Silas FONG: Memory Disorder 方琛宇 《記憶障礙》
21 April - 21 May 2011
Gallery EXIT is pleased to present Memory Disorder, the first solo exhibition of Silas Fong with the gallery. The exhibition is a video installation consisting of 26 videos, slide shows and text captions. The videos are captured by telecine super 8 film, webcam, cellphone, camera and digital video of different qualities.
With Memory Disorder, Fong investigates how the temporality of memory comes into play. In our consciousness, the images that one sees prompt an associate with images drawn from our memory. This often triggers flashbacks and even imagined events. Our minds are often a sequence of randomly connected scenes. Is there an ordering for memories? Are they organized chronologically ordependent on one's state of mind, or an inseparable mixture of both?
By using his biography as a specimen, Fong choreographs an experience of immerging in memories and imagination by letting moving images appear and disappear. The scenes are drawn from personal encounters with conflict, the youthful urge to search for something not known, people to empathize with and places imbued with affection. According to Fong, the work is an on-going fragmented narrative that raises the question: "do we want to forget, or not?"
Silas Fong (b. 1985) is currently a MFA candidate at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His video, installation and new media works have been exhibited in Europe and Asia. In 2009, He received the Young Artist Award of at The Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial. His work is collected by the Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art collection of the Macao Museum of Art.
方氏現於香港中文大學修讀藝術碩士課程。他的錄像、裝置及新媒體作品曾於亞洲及歐洲的展覽及放映會展示。他於2009年獲香港當代藝術雙年獎 - 青年藝術家獎, 其作品亦獲澳門藝術館中國行為藝術文獻收藏。