Dragon’s Delusion Artist Kongkee to Host ‘Mirage’ Exhibition at Eaton HK

MIRAGE

Opening Reception:  20/06 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Exhibition Period:  20/06 – 23/08

Eaton HK will partner with Dragon’s Delusion artist Kongkee to host an exhibition titled ‘Mirage’ with all new work in their independent art space, Tomorrow Maybe.

The exhibition will run from 20 June to 23 August. Animation director and comics artist Kongkee will take his time-based and animation practice to present a new installation and accompanying video artworks exploring the illusion of time. Two spaces will be set up as with similar clips will be projected in each, inviting the audience to consider the time that may or may not have passed between them. The same set of images cannot be seen by any two viewers. “I was fascinated when I combined two images. I was able to create millions of possibilities and each viewer has a unique experience when viewing the work,” says Kongkee. “As Heraclitus said, ‘No man ever steps in the same river twice.’”

On 26 July an extension of the exhibition will take place — a showcase of all of the musical acts in Dragon’s Delusion will gather at Eaton HK for a concert. The line-up includes Teenage Riot, Choi Sai Ho and Veegay. Visuals will run alongside live performances and a special Premiere screening of the most recent chapter of Dragon’s Delusion. Alongside the exhibition, Tomorrow Maybe will also run a ‘school’ on Chinese pre-Qin era history including talks on art history, philosophies, religions and mythologies, as well as a performance on Qu Yuan (c. 340–278 BC), a Chinese poet and politician known for his patriotism and contribution to classical poetry and the protagonist of Dragon’s Delusion. There will also be workshops by Kongkee on his research process and his perspectives on art history and time.

Caption: Eaton HK will partner with Dragon’s Delusion Animation director and comics artist Kongkee to develop an exhibition in their independent art space, Tomorrow Maybe.

 

Caption: The core of the installation uses animation to create a time illusion. Two rooms mirror each other. The visitor can only choose to enter one at a time, while the image seems identical, there are slight variations. The audience is invited to imagine how time exists between them.

Tomorrow Maybe
4/F, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Hong Kong
https://tomorrowmaybe.hk