What comes before the process, what comes after it? Are before and after cause and effect, or are they a quest with no end point?
These thoughts were triggered by ‘Before．After', which presented works by Tung Wing-hong, Samson Young, and a conceptual project by L sub, in a way that aroused re-thinking on the impulse on oneself, history, environment and social values. Their inspiration was drawn from everyday life and the surrounding environment, while the process of visitor participation was vital for bringing new life to their works. ‘Before．After' transformed Oi! into a space that creates a dynamic passage of art experience for visitors.
Using spatial design and movable installations, The Divided Bodies by Tung Wing-hong changed the ordinary, visually led viewing experience of the audience. Physical experience and subjectivity were transformed into a work of installation art. The audience is able to explore the senses of their bodies in a specific space and thus created their own physical experience and awareness of subjectivity.
In Stanley, a multimedia installation composed of a series of prints, neon signs, an indoor beach and a performance, Samson Young explored a bygone era of Hong Kong and the connotations of war. His works resonated with the history of war and the background of the site where Oi! is located and invited visitors to review this past as they stand on silken sand under a sunny sky.
Presented by L sub, an artist collective composed of core members Pak Sheung-chuen, Lee Soen-long, Wo Man-Yee Wendy and Yim Sui-fong, Hack is a conceptual project that focused on the tension between public and private, official and unofficial, seen and unseen testimonies of the participants and public. The traces of the negotiation and intervention undertaken by the participants overlapped and reconstructed the memory of Oi!.