Chloë CheukHong Kong, China
Chloë Cheuk graduated from City University’s School of Creative Media (Hong Kong) in 2012. She is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in sculpture at Concordia University in Quebec.
She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Hong Kong (2017), Poland, Austria and Dubai. In 2014, she was awarded the Special Mention Prize at the 19
Working simultaneously in the mediums of installation art, interactive media, photography and video, Chloé Cheuk focuses on the “structure of feelings” between people and society by reconstructing objects through metaphors using a pared down vocabulary based in spirituality and esthetics.
Her artworks often touch upon spectators’ everyday experiences and memories, on both an individual and collective level, which lay the groundwork for an intimate conversation. Carrying various implications, the ordinary objects she chooses frequently echo the personal, social and political facets of our contemporary world.
About the artwork
“The work “I am fine, I am good, I am happy.” is a metaphorical work.
Paper containing preprinted text has been inserted into a normal printer; yet, the paper will loop, again and again. The cycle perpetually repeats, but the printer is not working normally.
The entire text can be read; however, because it has been written using a computer, one cannot actually “read” the emotion it conveys. This work is as such a reflection of how difficult it is to read our true emotions in this technological age.
The printer keeps the paper moving, but the longer the paper turns, the more it deteriorates under the pressure continuously exerted by the mechanisms.
We want to tell ourselves — and others — that we are happy. We lie to ourselves until we hit a wall.