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漫慢電視 – 安．伊莉亞森的凝視
5月7日 (星期六) | 下午4:00 – 6:00
黃竹坑道40號貴寶工業大廈 8 樓 D 室
除 5 月 7 日開幕外，裝置示範期間舉行兩場現場特備節目，歡迎光臨：
5 月 14 日 （六）： 現場特備節目一／訪問清談茶會節目 ﹣ 藝術家分享會／ 4pm
5 月 21 日 (六） ： 現場特備節目二／水星逆行﹣強迫性慢駛 ／ 4pm ／
“Slow-So TV” －Ann Eilathan’s Gaze
A solo exhibition by Natalie Lo Lai Lai
7– 22 May 2016 (Close on Mondays)
Opening reception with the artist
7 May 2016 (Saturday) | 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Room D, 8/F, Kwai Bo Industrial Building, No.40 Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Sometimes, I feel my hands are tied on things with Ann Eilathan.
Her eyes fix on a tiny spot of dust. I suspect if she could see the micro-organisms or dust floating in the air, and if her eyes are telling her grief or calmness. It’s hard to tell.
Perhaps she has swapped her face with a doll’s in the department store.
Outside the box, collapsing into chaos, blood down-streaming, mind confused, heart trembling and chest tightened every so often; but her appearance remains calm. She tells me that her soul has long gone, that distraction is normal. Mouthing a pulpy pudding, by then she realizes that the dry pan, which often confuses blue with green, is sneezing and burning on the stove. Before she could take a breath, her mind drifts away once again.
Evidently, she is suffering from distractibility.
All I could do is to introduce the “Slow-So TV” to Ann. It has had no attempt to get any broadcasting license. It is an underground TV channel. No, it is a set of video installation, with all kinds of programmes aired at all times: boring country sceneries, oceans of the south from the old days, reporter without a voice, recipes for anorexia, a DIY birthday cake… nothing special. She starts watching with full attention, waiting for surprises, or peeping on something. Her gaze entangles with that of the monitor, both staring at one another. Her eyes are not empty anymore, sometimes they look weak, while sometimes there is hope.
Tranquilly distracted again, she then switches the channel.
“Ann Eilathan’s Gaze”— First solo exhibition of Natalie LO Lai-lai in Hong Kong, proudly present “Slow-So TV” video installation. Apart from the opening on 7 May, there are two special programmes during the installation demonstration period. All are welcomed.
14 May, Saturday, 4pm — Special programme 1 / Tea party interview / Artist’s sharing
21 May, Saturday, 4pm — Special programme 2 / Mercury Retrograde – Compulsive Slowness/
Special guest: Astrology lovers from MoSunSun group
About the artist
lolailai.com (updates are made in slow progress)
Lo is a “retired travel journalist,” now focused upon the making of tourism and nature but is always distracted. Her past works were triggered by ideas about nostalgic travel, resting places, culture and the psychological effects of tourism on travelers. She is a learner at the collective organic farm Sangwoodgoon (Hong Kong) and explores the lifestyle of “Half-Farming, Half-X .” This might mean that she is mutative and always incomplete. Such a practice challenges her to question alternative living and the autonomy of being as both a Hongkonger and an artist. Food, farming, fermentation, slow-driving, surveillance, meditation are her most recent areas of research.