Gender Construct and Creation Myth (with video)

I am currently working on a public program with Para Site. It is one of the video highlight tours of the current exhibition Garden of Six Seasons. Below is my original script writing and the video(updated 29/8), talking about Citra Sasmita's Work 'The Habor of Restless Spirits' in terms of mythology, narratives of history and… Continue reading Gender Construct and Creation Myth (with video)

Dear D: The Evolution of Love Letters

(The Chinese version was published on Stand News https://thestandnews.com/art/%E8%A6%AA%E6%84%9B%E7%9A%84d-%E6%83%85%E6%9B%B8%E6%BC%94%E5%8C%96%E8%AB%96/#.XBn1XXP3OXY.facebook) In the book Love Letters: 2000 Years of Romance, Andrea Clarke suggested “Love letters are an expression of intimacy; their words allow us insight into the private relationships of people down the ages.” Here I am, looking at the private thoughts of an anonymous admirer on… Continue reading Dear D: The Evolution of Love Letters

Reading Dung Kai-cheung: Invention and Authenticity

It is hard to find a traditional Chinese book to read in London. I complained to my mum and she mailed me a book from my bookshelf in Hong Kong. It was written by Hong Kong writer Dung Kai-cheung, including articles from 1997 to 2010 that shared his views on literature and experience on writing.… Continue reading Reading Dung Kai-cheung: Invention and Authenticity

[Reading Group] A Lively Death

‘A Lively Death’: Contemporary Artistic Conversations with the Still Life Tradition by Isabel Seligman This article mentioned a vegetable-hybrid painting by Glenn Brown, this raised my interest as vegetable-hybrid is the subject matter of my work. In the earlier part of the article, it talks about how still life evolved from the landscape painting. The… Continue reading [Reading Group] A Lively Death

[Reading Group] The Greenhouse Effect, Ralph Rugoff

What I learnt from this essay is the fiction narrate and invention of nature. It talks about "nature" is a cultural invention, it confused us between nature and artifice. This strengthen my knowledge with the stand of Susan Stewart's invention of narrative and Mark Dion's invention of nature. The most interesting part is that in the… Continue reading [Reading Group] The Greenhouse Effect, Ralph Rugoff