Risseldy, rosseldy, mow, mow, mow # 3

18/11/2017 - 11:00 - 23/12/2017 - 18:00
Gallery EXIT
3/F, 25 Hing Wo Street, Tin Wan, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

18 November - 23 December 2017

EXIT is pleased to announce "Risseldy, rosseldy, mow, mow, mow # 3", a solo exhibition of new works by Cam WONG. The exhibition will open on 18 November 2017 and remain on view through 23 December 2017. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, 18 November from 4pm to 7pm.

WONG's work is concerned with time and how it affects things, with repetition and absence. She approaches these themes using techniques ranging from drawing to video art but keeps returning to a process that seems particularly well-suited for the purpose: copper plate etching.

The works presented in the exhibition are part of a project inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds", a film famous for using birds to evoke fear. WONG is interested in our emotional response to scenes in which the birds and their victims are missing - for some of her previous work, she digitally removed both animals and people from the images.

For this part of the project, she has taken scenes from the movie as a starting point for copper plate etchings. Together with the images, she transferred a quote onto the metal: "Risseldy, rosseldy, mow, mow, mow", a line sung by children in the movie. WONG then treated the plates with etching ink and various chemicals that have left the surfaces heavily corroded.

Instead of making paper prints, the artist has turned the copper plates themselves into works of art, applying acid to the metal like paint to a canvas. Over time, the evacuated playground from the film have become ghostly silhouettes. What was once associated with fear now forms the deepest among several layers of corrosion - like a fading sentiment, gradually replaced with other memories until it is finally forgotten.


安全口呈獻黃麗茵最新個展《Risseldy, rosseldy, mow, mow, mow # 3》,展覽於2017年11月18日至12月23日開放,開幕酒會在11月18日(星期六)下午4時至7時舉行。



她以該些場景為起點,創作出一系列銅板蝕刻,並將電影中小孩重複詠唱的民謠「Risseldy, rosseldy, mow, mow, mow」融入作品。她以蝕刻油墨和化學物料處理銅板,營造損耗侵蝕的表面效果。