01 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Invited by Vogue Singapore, I was commissioned to create a neon installation based on the theme of “blue” for their Artist in Residence program in May/June issue.
Hang In There
I interpret “blue” as an emotion.
The concept “Hang In There” is to put a little light and smile on anyone who is feeling a little blue from the global to their personal situations and hope they could … “hang in there!”
I used a set of 5 hangers in different shapes and shades of blue to represent the diversity of people in Singapore, and hangers representing the fashion industry.
The smoke and mist also symbolise the tearful feeling when one is blue. It is a visual representation of the frustration I experienced in the Hong Kong neon scene whilst I was creating this piece as well.
One of the achievements in this piece was my own experiment to create a tube that runs in a precise double twirl tube (like our normal metal hanger!) It is technically hard to achieve as the distance between the twirl and the tube has to be big enough for bombarding (the process to make neon light could light up!)
I would also like to thank Master Wong to help me in bombarding this difficult piece!
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Photographer: Kit Cheng
Videographer: Gloria Tang
Neon installation locations: Rickyy Wong Studio and Ying Lee Fabric (應利布業) at Yen Chow Street Bazaar
Set up assistant: Felix Chan