KWAN Sheung Chi

 
One Million  (2011 ) , video still, courtesy of the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery

One Million (2011), video still, courtesy of the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery

 

One Million

2011, HDV, colour, mono, various

What’s seen on the screen is a very thin wad of 1000 Hong Kong dollars bills. But, as the hands count them, these bills appear to reproduce, never fully counted. As the title of the piece indicates, the bills are counted until the total value reaches one million. The endless counting of the bills is merely an illusion created by the trick of inserting a loop that is repeated again and again through the splicing of the video segment.

 

KWAN Sheung Chi

Born 1980 in Hong Kong; lives and works in Hong Kong

Kwan Sheung Chi obtained a third honor B.A. degree in Fine Art from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003. He was not accepted onto the MFA program from the CUHK in 2004 and 2007. He was also a founding member of local art groups, Hong Kong Arts Discovery Channel (HKADC), hkPARTg (Political Art Group) and Woofer Ten. In 2009, He was awarded the Starr Foundation Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council, to take part in an international residency program in New York, USA. He won the inaugural HUGO BOSS ASIA ART in 2013. His artworks haven’t been widely exhibited around the world, and he has never participated in any major exhibitions held internationally.