CHAI Jing-hoong Shine
I wanted to explore the endless possibilities of narrative that popped up in my mind like chance encounters. One moment, I look into the mirror at myself. Suddenly, I notice my mouth becoming extremely big and getting stuck in my eyes, my mind. … What is the actual use of my mouth? Just for the intake of food because that’s what we humans do? And is that the only place that food gets through? What else does my mouth do?
In Possibilities, I mainly want to mark out an open space for the audience, like inviting them to a game. How long would they stay with me? Or how deep might they get into my game? I suppose that is not the most important thing as long as they come..
Possibilities loops, yet it does not loop. Possibilities is about space. I was inspired by Yoko Ono’s Eye Blink, Zbigniew Rybczynski’s Tango, Duane Michals’ photo sequences and more. Ono's Eye Blink to me indicates eye blinking as a loop series: there is also something possible upcoming, the next possibilities, the play of time and space.
CHAI Jing Hoong (nickname Shine) is from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is currently based in Hong Kong to pursue her BA in Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong. Her passion is on fashion, photography, abstract and experimental videography, and animation. Her pocket-size camera is her best partner, which is always around with her so that she can capture moments that flicker her interests. She believes everything happens for a reason and so she wouldn’t want to miss out on any slight possibilities that could inspire her. Her art is her path.