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‘Incantation’ draws together observations of spiritual and mystical practice across Hong Kong and California, opportunity to question our accustomed acceptances and beliefs. We are told ‘Enlightenment is a package’ by a Ngong Ping representative, whilst the rusting outdoor seated Buddha and florescent life size figures serve as physical emblems for ritual commitment. Artist is alienated from her grandmother at a modern Cantonese Protestant church and the superstition inherent in ancient traditions is revealed in the Ghost Opera spectacle and physiognomist’s ‘psychological bath’ and face reading.
See the gallery guide for the wider context that Incantation was originally created. Commissioned by Cornerhouse as part of my exhibtion, Interval; A Narrative Psychosis