Artist Angel Hui using toilet paper to create art, Elaine Wong's photography & in the studio: jazz duo Zoe Ng & Preston Lau
When the Covid-19 reached Hong Kong at the end of January, rumours of potential shortages of everyday items caused an epidemic of its own, an epidemic of panic buying of daily necessities such as rice, sanitising products, tissue and toilet paper. For a couple of weeks, these goods were in short supply. Artist Angel Hui wasn’t part of the panic buying, but she does have a large stockpile of one of those much coveted everyday necessities. Tissue paper is, for her, a vital part of her work.
The coronavirus has changed many aspects of our lives. How permanent those changes will be remains to be seen. The impact that disruption of our daily lives and realities has on our feelings and imagination is the theme of Elaine Wong’s solo exhibition at Lumenvisum: “The Ashes of Tomorrow”. In the words of the artist, the experimental photos and videography “are developed through experimental exercises to investigate the relationship of movement and time in images, light and space.”
Saxophonist Zoe Ng and music producer Preston Lau come from different musical backgrounds, but jazz has brought them together. For the past few years, the two have been making music together, either performing as a duo or in different jazz bands. Last Friday, they were due to give a concert together, but due to Covid-19, they had to adapt and change the format. They’re here to tell us more.