Opening of '(…) Forgot to Remember to Forget (…)

Join us tonight Friday 28th October 2022 from 6 - 9pm
October 28, 2022
'In Virtual Return You (can't) Dehaunt' by Yarli Allison'
'In Virtual Return You (can't) Dehaunt' by Yarli Allison'

(…) Forgot to Remember to Forget (…) opens this evening 28th October 2022 from 6- 9pm. Join us and meet the artists and curators. 


Curated by Yueh-Ning Lee and Sixten Liu, the exhibition explores the notions of nostalgia with its interrelationship with memory, home-making, identity and migration to subvert the perception of nostalgia as a negative sentiment to show a longing for the past and an unfulfilled desire for the present. Artist included are Yarli Allison, Nikolai Azariah, Ignacio Chico, Shi Jiao, Catalina Correa Moller, Semin Hong, Zaratea Gården Hurtig, Daniel Rey and Wenxuan Wang.

Pictured is a work by Yarli Allison titled 'In Virtual Return You (can't) Dehaunt' (2018-2021) which is a multi-channel moving-image work that traces the real-life stories of four queer Hong Kong (trans)migrants by reconstructing their nostalgic homes in virtual reality (VR) and draws attention to diasporic narratives and cultural archives through the process of cognitively metaphorical ‘returns’.

The videos, presented on a set of three screens, consist of ethnographic research, VR modelling, soliloquy and poetic extracts from real dialogues. These are intertwined with docu-fiction writing and choreographic representations, while exploring the possibilities of sexual and political identities that have transcended geographical definitions in the digital age.

The exhibition is open every Saturday 10am to 4pm until 5th November 2022 or by appointment for other days.

Image: 'In Virtual Return You (can't) Dehaunt' by Yarli Allison'
Photo: Yarli Allison

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