RoCH Fan

2015

pui san lok, susan
susan pui san lok is an artist, researcher and writer whose work questions notions of authenticity, translation and the changing materiality of objects over time. Her work ranges from installation and performance to moving image, sound and text. She carefully places archival and contemporary references in relation to one another, inviting viewers to imagine unknown histories. pui san lok’s work weaves critical feminist and postcolonial theory into familiar visual, aural and spatial cues. For Trailers (RoCH Fans and Legends), 2015 the artist intercuts martial arts fight sequences with spinning scenes from Google Street View. She uses the titles, trailers, theme songs and publicity shots from 20 out of some 40 film adaptations of Louis Cha/Jin Yong’s The Condor Trilogy (1957–61), whose dynamic movement, colour and fantasy contrast with images of static suburban British high streets. Mundane and mythical landscapes overlap and diverge. These fantasies of fight or flight, forged from accessible and everyday footage, speak to wider poetics of diaspora, where place-making can be both banal and dramatic.
  • Artwork Details: 841 x 10 x 18cm
  • Edition: 11 of 200
  • Material description: Concertina multiple
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Multiple
  • Accession number: ACC47/2018

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