Past Exhibition

There's No Beginning. There's No End.

Ice Wong Kei Suet Solo Exhibition

Curated by Kobe Ko

A live durational performance

25, 26, 27 September 2020

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There’s No Beginning. There’s No End.
Ice Wong Kei Suet Solo Exhibition

25, 26, 27 Sep 2020 (3 days only)
Hours: Fri, 5-8pm; Sat & Sun, 1-7pm

In the Post-Human Narratives project, curator Kobe Ko brings together a selection of women artists from Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan in different locations both real and virtual. Hidden Space is delighted to present one of the physical events, Ice Wong Kei Suet's There’s No Beginning. There’s No End.

From the curator: Following two online exhibitions, the Post-Human Narratives project switches to the physical exhibition space to present a durational performance artwork by Ice Wong Kei Suet. Ice uses candyfloss as a metaphor for the human fantasy of a good life. Sugar grains are spun and collapse in the process of transforming into candyfloss. The artist removes the outer shell of the candyfloss machine, letting the sugar threads float free and transform the exhibition space into a giant candyfloss machine. This is a continuous experiment. The spun sugar threads will accumulate in the space until the end of the exhibition.

More about the project: 

https://www.posthumannarratives.com/

From the artist:

There’s no beginning. There’s no end. (2020) is a durational site-specific performance that takes place over three days, taking the chemistry of candyfloss as a point of departure to illustrate the endlessness and incongruity between expectancy and reality. Candyfloss is made by heating and liquifying sugar, spinning it centrifugally through minute holes, and finally allowing it to rapidly cool and re-solidify into fine strands. The dissolved sugar spreads and attaches to objects surrounding the centrifuge creating bunches of fine sugar strands, expanding and falling on and on. A regular candyfloss machine includes a surrounding shield to confine the sugar strands, but here the walls of the space become the shield and to enter the space is to enter the machine and everything, including us, become parts of it. 

 

Candyfloss is a confection found at amusement parks, a fantasy treat associated with fun and happiness, correlating with the imaginary unspoiled and utopian funfair, a place of temporary escape from reality. Even the word candyfloss metaphorically means something perceived as lacking in worth or substance, but still, we desire its non-nutritious, transient pleasures. Is it a law of nature to struggle on with both eagerness and endless dissatisfaction? 

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Ice WONG Kei Suet (HK) obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2018. She takes the interconnectedness of nature and man as her point of departure, working mainly towards installation, video and drawing. She has exhibited in Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou, this is her first solo exhibition.

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