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. 

‘The Video Diary of the Crowd, to the Crowd’ Exhibition

In 2017, WMA launched a crowd-sourced documentary film project, ‘1 July 2017—A Day in Transition’, from which more than 200 videos were gathered from the public. Through juxtaposing these videos, the current exhibition aims to present the dialogues and discussions that have been going on as WMA sets up the WMA video archive. When facilitating accessibility to the video archive, we are inviting more vocabularies and references regarding the categorisation and understanding of the videos in this archive: What are the narrative powers of these precious videos submitted by the public, other than being mere ‘footage’ of documentary? What is the urgency of recording the moment with moving image? These are, perhaps, the first two of some fundamental questions for our contemplation in the crowd-sourcing and video-archiving process.

WMA Open Photo Contest Exhibition

The WMA Open Photo Contest Exhibition will be extended until 31 March 2019. The exhibition, curated by Hilda Chan and Iven Cheung, will showcase photographic works of the 3 winners for the annual theme “Transition” including Caleb FUNG, Suet-sum LAI, and SHEK Chun Yin and 7 finalists including CHEUNG Siu Hoi, KOU Choi Sin, LO Yuen Ching, SIU Wai Hang, Mono TUNG Chiu On, Beatrice WONG and WONG Sanders. 

The WMA Open announces finalists and winners for “Transition” cycle

The WMA Open was created to serve as a public platform for discussion and a springboard for social transformation. The WMA Open Photo Contest 2018, themed “Transition”, received close to 340 entries for this cycle. A panel of judges selected ten finalists and also three winners out of ten finalists.

WMA Masters and Commission 2017/18 – TRANSITION Winners Announced

The winner of this year’s WMA Masters and the recipient of the WMA Commission were announced on the 14 April, 2018 at the WMA opening ceremony. YIM Sui-fong’s The Unlocked Space won the the WMA Masters and received a cash prize of HK$250,000. LEE Kai-chung is the WMA Commission recipient. LEE will receive HK$250,000 grant that contribute towards the production of his proposal and a public event featuring the completed work, which will be given a place in the WMA Collection.

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.


Winner & Finalists

Transition ‧ Open
Contraposition
Mono TUNG Chiu On
Transition ‧ Commission
Transition
LEE Kai-chung
TRANSITION ‧ Masters
Ink Dips on Petals
CHAN Suk On
TRANSITION ‧ Masters
Wish
GONG He
Transition ‧ Open
Town/ Village
SIU Wai Hang
TRANSITION ‧ Masters
Tales from the Common Space
Berton CHANG
Transition ‧ Open
Setting
FUNG Caleb
TRANSITION ‧ Masters
Vanishing into Things
Frankie CHAN Kwok Chung
Transition ‧ Open
Intriguing
KOU Choi Sin
Transition ‧ Open
Contraposition
Mono TUNG Chiu On

Events

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
27SepFri, Sep 27 - Oct 29, 2019Exhibition Period
Transition ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – TRANSITION – LEE Kai Chung Solo Exhibition ‘I could not recall how I got here’
2019-09-27
3MayFri, May 03 - Jun 09, 2019Exhibition Period
Transition ‧
‘The Video Diary of the Crowd, to the Crowd’ Exhibition
2019-05-03
18FebMon, Feb 18 - Mar 31, 2019Exhibition Period
Transition ‧ Open
WMA OPEN PHOTO CONTEST EXHIBITION
2019-02-18
14AprSat, Apr 14 - 24, 2018Exhibition Period
Transition ‧ Masters
TRANSITION – WMA MASTERS & WMA FILM EXHIBITION ​
2018-04-14
14AprSat, Apr 14 - Mar 24, 2018Exhibition Period
TRANSITION ‧ Masters
TRANSITION – WMA MASTERS & WMA FILM EXHIBITION ​
2018-04-14
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
27SepFri, Sep 27 - Oct 29, 2019Exhibition Period
Transition ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – TRANSITION – LEE Kai Chung Solo Exhibition ‘I could not recall how I got here’
2019-09-27
3MayFri, May 03 - Jun 09, 2019Exhibition Period
Transition ‧
‘The Video Diary of the Crowd, to the Crowd’ Exhibition
2019-05-03
18FebMon, Feb 18 - Mar 31, 2019Exhibition Period
Transition ‧ Open
WMA OPEN PHOTO CONTEST EXHIBITION
2019-02-18
14AprSat, Apr 14 - 24, 2018Exhibition Period
Transition ‧ Masters
TRANSITION – WMA MASTERS & WMA FILM EXHIBITION ​
2018-04-14
14AprSat, Apr 14 - Mar 24, 2018Exhibition Period
TRANSITION ‧ Masters
TRANSITION – WMA MASTERS & WMA FILM EXHIBITION ​
2018-04-14

