Cam WONG: An isolated chapter 黃麗茵《斷章》
an isolated chapter
5 July - 3 August 2013
Four sets of print works offer Cam Wong's detailed observations on life. Her etchings, composed of simple geometric shapes, document the passing of time. "An isolated chapter", from which the exhibition takes its name, is a 3 by 3 metre installation of 425 seemingly identical prints made from a single copper plate. Through an arduous routine of inking, pressing and buffing, the pattern on paper fades with every impression as the sunken lines on metal gradually meld into a smooth plane.
This earnest approach is in part a form of self-training for the artist as the repetitiveness sets pace for meditation. With the imminence of disappearance, the changing state in the prints attests to the subtle differences of events in time, and brings about a paradoxical awareness of being. The consciousness of such echoes Wong's romanticised vision of the transient nature of life. The resulting constellation is both a sequence of experience and a poetic display of timelessness. Her works create alternative spaces, allowing viewers to stop and ponder.