‘The System Is Done, Let’s Start Again’, Hong Kong
‘The System Is Done, Let’s Start Again’ performance
‘Commemorating 1911 – 2011-Exhibition & Performance Art’, Hong Kong
25/10 October 2011 at 7:00pm & 30/10/2011
下午4pm, 晚上7pm on Rooftop and Neuberg Artspace, Jockey Club Arts Centre, Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong
‘The System Is Done, Let’s Start Again’ extends my exploration of current global economic crisis and the notion of value (of self, of resources, of product). The performance responds to endemic price rises, welfare cuts and international trade deficits. It restages governmental implementations to control, regulate and protect the interests of their own nation state and considers global migratory flows towards a sustainable model of complex human mobility. Such factors as key to resolve individual freedom and a basic human right to flourish in egalitarian society. Beginning with the act of exchange, the actions chart the free flow of goods and people between nation states and redistribution of wealth through reconstruction of import/export migratory routes prompted by a series of audience interaction. The first produce for trade is the banana; significant fruit in international trade and staple source of income, employment and earnings stability for many developing countries. Subsequently, I trigger a chain of exchanges inviting audience to barter and choose trade flow. Each mapped interchange represents a trade import/export between nations and allows individual chance to voice his wishes and resolution towards an inclusive cyclic recovery across borders. Whether the outcome and interchange with artist is productive or mooted by absurdity of personal bias, audience response prompts us to considers and reflect on trade deficit, overpopulation, wealth/poverty power imbalance and any possible means to broker futile political occupation.
From Click on Image for album ‘The System Is Done, Let’s Start Again’, Neuberg Arts Space, Hong Kong
Dough Portraits with Soren Dahlgaard
Rooftop performance with Gim Gwang Cheol
I’ll also show ‘I Have A Story’ and a performance video.
The exhibition considers a revolution that propelled China into an era of republicanism, modernity and democracy.
Opening: 25/10/2011 晚上7pm
Exhibition runs: 日期 Dates: 26/10 – 3/11/2011 時間 Time: 10am – 7pm
Installing ‘The System Is Done. Let’s Start Again’
‘Art Of Encountering’ Event, Artist Discussion
Thanks to CCCD, Hong Kong and Mok Chiu Yu.