Luke Ching, Vvzela Kook
Until Apr 25
The title Glitch in the Matrix is borrowed from the film The Matrix, referencing the changes in the coded virtual world. For Luke Ching, his daily experiences often make him feel caught between a sense of déjà vu and jamais vu (never seen), leading him to question whether there is a glitch in the system. Early works of Ching’s on view in the exhibition reveal political perspectives that are relevant to the current social climate and which are pursued in the new works on view as well.
Confidential Records: Overwrite presents three chapters of Vvzela Kook’s science fiction series Confidential Records, ongoing since 2016 and which originated in Kook’s extensive research into the history of Kowloon Walled City, drawing inspiration from scientist Ray Kurzweil’s Law of Accelerating Returns to extrapolate a future in which the development of artificial intelligence is so advanced that it threatens the existence of humans. Newly commissioned for this exhibition, the eponymous third chapter, Overwrite, takes the form of a multimedia walk, where the audience is invited to follow a route out of the exhibition space and into the streets near Para Site, guided by a series of clues and instructions.
Para Site is Hong Kong’s leading contemporary art centre and one of the oldest and most active independent art institutions in Asia. It produces exhibitions, publications, discursive, and educational projects aimed at forging a critical understanding of local and international phenomena in art and society.