Found footage and documentary images are prominent components in Hong Kong artist Law Yuk Mui’s artistic practice; her works often elicit subtle sensations and observations from historical and archival material. Such a stylistic vein can certainly be traced in her recent works Pastiche, From Whence the Waves Came and Victoria East. For Law, every new work is a venture into the uncharted ground of the mixture of sound and image, demonstrating her rigorous thinking about “editing” and “rhythm”.
The Assassin by Hou Hsiao-hsien, with the score composed by Lim Giong, is one of the major references for Law when she was creating Pastiche. This special online edition of Artist’s Choice will screen excerpts from The Assassin, selected by Law herself, and present an artist’s talk with Law discussing the editing and rhythm in her works.
The artist’s talk will be in Cantonese with closed captioning in English, hosted by David Chan, the assistant curator (Public Programme and Education) of Tai Kwun.