Finale Showcase of Lee Kai Chung’s Commissioned Project Exploring ‘Transition’: ‘Once I Wake Up, My Body is Old’

‘Once I Wake Up, My Body is Old’, a solo exhibition by Lee Kai Chung, is the finale of the project The Retrieval, Restoration and Predicament, which Lee conceived around the concept of ‘Transition’ for the WMA Commission grant (2018). It is preceded by ‘I Could Not Recall How I Got Here’ shown at WMA Space in 2019. The latest exhibition will be on view at WMA Space from November 12th to December 6th.

Lee Kai Chung ‘I Could Not Recall How I Got Here’ book launch

 

A highlight of the exhibition is the launch of I Could Not Recall How I Got Here, a work that encapsulates the blurring of geographical, temporal and individual boundaries in the artist’s project. Six narrators will read, in different languages, from the scripts of the six characters in the book—a young Japanese wife who visits her husband in Hong Kong, a Chinese grave keeper, a British intelligence officer, and the three characters who appear in the 30-minute video. 

WMA x Walk In Hong Kong: Pandemic throwback, Sheung Wan 1894

Inspired by the ‘Hong Kong Historical Photos from the Frank Fischbeck Collection‘ exhibition at the Main Library of the University of Hong Kong, we will organise two visual tours in collaboration with Walk in Hong Kong this November. Referencing historical images of lives in Sheung Wan in the 19th century from the Collection, our facilitators will tell stories about the sites seen in the images and invite participants to share their own stories and memories about the place. 

Family Albums: the Private Memories and Social History

Our coming WMA Open Talk, titled ‘Family Albums: the Private Memories and Social History’ explores family albums, a kind of image archives that everybody would be familiar with. Family albums are personal memories filled with emotions. They are records of the daily lives of a family. However, they are also a reflection of a cultural identity and social history. Some may say that they are also a vehicle of the ideologies and power relations of different times.

Visual Storytelling Workshop with Kevin WY Lee

The four-weekend workshop is facilitated by Kevin WY Lee, founder of Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA), and past juror of WMA Masters. He has designed the contents for those working across a spectrum of issues, including human rights, humanitarian, environmental and social ones. Robert Godden, founder of Rights Exposure will also speak at one session to discuss the concept of “Informed Consent”. 

Finale Showcase of Lee Kai Chung’s Commissioned Project Exploring ‘Transition’: ‘Once I Wake Up, My Body is Old’

‘Once I Wake Up, My Body is Old’, a solo exhibition by Lee Kai Chung, is the finale of the project The Retrieval, Restoration and Predicament, which Lee conceived around the concept of ‘Transition’ for the WMA Commission grant (2018). It is preceded by ‘I Could Not Recall How I Got Here’ shown at WMA Space in 2019. The latest exhibition will be on view at WMA Space from November 12th to December 6th.


Events

22NovSun, Nov 22 - 29, 2020Exhibition Period
WMA x Walk In Hong Kong: Pandemic throwback, Sheung Wan 1894
2020-11-22
21NovSat, Nov 21, 2020Exhibition Period
Transition ‧ Commission
Lee Kai Chung ‘I Could Not Recall How I Got Here’ book launch
2020-11-21
12NovThu, Nov 12 - Dec 06, 2020Exhibition Period
Transition ‧ Commission
Finale Showcase of Lee Kai Chung’s Commissioned Project Exploring ‘Transition’: ‘Once I Wake Up, My Body is Old’
2020-11-12
22NovSun, Nov 22 - 29, 2020Exhibition Period
WMA x Walk In Hong Kong: Pandemic throwback, Sheung Wan 1894
2020-11-22
21NovSat, Nov 21, 2020Exhibition Period
Transition ‧ Commission
Lee Kai Chung ‘I Could Not Recall How I Got Here’ book launch
2020-11-21
12NovThu, Nov 12 - Dec 06, 2020Exhibition Period
Transition ‧ Commission
Finale Showcase of Lee Kai Chung’s Commissioned Project Exploring ‘Transition’: ‘Once I Wake Up, My Body is Old’
2020-11-12

