Elegy on Resistance, ARTHK12, Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre, 17 - 20 May 2012
Elegy on Resistance, ARTHK12, Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre, 17 - 20 May 2012

Elegy on Resistance explored the individual as a figure of resistance in the modern city. Its central work, Soloist, a hooded faceless figure, was seated cross-legged like Buddha amidst four CCTV cameras (Quartet 1-4) and a series of hanging hoodies (Chorus 1-7). This lone figure stood in for the fear and misunderstanding those deemed ‘outsiders’ in society inspire. Watched suspiciously by the cameras in what could have been a clothes shop (especially given it appeared at an art fair), the hunched body is strangely meditative. It remains inscrutable in spite of our efforts to monitor and control it. 

All photos by Per Ericson.

  Soloist  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 95 x 75 x 70 cm

Soloist 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 95 x 75 x 70 cm

  Soloist  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 95 x 75 x 70 cm

Soloist 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 95 x 75 x 70 cm

  Soloist  2012, Biano Carrara marble, 95 x 75 x 70 cm

Soloist 2012, Biano Carrara marble, 95 x 75 x 70 cm

  Soloist  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 95 x 75 x 70 cm

Soloist 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 95 x 75 x 70 cm

  Soloist  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 95 x 75 x 70 cm

Soloist 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 95 x 75 x 70 cm

  Refrain  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 15 x 80 x 70 cm

Refrain 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 15 x 80 x 70 cm

  Refrain  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 15 x 80 x 70 cm

Refrain 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 15 x 80 x 70 cm

  Refrain  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 15 x 80 x 70 cm

Refrain 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 15 x 80 x 70 cm

  Quartet  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel, 4 pieces, 46 x 15 x 35 cm each

Quartet 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel, 4 pieces, 46 x 15 x 35 cm each

  Chorus 1  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel, 80 x 55 x 15cm

Chorus 1 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel, 80 x 55 x 15cm

  Chorus 2  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel 80 x 55 x 15 cm

Chorus 2 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel 80 x 55 x 15 cm

  Chorus 3  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel, 80 x 55 x 15 cm

Chorus 3 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel, 80 x 55 x 15 cm

  Chorus 3  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel, 80 x 55 x 15 cm

Chorus 3 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel, 80 x 55 x 15 cm

  Chorus 4  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel, 80 x 55 x 15 cm

Chorus 4 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel, 80 x 55 x 15 cm

Elegy on Resistance, ARTHK12, Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre, 17 - 20 May 2012
  Soloist  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 95 x 75 x 70 cm
  Soloist  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 95 x 75 x 70 cm
  Soloist  2012, Biano Carrara marble, 95 x 75 x 70 cm
  Soloist  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 95 x 75 x 70 cm
  Soloist  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 95 x 75 x 70 cm
  Refrain  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 15 x 80 x 70 cm
  Refrain  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 15 x 80 x 70 cm
  Refrain  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 15 x 80 x 70 cm
  Quartet  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel, 4 pieces, 46 x 15 x 35 cm each
  Chorus 1  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel, 80 x 55 x 15cm
  Chorus 2  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel 80 x 55 x 15 cm
  Chorus 3  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel, 80 x 55 x 15 cm
  Chorus 3  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel, 80 x 55 x 15 cm
  Chorus 4  2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel, 80 x 55 x 15 cm
Elegy on Resistance, ARTHK12, Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre, 17 - 20 May 2012

Elegy on Resistance explored the individual as a figure of resistance in the modern city. Its central work, Soloist, a hooded faceless figure, was seated cross-legged like Buddha amidst four CCTV cameras (Quartet 1-4) and a series of hanging hoodies (Chorus 1-7). This lone figure stood in for the fear and misunderstanding those deemed ‘outsiders’ in society inspire. Watched suspiciously by the cameras in what could have been a clothes shop (especially given it appeared at an art fair), the hunched body is strangely meditative. It remains inscrutable in spite of our efforts to monitor and control it. 

All photos by Per Ericson.

Soloist 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 95 x 75 x 70 cm

Soloist 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 95 x 75 x 70 cm

Soloist 2012, Biano Carrara marble, 95 x 75 x 70 cm

Soloist 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 95 x 75 x 70 cm

Soloist 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 95 x 75 x 70 cm

Refrain 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 15 x 80 x 70 cm

Refrain 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 15 x 80 x 70 cm

Refrain 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, 15 x 80 x 70 cm

Quartet 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel, 4 pieces, 46 x 15 x 35 cm each

Chorus 1 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel, 80 x 55 x 15cm

Chorus 2 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel 80 x 55 x 15 cm

Chorus 3 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel, 80 x 55 x 15 cm

Chorus 3 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel, 80 x 55 x 15 cm

Chorus 4 2012, Bianco Carrara marble, stainless steel, 80 x 55 x 15 cm

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