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The Ghost of

SISTER PING

The Ghost of Sister Ping is a video installation and exhibition on display at Videotage from 27 October to 17 November 2017, and is part of a wider programme that includes a symposium centred on the themes of ghosts, sexuality and intellectual practice.  The production of this programme is supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and the M.A. in Visual Culture Studies at the Dept. of Cultural & Religious Studies, CUHK.* 

Video Installation

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. 

Exhibition

The multimedia artwork The Ghost of Sister Ping is a four-screen video and multimedia installation tracing the ghostly transformations of a young academic. Visitors are welcome to immerse themselves in her world, touching her belongings, and peeping into the affairs of her ex-lover.

 

The installation will be placed in dialogue with Kacey Wong's video art work Ghost Dog and its reflections on passage to the afterlife.

27 October to 17 November 2017 (Mon-Sat) 12:00-19:00

Videotage, Cattle Depot Artist Village 

**The exhibition will close at 13:00 on Friday, 17 November.**

Symposium

Throughout Chinese cultural history, the ghost has exemplified a fictional figure who is seductive yet abject, who visits humans and helps them to regain balance in their intellects and sex lives. Ghostly Temptations: Artistic & Sexual Empowerment in Academia will explore how transformations of this traditional spectre can inform and be adopted into embodied and queer techniques of intellectual practice. In this workshop and lecture, keynote speaker Prof. Judith Zeitlin (U. Chicago) and other invited artists and academics will reflect critically on ghosts, gender, and the role of artistic approaches in academia.

30 October 2017 (Mon) 15:00-21:00 @ CUHK

*Hong Kong Arts Development Council fully supports freedom of artistic expression. The views and opinions expressed in this project do not represent the stand of the Council.

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