Based on, the exhibition representing Hong Kong in the , reassembled his works into two separate exhibitions: and . The former is a collection of works done overseas over the years and the latter is his mixed thoughts about Hong Kong. These two exhibitions demonstrate unique observations of life details as well as his varied ways of arts creation.
works on travel are always about the body being in strange environments. Sometimes lonely situations are involuntary, but sometimes they are self-exiles. He says, “The body will spontaneously build a relationship with the outside world when it is in a strange environment. I am like an observer who jumps out from his own body to watch its reaction. Sometimes I am two. When I see the other me crying in pain, I give him comfort. Between suffering and comforting, the two of me are complementary and self-sufficient.” What he attempts to do is to resume inner peace and lift his spirit through energy consumption on the body. His travel and artistic creation is very close to a
In, the response exhibition presented in the chose a few recent works done overseas. , a travel project in Tokyo, is about walking and purification. He walked along the deep valleys at the middle fold of a map booklet. Endless walks enabled his heartbeat, breathing and body movements to coordinate. Physical tiredness calmed his mind and he could concentrate to observe everything before his eyes. The meaning of things would then be automatically unfolded. in Malaysia is an exploration of “sight”. joined a 5-day-4-night guided tour to Malaysia blind-folded, relying totally on photos to recollect this place that he experienced but never really saw. His conclusion is that a sightless man is not necessarily blind, while a blind man is not necessarily sightless. travels, apart from being processes of meeting new things, are also rediscoveries about himself. For this exhibition he created a new work on , where he stayed in a ( ). The resultant work stands witness to the changes faced by the grassroot section of the city.
The latter half of the exhibition,, opened in the in June 2010.
More materials are available to view on site at Para Site.
The Archive Project is financially supported by the Project Grant of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.