In the panel, I discussed about my reflections upon what art can do to foster a stronger civil society in Hong Kong.
Dear Mr Kwok Woon
How do you do? I take the liberty to write to you, not only because I have heard of your name for long, but also all of your friends told me that you were a generous, casual, friendly and approachable person. Their eyes are always sparkling when they talk about you. Someone says, without you, Macao art scene is missing something. Someone says, he wishes there were more people like you in Macao. Someone tells me that nobody dislikes you. Someone also says that you had a colourful life, and always used colour to confront challenges. All these stories I have heard make you alive to me; your artwork makes you a vivid person too. Mr Kwok, don’t you have a larger-than-life character that stays in everybody’s mind? Ten years after you passed away, I have had a chance to cross your path by collecting stories from your friends, as if picking up lots of colourful fragments scattered in different corners…
Invited by Zürcher Hochschule Der Künste (ZhdK) and Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA), I presented a paper ‘More than a Fetish; More than Cemeteries: Documenting and Archiving Activism’ in the conference in Taipei.
– installation/intervention, 2014-2016
I presented a paper ‘Parody as Tactical Protest in Hong Kong’s Activism: An Auto-Ethnographic Account of Performative Critical Engagement’ at the Association for Asian Performance (AAP) Annual Conference 2016, Chicago, USA, 10-11 August 2016.
– social engagement/gastronomy/