“‘A Letter to Mo’ and ‘She Said Why Me’” by May Fung


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    ‘A Letter to Mo’ and ‘She Said Why Me’

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    Fung’s works straddle the personal and the public, tackling diverse issues that range from gender politics to Hong Kong’s and Asia’s cultural and political landscape. “No References” juxtaposes an early 1995 work with a recent creation from 2016: A Letter to Mo (1995) features poignant documentary scenes of Chinese boatmen battling Chang Jiang tides, while She Said Why Me (2016) is a hypnotic montage of the artist herself performing strange Taichi-like movements against backdrops of contemporary Hong Kong. Her artist statement reads:
    “She does not run amok in the city anymore. This was once her city, but now it is no longer hers. Did the city desert her, or did she reject it instead? She is not moving now, staying put, using her hands and body to push herself away.”  [source: artradarjournal.com/2016/07/06/no-references-9-hong-kong-video-and-new-media-artists-part-1/]


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