- 'Transporting Qi' Cecilia Ho
Transporting Qi From the mouth of Pearl River Delta, 200 balloons were blown and transported 2,000km to the rural Yunnan, passing through Hong Kong, Macau, ZhenJiang, BaiSe, LuoPing, and JianShui. Arriving the gigantic rice terraces of Yuanyang, children villagers received the air and made performance of its release.
Art beyond Visual and Walls Along the voyage, the artist provokes the ordinary with air- a subject of occasion, conversation, participation, collection and at times illusion. Capturing each complexion and emotion, emerging in the artworks is an authentic and artistic understanding of contemporary China.
Qi- a new geography Transporting air denotes the circulating of formless strength (Qi) in a body. Here the individuals donate his or her Qi to give form and trigger the circulation. The travel of Qi from Hong Kong to China raises questions between the edge and centre, outside and inside, citizens and villagers, transaction and giving.
Portraits, fate, past and future Transporting Air means luck as well, literally. Critics (as fortune tellers) shall attempt to a reading of Qi from many portraits collected throughout the journey. The fate of Chinese would tell a future of China?
Curated by Alvin Yip