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See you there tonight

Jun 20, 2024
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


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 yehu improvisation by Longman Luk. The soundscape is generated and translated from field recordings of natural sounds, whereas the yehu, a string instrument made from coconut shells, also appropriates nature in its materiality.

Jaime Chu will read from her text ‘Camera Eats First: Before All This’ that reflects upon interplay among amnesia, remembering, and bearing witness, musing on the role memory plays in our perception of time and agency, as well as the ways in which public and private memories intersect.

Wong Sin will also give a reading of her poem ‘Trees of Desires’, allegorically imagining entanglements of desires and loss in a woodland, beginning her reading by lying down and transitioning into an upright position to signal the trajectory from rest to rebirth.

Audio excerpts from Nicholas Wong’s ‘Gen X Odes’, co-translated by Chen Poyu, stages cruising in a multispecies parkland, disrupting the mundane yet alienated setting, with intimacies at times invisible and conflicted.

Trevor Yeung will wrap up the evening in conversation with Billy Tang, Executive Director and Curator, and Jessie Kwok, Assistant Curator, sharing his experience of making ‘Soft breath’ at Para Site.

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.


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.



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 (poet, translator, visual artist; Hong Kong) is the author of Crevasse (Kaya Press), winner of the Lambda Literary Awards in Gay Poetry, and Besiege Me (Noemi Press), also a finalist in the same category. He was the winner of Australian Book Review’s Peter Porter Poetry Prize in 2018. Wong has also contributed writings to projects organised by the Manchester International Festival, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.


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).

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