The Order of Things
To put things in order is to make sense. Putting things in a different order makes different senses.
The three invited artists Morgan Wong Wing-Fat, Chilai Howard, and Silas Fong from Hong Kong represent young and strong individual voices on the current Hong Kong scene of video and media-art. They have chosen widely different thematic and conceptual approaches to the project. Each has found a clear, unique and sometimes humorous path.
With this version of Netfilmmakers the curators wish to ask the question of how we organise stuff - put things into order. Creating a map or a list creates a new perspective of things or a new rationale as is apparent from the above quote by Borges. They have been seeking works that deal with the act of putting things into new orders - creating new perspectives. Making a new map of the world or mapping an unknown world.
Morgan Wong Wing-Fat's artwork performs an action, which seems to be predictable - and yet not.
Chilai Howard plays with how we represent and experience time.
In this work Silas Fong works with how the images that one sees are associated with the lost and remembered images and imagined ones.
Curators text for Netfilmmakers 21.exhibition "The Order of Things", spring 2011, featuring new works by Morgan Wong Wing-Fat, Chilai Howard, and Silas Fong from Hong Kong.
Press Release for Netfilmmakers' 21. exhibition "The Order of Things" featuring new works by Hong Kong based artists Chilai Howard, Morgan Wong and Silas Fong.