The Japanese book “Truth in Fantasy” discusses a belief which claims that, as long as human beings find their faith in the existence of an animal or object, this deified existence can transcend human beings.
With delicate lines and tonal gradations in intaglio prints, Emily Hung imagines herself as animals in folktales, and extends the destinies of these animal gods.
Onibi, which refers to ghost light in Japanese folktales, is a metaphor for myself. In thousands of folklores, moving ghost lights are supporting characters next to deities; they are forced to appear, and then forced to retreat. I gaze at these inconspicuous ghost lights in the crevices of history, hoping to clarify their meanings and trigger responses from our times.
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2020.2.8 – 2.23
Tuesday to Friday 13:00 – 18:00
Saturday to Sunday 11:00 – 16:00
(Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays)
香港版畫工作室 Hong Kong Open Printshop, L8-06 Gallery
L8-06, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon
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