“She, herself”: Experiments from Chloe Cheuk
1 - 23 August 2015
Thursday - Sunday, 13:00-20:00
We’re delighted to announce the soft opening of Things that can happen August 1st through 23rd with the first of our Experiments by Chloe Cheuk. Experiments lay at the heart of our vision by inviting artists to intimately engage with a space with the freedom to explore, inconclusive, free of external constraints, or pressures from the market. During this period, Chloe will continue to grow the project with additional works as part of an ongoing conversation with the space. Returning recently from a month-long residency in Zurich and counting down to a two-year relocation to Montreal, her intervention comes at a time when she reflects on her relationship with Hong Kong, the city where she's grown up, and the people and things that have shaped this experience. A last glance before a long departure.
“It is a special art space where a normal apartment is being used. When I am inside the apartment, I recall memories of being by myself, and being with someone else in the house. Doors, fans and lights, a setting we find in every home, they are things we interact with everyday. When I am alone they draw me into conversation, reminding me of a relationship between two people. We synchronise but sometimes separate again. We accept, but reject again. Within this space there are many conversations. Back and forth, all happening in the house.” - Chloe
Chloe Cheuk explores emotional connections with mechanical devices; through the interactions of ordinary objects she conjures dialogue and multiple inferences. She obtained her BA from Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong and begins her MFA at Concordia University, Montreal from Autumn 2015.
We would like to thank Doreen Merkel for her kind support of Chloe’s Experiment at Things that can happen.