29 April - 4 June 2017 (The artist is present from 29 April - 16 May)
Over the last two years, Oscar Chan Yik Long has been reconciling with his demons through art practice. For his project at Things that can happen, Oscar pushes himself out of his comfort zone, delving deeper into the relationship between the external world and the darkness within all of us, and the continuous psychological creation of one through the other.
Following his residency in February, for 18 days from 29 April to 16 May, Oscar seals himself into the galleries of the space, daily habits fitting into the corners of the rooms, cutting himself off from our mediatised world, and engages with the energies, shadows and voices that the site compels. As an obsessive observer of his internal state, the oppressive confines of Things that can happen may call new demons to surface only to make way for a new experience of himself, the world and Things that can happen. By the end of 18 days, a simple “rite of passage” will be held, to mark Oscar’s return to the world outside. What he leaves behind in the space will be on show till 4 June.
Soliquid is a substance hovering between the semi-solid and the semi-liquid. By giving up all conscious effort in self-preservation, Oscar free falls into the ambivalent state of in-betweeness, that of the soliquid.
Oscar’s “rite of passage” Date: Tuesday, 16 May 2017 Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Oscar Chan Yik Long is an artist based in Hong Kong. His practice focuses on personal experiences through different media including installation, ceramics, and illustration, most of which are site-specific.
We sincerely thank Yana and Stephen Peel for generously supporting Oscar Chan Yik Long's residency and exhibition at Things that can happen. We are additionally grateful for support from the Young Collectors Collective (YCC) for the exhibition.