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Memory Disorder
by Gallery Exit
Location: Gallery Exit
Artist(s): Silas FONG
Date: 21 Apr - 21 May 2011

Gallery EXIT is pleased to present Memory Disorder, the first solo exhibition of Silas Fong with the gallery. The exhibition is a video installation consisting of 26 videos, slide shows and text captions. The videos are captured by telecine super 8 film, webcam, cellphone, camera and digital video of different qualities.
 
With Memory Disorder, Fong investigates how the temporality of memory comes into play. In our consciousness, the images that one sees prompt an associate with images drawn from our memory. This often triggers flashbacks and even imagined events. Our minds are often a sequence of randomly connected scenes. Is there an ordering for memories? Are they organized chronologically or dependent on one's state of mind, or an inseparable mixture of both?
 
By using his biography as a specimen, Fong choreographs an experience of immerging in memories and imagination by letting moving images appear and disappear. The scenes are drawn from personal encounters with conflict, the youthful urge to search for something not known, people to empathize with and places imbued with affection. According to Fong, the work is an on-going fragmented narrative that raises the question:"do we want to forget, or not?"
 
Silas Fong (b. 1985) is currently a MFA candidate at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His video, installation and new media works have been exhibited in Europe and Asia. In 2009, He received the Young Artist Award of at The Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial. His work is collected bythe Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art collection of the Macao Museum of Art.
 
Opening Reception: Thursday, 21 April 2011, 6 - 8 pm
The artist will be present.

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