Video art screenings
selected by Hidden Space
Part of the after/party programme
by Starch and Supper House
for Singapore Art Week
5-14 January 2023
Night Skies is a screening of three Hong Kong artists’ video works selected by Hidden Space and shown on the rooftop of Supper House, Singapore. It's part of after/party, a programme of exhibitions and events by independent art spaces starch and Supper House for Singapore Art Week 2023.
Screenings: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 January 2023
7pm til late
Between them, these videos explore areas of personal concern and wider historical issues, amid both the pressure of societal structures and the vastness of the universe, while still finding an uplifting sensory beauty along the way.
In Mui, Yuen Nga Chi recounts moments of anxiety, and in the cathartic immolation of a taxidermied deer, finally releases the remains of the once-living creature into the earth and the night sky.
For her video poem Sparkling Fountain, Jess Lau Ching Wa uses stop-motion to record the unpicking of embroidered stars. As the labour of unknown seamstresses disintegrates into tiny flecks of thread, we see the universe expanding and disintegrating – all turning to dust, ourselves and our labours part of a cosmic whole.
Yuen Nga Chi
Sparkling Fountain, 2021
Jess Lau Ching Wa
Hou Lam Tsui’s video essay Hard Tongue on Pillow starts with the enigmatic condition ‘geographic tongue’ and goes on to question naming, mapping and boundaries as mechanisms of power. All the while a stuck-out tongue fills the frame and is subjected to endless streams of salt and sugar, exacerbating its metaphorical topography.
Hard Tongue on Pillow, 2021
Hou Lam Tsui