A Flags-Raising-Lowering Ceremony at my home’s clothes drying rack

Video installation with inkjet print on photo paper in metal frame, hand-painted cloth sewed as flag, bamboo; single channel video, HDV, colour, stereo sound
2007

1′ 47″

In the year of the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of The People’s Republic of China, I invited artist Lee Kit to hand-paint a HKSAR regional flag for me, which had to follow the detail instructions in “The State’s Standards of The People’s Republic of China, GB16689-1996”, issued by The State Authority of Technical Monitoring. My girlfriend Wong Wai Yin sewed the painted cloth into a flag. I then asked my parents to perform a flags-raising-lowering ceremony on their home’s clothes drying rack, with the hand-painted flag, and the national flag of The People’s Republic of China and The United Kingdom. In the video, the flags were continuously raised and lowered arbitrarily by my parents, the national anthem of the associated flag was played or suddenly paused while the flag was raised or lowered.

+ exhibition history

2015. “Happy Together”, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, USA
2014. “Huayu Youth Award, Art Sanya 2014”, Sanya, China
2014. “Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014”, Kochi, India
2014. “Both Sides Now – Somewhere between Hong Kong and the UK”, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong
2014. “Mapping Asia”, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
2012. “Curatorial Hub”, TEMP, New York, USA
2012. “Living as Form (The Nomadic Version)”, Videotage, Hong Kong
2012. “HONG KONG DIARY”, Young video art from Hong Kong, 25 Bilder/Sekunde, Mannheim, Germany
2007. “Have You Eaten Yet? – 2007 Asian Art Biennial”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2007. “Reversing Horizons”, Artist Reflections of the Hong Kong Handover 10th Anniversary, MoCA Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2007. “Back to the Basic”, C&G Artpartment, Hong Kong

screening

2015. “Victoria’s Secret”, Clockenflap, Hong Kong
2015. “Videotage Media Art Collection, Both Sides Now”, Museum of Contemporay Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2015. “LOOP Festival”, Cinemas Girona; Media Lounge, Hotel Catalonia Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain
2014. “Both Sides Now – Somewhere between Hong Kong and the UK”, FACT, Liverpool; Duke’s at Komedia, Brighton; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Floating Cinema, King’s Cross, London, UK
2013. “Homemade Videos from Hong Kong”, chi K11 art space, Shanghai, China
2011. “Homemade video from Hong Kong”, CologneOFF 2011 Baltic Sea, ARAD, Szczecin, Poland; National Center for Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia; Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia; Arad Art Museum, Romania
2010. “Homemade video from Hong Kong”, Experimenta! Mostra De Videos, HSESC Campinas, Brazil
 
 

+ 中文 +

我家晾衣架上的升 / 降旗儀式

錄像裝置,噴墨列印相紙金屬框裝裱、手繪布縫製旗幟、竹杆;單頻道錄像,數碼錄像HDV,彩色,立體聲
2007

1分47秒

在中華人民共和國香港特別行政區成立十週年時,我邀請了藝術家李傑為我手繪一面中華人民共和國香港特別行政區區旗,繪畫的規格需依據國家技術監督局發佈之《中華人民共和國國家標準 GB16689-1996》內詳細列明的區旗構成準則。我的女朋友黃慧妍把畫成的布縫製成旗幟。之後,我請父母親用這面區旗、中華人民共和國國旗及英國國旗,在家中的晾衣架上演出了一次升/降旗儀式。錄像中父母親隨意地把三面旗幟不斷升上和降下,該國的國歌則伴隨著旗幟的上升和下降響起和突然中斷。

展出紀錄:

2015.「Happy Together,Tina Kim Gallery」,紐約,美國
2014.「華宇青年獎,Art Sanya 2014」,海南,中國
2014.「Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014」,柯枝,印度
2014.「這麼近那麼遠 – 香港和英國之間的某處」,奧沙畫廊,香港
2014.「拼湊亞洲」,亞洲藝術文獻庫,香港
2012.「Curatorial Hub」,TEMP,紐約,美國
2012.「Living as Form (The Nomadic Version)」,錄影太奇,香港
2012.「HONG KONG DIARY」,Young video art from Hong Kong,25 Bilder/Sekunde,香港,曼海姆,德國
2007.「食飽未? – 2007亞洲藝術雙年展」,國立台灣美術館,台中,台灣
2007.「地軸轉移」,香港藝術家對回歸十週年的回想,上海當代藝術館,上海,中國
2007.「基本回歸」,C&G藝術單位,香港

放映:

2015.「Victoria’s Secret」, Clockenflap,香港
2015.「錄映太奇媒體藝術收藏,彼岸觀自在」,台北當代藝術館,台灣
2015.「LOOP Festival」,Cinemas Girona;Media Lounge, Hotel Catalonia Ramblas,巴塞隆納,西班牙
2014.「這麼近那麼遠 – 香港和英國之間的某處」,FACT,利物浦;Duke’s at Komedia,布萊頓;Whitechapel Gallery,倫敦;Floating Cinema,King’s Cross,倫敦,英國
2013.「自家造作」,chi K11藝術空間,上海,中國
2011.「Homemade video from Hong Kong」,CologneOFF 2011 Baltic Sea,Szczecin,波蘭;National Center for Contemporary Art;聖彼得堡,俄羅斯;Estonian Academy of Arts;Tallinn;愛莎尼亞;Arad Art Museum,羅馬尼亞
2010.「Homemade video from Hong Kong」,Experimenta! Mostra De Videos,HSESC Campinas,巴西

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