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See you there tonight

Date
Jun 20, 2024
Time
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Venue

10B, Wing Wah Industrial Building
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

As Trevor Yeung’s solo exhibition ‘Soft breath’ nears its conclusion, we extend an invitation to all for a special night of gathering, picnicking, and happenings.

In the meticulously constructed exhibition space reimagining a London cruising ground, where the ‘fuck tree’ has borne witness to generations of queer intimacies and encounters, Trevor Yeung will be joined by guest artists and creators to open up further interpretations of our connections with each other, with trees, and with natural beings across time and place—whether repressed or exposed, remembered or forgotten.

The evening features soundscape and music by Longman Luk, storytelling by Jaime Chu, and poetry readings by Wong Sin on site, as well as recorded poetry by Nicholas Wong and Chen Poyu.

Light refreshments and beverages will be available, while participants are also welcome to bring their own. The event is free and open to all, no RSVP required.

About

Chen Poyu

Born in 1993, Chen Poyu has won numerous literary prizes in Taiwan, including the Lin Rong San Literary Award and China Times Literary Award. He is the author of The Art of Rivalry (poems), The Scientist (essays), Bubbles Maker (essays), and mini me (poems). His Chinese translation of Robert Hass’s Summer Snow was published in 2022. He currently lives in Taipei.

 

Jaime Chu

Jaime Chu is an occasional critic and former art worker from Hong Kong. Working in book publishing and contemporary art between Hong Kong, Beijing, and New York, she was a contributing editor for Spike Art Magazine and her writing has appeared in The Nation and The Baffler, among other experimental publishing projects.

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Longman Luk

Longman Luk is an erhuist and sound artist who has been fascinated by both the generative potential of computer music and the wonder of natural soundscapes, which unlock a broad range of materials and their interplaying possibilities for him. Seeking to extend the sonic experience with technology, his current practice includes ambisonics/spatial sound design, audiovisual performance, VR/sound installation, oscilloscope animation, and more.

 

Nicholas Wong

Nicholas Wong received a Master of Philosophy in Comparative Literature from The University of Hong Kong and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from City University of Hong Kong. Prior to his artistic practice, Wong is the author of Crevasse (Kaya Press, 2015), the winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, and Besiege Me (Noemi Press, 2021). He is also the recipient of the Australian Book Review’s Peter Porter Poetry Prize. In his writing practice, he collaborates with various renowned writers including Sun Tzu Ping in Taiwan, and contributed writings to the radio composition project ‘One of the Two Stories, Or Both’ at Manchester International Festival 2017, and the catalogue of the exhibition ‘One Hand Clapping’ at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. He is also the recipient of the Hong Kong Young Artist Award in Literary Arts and the Renaissance Foundation Prize (Literary Arts). He currently lives in Hong Kong and has worked as a Lecturer at The Education University of Hong Kong for the past decade.

 

Wong Sin

Wong Sin is an artist based in Hong Kong specialising in poetry, performance, and painting. Her creative pursuits seek to delve into the depths of human consciousness through abstract and organic forms. She explores how to integrate poetry, performance, and substance to present the human spiritual state in order to reflect on the conflicts and breakthroughs arising from the limitations of the human body. Drawing nourishment from literature and philosophy, she contemplates the intricate relationship between the world and its inhabitants.

 

Trevor Yeung

Trevor Yeung (b. 1988 in Guangdong; lives and works in Hong Kong) uses botanic ecology, horticulture, and aquarium systems as metaphors for emancipation from the expectations inherent in human relationships. Yeung draws inspiration from intimate and personal experiences, culminating in works that range from image-based works to large-scale installations. Yeung had his first institutional solo exhibition in the United Kingdom, ‘Soft ground’, at Gasworks, London, in 2023. He was nominated for the Sigg Prize 2023. In 2024, Yeung will represent Hong Kong at the 60th Venice Biennale. Previously, he has participated in Singapore Biennale (2022); Kathmandu Triennale (2022); Lyon Biennale (2019); the 4th Dhaka Art Summit (2018); and the 10th Shanghai Biennale (2014). Yeung has also exhibited at M+, Hong Kong (2023); Blank Canvas, Penang (2023); Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris (2022); Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong (2022); Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai (2022); Para Site, Hong Kong (2020, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014); Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2018); and OCAT, Shenzhen (2016).