WONG Wai Yin

 
Reborn Every Second    (2016), video still, courtesy of the artist

Reborn Every Second (2016), video still, courtesy of the artist

 

Reborn Every Second

2016, Video(B/W), Loop, 32’’

Dr Michael Newton, author of Journey of Souls, has a PhD in Counselling Psychology and is a certified hypnotherapist. In exercising his profession, he accidentally discovered a technique to reach a person’s past life experiences. He then wrote two books on the subject of souls. A key idea raised in his books is that, each time someone is born or dies, it is the work of the free will of the soul.

 
Clearing Ten Thorns  (2016), video still, courtesy of the artist

Clearing Ten Thorns (2016), video still, courtesy of the artist

 

Clearing Ten Thorns

2016, Video(B/W), Loop, 1’33”

I often trip over some trash on the street. Even when friends have already warned me in advance, I would still step on this trash and fall over. They said there must be something in my sub- consciousness, that I would let this happen over and over again. The ten bits of food in this video are all something you can easily find at home. I stepped on them. It was so easy every time. In doing so I was able to get over these hateful ideas.

 
A Centimetre Taller Than You  (2016), video still, courtesy of the artist

A Centimetre Taller Than You (2016), video still, courtesy of the artist

 

A Centimetre Taller Than You

2016, Video(B/W), Loop, 1’45”

When I wear this pair of 22cm platform shoes, I become 1 cm taller than my artist husband, Kwan Sheung Chi. I then have a similar view to his. People often think that an artist couple would struggle and compete with each other. In fact, we have also worked on seeing things the way the other does.

 

WONG Wai Yin

Born 1981 in Hong Kong; lives and works in Hong Kong

Wong Wai Yin graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2004, and the University of Leeds, UK (Master of Fine Art) in 2005. Wong experiments with a variety of media, such as painting, sculpture, collage, installations and photography. Her work is about autobiographical experiences, episodic memories and playful intervention with art history. Her recent solo projects include “Without Trying” (2016, Spring Workshop) and “A Place Never Been Seen Is Not a Place.” (2017, Oi!)