Tianyi Cheng
Vernissage: 3 Sep 18-20:00

They said he was missing and floated back to the shore, lying quietly in a white triangle on the sunny beach. Rumour has it that he was thrown into the water after being killed because his body was stiff. Some said he was a teenager who committed suicide. Some experts also came to explain that this might also happen as a drowning situation. That summer seems neverending since there is another he who "fell" from the parking lot; she who was missing on campus; he who climbed out of the narrow window "to jump off"; they who were found in the sea and on the shore…

Originated from the political movement in Hong Kong in 2019, “𝘈 𝘙𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘓𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳” is a mixed media installation that tells the story of the exiled and suppressed, as a metaphor and imagination of grief. It is generally thought of grieving as something personal and insular, but when we publicly share loss and pain, we lessen the power of the forces that debilitate us. It is hoped that grieving would become a power to alleviate suffering and healing, where structural violence and police brutality is haunting the city.

Tianyi Zheng, Tin-e is an artist based in Hong Kong and the Netherlands, whose current interests include the interface and narration between the issue of space, place, and identity of people, as well as urbanization and technologization displayed in mixed media installations combining video, text, sound, and performance. She graduated from Frank Mohr Institute (MFA in MadTech) and received a degree in Fine Art from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).


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