[Re-]Fabrication held at Para/Site Art Space in 2006 is part of a retrospective on Hong Kong artist Choi Yan-chi. Researched and curated by Linda Lai, [Re-]Fabrication presents Choi’s reconstruction and adaptation of her former installation series – Drowned (1989-97) and Past & Future (1997-2000). One of the key performances in which Choi had participated, Object-activity (1989), will be re-interpreted in video form by a group of students from City University’s School of Creative Media.
This catalogue surveys the meandering paths Choi has walked through: from painting to the deconstruction of the genre, from the play with material to installation, from photography and video to performace, from the quest for and burden of “Chinese-ness” to the struggle to move into conceptual art… The many trajectories mapped out in Choi’s works and pursuits speak of not only the artist’s soul-searching journey for integration and contextualization in her own art practices, but also, reflecxively, the many crises and opportunities emerging in the history of the visual arts in Hong Kong. The book provides documentation of Choi’s works and writings by and about her, artist chronology, and a list of writings in progress.