Para Site Art Space is proud to present An Open Rule exhibition: Blink▀▃ Space, Drifting Presence, an open work about rule-making and rule-driven creativity at its Sheung Wan premise.
Curated by, this project is incited initially in commemoration of the late young artist who exhibited at Para Site in 2003, but finally unfolds as a series of collaborative creative activities. has previously made a few sets of rules as her creative project concerning the idea of ‘open-endedness’, ‘play’ and ‘inter-mediality’ in contemporary practice. A group of artists will create work in response to these given rules. It results in an exhibition of all these new works together with s, alongside with a series of forums, lectures, and workshops on rule-driven creativity. A catalogue is published afterward as the documentation of the whole project.
The exhibition space is not a cube■, but _frames_borders_ are to be torn off to allow the impact of rules to scatter everywhere. The rules will not restrict you from doing this and that, but give you a hand in whatever you do to the space. Break it, bend it, cut it, merge it, destroy it…as you like.
The play with order and format will begin with the encoding process and the encounter with presence/absence of sense/ ‘Nonsense’. Open-endedness is the ultimate rule of the game. The process of moving and chaining will undermine the totality and wholesomeness of form to allow the full effect of morphing. Rules are dug out from daily exercises and unfolded beyond everyday rationality. Illusive and elusive but the resulting work will be more than you can touch, press and sense.
The gallery space will begin with the spatialized display of the video works of late young artist. The initial set-up will engage with the idea of presence/absence, with a lot of empty space or space of ellipses. As the event moves on, this basic set up will be modified and transformed. The multiplicity of nodes from segments of ’s, images floating in the air, ‘the’ thread dangling, swirling and coiling, waiting to be deconstructed and extended.
An Open Rule exhibition: Blink▀▃ Space, Drifting Presence was initially conceived in her commemoration. We have now turned it into an open creative event to extend the exploration of the open-endedness of art and rule-driven creativity. Rather than a solo exhibition with the display of prepared artworks honouring a single ‘artist’, the month-long event will be a continuous series of organized acts of spatial manipulation. Via art-making, workshops, seminars, and tea-parties, we engage critically in the many questions thathad raised in her works. We also invite interested individuals to re-consider questions of curatorial practice. The event wants to bring together artists, critics, writers, and educators.
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.