|No matter|| |
Two second hands of the two clocks are pointing each other no matter the time keeps moving forward or backward.
The clocks rotate anti-clockwise to counterbalance the second hand that moves 1 second forward. The temporal and physical distance between the two clocks, does not influence their persistence.
Time zones follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivision, but it can't divide the connection with our friends, families and loved ones. Standard time becomes less important when compared to emotional connection.
"Marshall McLuhan depicts technologies as extensions of humanity: during the mechanical ages, we extended our bodies into space. I have always had a strong feeling about connecting physical objects through technology to human relationships and our inner selves. I have found that science, physics especially, allows me to amplify, transform and instil abstract feelings and emotions with physicality and the reaction of objects to reality. Similarly, our physical gestures are expressive agents reflecting our attitudes, emotions and desires: when a car driver beeps the horn, the loud and annoying sound can represent their impatience or a signal. The surrounding environment helps me to provide a context and narration for my works. By observing people's behaviour and the significance of objects, I link them together to present my own experience. Naturally, people communicate more easily with the objects that reflect our own world."
Working in various media at the same time, Chloë Cheuk explores the "structure of feelings" between people and society by focusing on emotional connections with objects and mechanical devices. Reconstructing ready-made objects through metaphor in a spiritual and reduced aesthetic vocabulary reminiscent of both minimalism and conceptual art, Chloë's works often relate to viewers' daily experiences and memories, personally or collectively, to establish an intimate dialogue. Signifying different implications, the daily objects she chooses often echo our contemporary globalised world – personally, socially and politically.
Chloë Cheuk graduated from the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong in 2012, and is now pursuing a master's degree in fine arts, majoring in sculpture, at Concordia University in Quebec, Canada. Her solo exhibitions include She, herself (Things that can happen, Hong Kong, 2015), After Blossom (100ft. PARK, Hong Kong, 2015), A Little Bit Different (ZHdK, Switzerland, 2015), Fuse:: Artist-in-Residence- Every Every (Videotage, Hong Kong, 2015). She has also participated in a number of group exhibitions, including Art Basel Hong Kong, Breathing Space: Contemporary Art from Hong Kong, Ars Electronica Festival, the 16th Media Art Biennale WRO , the International Symposium of Electronic Art and LOOP Festival – Loop Barcelona. She received the Special Mention Award at the 19th ifva Festival (Interactive Media Category) in 2014 as well as recognition from the International Programme Committee of ISEA in 2016.