolic representation in art.
Re:performing with Lead
Duration: 5 minutes
Wood, lead paint, baseball pitching machine, door handle, lightbulb, light strips, pigmented inkjet print
Using discarded and obsolete construction materials, I reconstructed sculptures in a new space where I used my body to replicate their forms till I reached the point of exhaustion. The structures evoke a material and cultural history of the site.