The Floaters — Exhibition at The Gallery of Hong Kong Art School

Exhibition Statement

A translucent parasite latches onto us at some point in our lives. Some would try to seek it out, while others would sit and wait for it to drift into vision. Some would never be able to see it, while others have learned to ignore it. Nevertheless, these parasites are always there. They are the floaters.

Through a series of artwork including art installation, sculpture and graphic art, four alumni-artists of Hong Kong Art School illustrate the changes in our lives with “insects”, where our sight, flesh, or mind is parasitized, like floaters.

CHAN Wing Sze’s “parasites” take the form of headphones to insulate their host from the environment, protecting her, but also corroding her simultaneously.

LEUNG Man Lai’s “nest” is a collective of organisms, all journeying to nirvana.

LAU Cathleen Ching Yee’s body landscape contemplates living with anxiety not as an illness, but as a game of navigating between implosion and erosion.

CHUNG Siu Fung’s “mask” is a group of insects that obstruct the human respiratory system, shortening the lives of those who rely on them, yet strangely enough, no one has ever attempted to destroy them.

The Floaters
Exhibition Period : 8 October – 8 November 2022
Time : 11am – 8pm (Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays)
Venue : The Gallery of Hong Kong Art School  (10/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)
Artists : CHAN Wing Sze, LEUNG Man Lai, LAU Cathleen Ching Yee, CHUNG Siu Fung
Curated by : CHAN Wing Sze

Opening
Date : 8 October (Sat)
Time : 6:00pm

Chat & Chill
Date : 22 October (Sat)
Time : 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Language : Cantonese

Guided Tour
Date : 5 November (Sat)
Time : 1:00pm – 1:30pm
Language : Cantonese