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The Ghost of Sister Ping (魅影蹤跡)
Exhibition Period: 27 October to 17 November 2017 (Mon-Sat) 12:00-19:00
at Videotage (Unit 13 Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan)
**The exhibition will close at 13:00 on Friday, 17 November.**
Exhibition Opening: 27 October 2017 (Thurs) 19:00-21:00

Join us on opening night to explore a realm of ghostly imaginings and hear the tales of the artists and curators. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Registration is required.

 

The exhibition opening will also mark the start of the tenth anniversary celebration for Visual Culture Studies at CUHK. Meet the faculty and alumni who made the video installation possible both directly and indirectly through participating in the development of Hong Kong's art scene. 

The Artwork
The Ghost of Sister Ping (萍姐倩魂)
Artist: Katrien Jacobs 

The Ghost of Sister Ping is an artwork and multi-media installation based on a reinterpretation of historical Chinese ghost fictions, filmed on location in Hong Kong’s northeastern New Territories. The artwork presents the frustrated romance of a young academic lecturer, Sister Ping, as a looping montage of her life accompanied by a soundtrack of her powerfully ethereal and sexy voice. Visitors are welcome to join the love journey of Sister Ping, feeling her love affair more closely by touching her clothes and peeping into the bedroom of her ex-lover, who deserted her for a male lover and homme fatale, Fritz. 

Ghost Dog (狗鬼 )
Artist: Kacey Wong (黃國才)

According to ancient texts, the earliest documentation of ghosts in China were neither male nor female, but animal ghosts, while in the West the most common animal ghosts are dogs, cats and horses. Every time I read on the news about a dog suddenly running into the road causing traffic accidents, I would wonder if that dog is a ghost? Is it looking for revenge or searching for the owner who has abandoned it? There are a lot of traffic accidents in Hong Kong ‘caused’ by dogs; are they all caused by the same ghost dog? www.kaceywong.com/ghost-dog/

聽說中國最早記載的鬼並非男或女,而是動物幽靈,而在西方最常見的動物鬼魂依次序為狗、貓和馬。每當我讀報章看到由突然衝出來的狗而引發的交通意外,我都會想,那隻狗是否幽靈?它衝出馬路是否為了尋找拋棄它的主人復仇?全港大量由狗「引致」的交通意外,是否都是同一隻狗鬼魂在攪鬼?

Ghost Dog, Kacey Wong
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