News

Transition ‧ Array
‘The Video Diary of the Crowd, to the Crowd’ Exhibition
2019-04-26
TRANSITION ‧ Masters
WMA Masters and Commission 2017/18 – TRANSITION Winners Announced
2018-04-15
Transition ‧ Commission
WMA Masters and Commission 2017/18 – TRANSITION Winners Announced
2018-04-15
TRANSITION ‧ Masters
TRANSITION – WMA Masters & WMA Film Exhibition ​
2018-03-15
Transition ‧ MastersCommission
TRANSITION – WMA Masters & WMA Film Exhibition ​
2018-03-12
TRANSITION ‧ Masters
WMA Masters 2017/18 – Transition Announcement of Finalists
2017-12-18
Transition ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – TRANSITION Call for Proposals (DEADLINE: 8 January 2018)
2017-10-12
TRANSITION ‧ Masters
WMA Masters 2017/18 — Call for Submissions on “Transition”
2017-06-15
Transition ‧ Array
“1 July 2017—A Day in Transition”, a Crowdsourced Film Project
2017-05-22
Transition ‧ MastersCommission
WMA Masters and Commission 2017/18 – TRANSITION Winners Announced
Transition ‧ Array
‘The Video Diary of the Crowd, to the Crowd’ Exhibition
2019-04-26
TRANSITION ‧ Masters
WMA Masters and Commission 2017/18 – TRANSITION Winners Announced
2018-04-15
Transition ‧ Commission
WMA Masters and Commission 2017/18 – TRANSITION Winners Announced
2018-04-15
TRANSITION ‧ Masters
TRANSITION – WMA Masters & WMA Film Exhibition ​
2018-03-15
Transition ‧ MastersCommission
TRANSITION – WMA Masters & WMA Film Exhibition ​
2018-03-12
TRANSITION ‧ Masters
WMA Masters 2017/18 – Transition Announcement of Finalists
2017-12-18
Transition ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – TRANSITION Call for Proposals (DEADLINE: 8 January 2018)
2017-10-12
TRANSITION ‧ Masters
WMA Masters 2017/18 — Call for Submissions on “Transition”
2017-06-15
Transition ‧ Array
“1 July 2017—A Day in Transition”, a Crowdsourced Film Project
2017-05-22
Transition ‧ MastersCommission
WMA Masters and Commission 2017/18 – TRANSITION Winners Announced

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
Transition ‧ Masters
No Place Like Home
Kay Mei ling Beadman
2019-01-21
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
Transition ‧ Masters
No Place Like Home
Kay Mei ling Beadman
2019-01-21

Video

Transition ‧ Corporate
Transition – WMA Masters & WMA Film Exhibition Opening Highlights
Transition ‧ Masters
WMA Masters 2017/18 Winner – YIM Sui-fong
Transition ‧ Corporate
Transition – WMA Masters & WMA Film Exhibition Opening Highlights
Transition ‧ Masters
WMA Masters 2017/18 Winner – YIM Sui-fong