News

Commission
Lee Kai Chung ‘I Could Not Recall How I Got Here’ book launch
2020-11-19
Transition ‧ Commission
Finale Showcase of Lee Kai Chung’s Commissioned Project Exploring ‘Transition’: ‘Once I Wake Up, My Body is Old’
2020-11-12
Commission
Finale Showcase of Lee Kai Chung’s Commissioned Project Exploring ‘Transition’: ‘Once I Wake Up, My Body is Old’
2020-11-06
Array ‧ Array
Programme announced for Peer to Peer: UK/HK Online Festival
2020-10-22
Array ‧ Array
Visual Storytelling Workshop with Kevin WY Lee
2020-10-15
Array ‧ Array
Peer to Peer: UK/HK Online Festival
2020-10-09
Array ‧ Array
Online Portfolio Review | 19.09.20 (Sat)
2020-09-19
Array ‧ Array
WMA alumni at Landskrona Foto Festival
2020-09-01
Array ‧ Array
Family Albums: the Private Memories and Social History
2020-08-19
Commission
Lee Kai Chung ‘I Could Not Recall How I Got Here’ book launch
2020-11-19
Transition ‧ Commission
Finale Showcase of Lee Kai Chung’s Commissioned Project Exploring ‘Transition’: ‘Once I Wake Up, My Body is Old’
2020-11-12
Commission
Finale Showcase of Lee Kai Chung’s Commissioned Project Exploring ‘Transition’: ‘Once I Wake Up, My Body is Old’
2020-11-06
Array ‧ Array
Programme announced for Peer to Peer: UK/HK Online Festival
2020-10-22
Array ‧ Array
Visual Storytelling Workshop with Kevin WY Lee
2020-10-15
Array ‧ Array
Peer to Peer: UK/HK Online Festival
2020-10-09
Array ‧ Array
Online Portfolio Review | 19.09.20 (Sat)
2020-09-19
Array ‧ Array
WMA alumni at Landskrona Foto Festival
2020-09-01
Array ‧ Array
Family Albums: the Private Memories and Social History
2020-08-19

Articles

Transition ‧ Commission
Archival Research as an Imaginarium where Past and Present Overlap: An Interview with Lee Kai Chung
Linus Kwok
2020-11-27
Transition ‧ Commission
Melancholy and Wishfulness in Historical Records: Lee Kai-chung’s solo exhibition I Could not Recall How I Got Here
Vivian TING @ Art Appraisal Club
2020-11-25
Array ‧ Array
Peer to Peer: UK/HK – Chris Paul Daniels digital residency 4/4
Chris Paul Daniels
2020-11-23
Transition ‧ Commission
Archival Research as an Imaginarium where Past and Present Overlap: An Interview with Lee Kai Chung
Linus Kwok
2020-11-27
Transition ‧ Commission
Melancholy and Wishfulness in Historical Records: Lee Kai-chung’s solo exhibition I Could not Recall How I Got Here
Vivian TING @ Art Appraisal Club
2020-11-25
Array ‧ Array
Peer to Peer: UK/HK – Chris Paul Daniels digital residency 4/4
Chris Paul Daniels
2020-11-23

Video

Masters
CatchUP with Ko Chung Ming | 高仲明
Landskrona Foto: Dialogue with Monica Allende, Lee Kai Chung & Yim Sui Fong
Opportunity ‧ Masters
Where is your “Happy Valley”?
Open
WMA Open Talk Series : The Power of Portrait / The Portrait of Power
Open
WMA Open Talk Series: Documentary Photography x Archives
Waste ‧ Commission
TRES Art Collective revisits Hong Kong
Light ‧ Open
Talk Series : The pictures will not go away
Mobility ‧ Masters
Kurt Tong’s solo exhibition in Arles
Mobility ‧ Commission
WMA Commission 2016/17 Recipient – Xyza Cruz Bacani
Masters
CatchUP with Ko Chung Ming | 高仲明
Landskrona Foto: Dialogue with Monica Allende, Lee Kai Chung & Yim Sui Fong
Opportunity ‧ Masters
Where is your “Happy Valley”?
Open
WMA Open Talk Series : The Power of Portrait / The Portrait of Power
Open
WMA Open Talk Series: Documentary Photography x Archives
Waste ‧ Commission
TRES Art Collective revisits Hong Kong
Light ‧ Open
Talk Series : The pictures will not go away
Mobility ‧ Masters
Kurt Tong’s solo exhibition in Arles
Mobility ‧ Commission
WMA Commission 2016/17 Recipient – Xyza Cruz Bacani