In one of’s works, Blue, a woman can be heard singing “dying dying…” towards the end of the film, which is borrowed from the soundtrack of ’s Biography. Blue is a depiction of images from World War II that reflect the emotional trauma felt in response to the June 4th massacre. This ghost of history haunts many of works, along with emotions that are instilled by manipulating noises and glitches. In our increasingly technological world, glitches, noises, and system crashes resulting from errors have become a part of prevailing culture. There is no technical invention without errors – this inherent quality allows for errors to break through and provide a punctum, where what is dead or dying gathers, allowing life to pass through.
In this panel, artistand curator will be in conversation with film critic and curator to delve into topics with reference to works in the exhibition What about Home Affairs? and together they will explore how her practice is influenced by the pretence of ghosts in machines, and how this shapes her use of visual language connected with the inherent technology and subjectivity of digital media.
Para Site Art Space is financially supported by the Art Development Matching Grants Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Founded in 1996, Para Site is Hong Kong’s leading contemporary art centre and one of the oldest and most active independent art institutions in Asia. It produces exhibitions, publications, discursive, and educational projects aimed at forging a critical understanding of local and international phenomena in art and society.