Publication & Finissage:
Wong Wai Yin
Let’s call A a thought, or what most people call an idea. My work isn’t usually born out of an idea, but of a sentence, a scene or an emotion.
When the desire is overwhelming, I get that feeling of wanting to give birth to a child even if it will kill me. (…) The rhythms both of labour pains and of dying linger in my ears, and this I believe to be the instinct/passion of an artist.
– Wong Wai Yin, The ten seconds that determine whether A gets made into a work.
The ten seconds that determine whether A gets made into a work is a publication featuring Wong Wai Yin’s personal reflections on art-making that was published in September 2016 to accompany her solo exhibition Without Trying, presented at Spring in the autumn of 2016.
The two volumes can be read here on Issuu.
For the closing of her show on October 23, Wong Wai Yin has invited fellow artist Sarah Lai to a conversation about their respective working processes. Moderated by curator Anthony Yung, the afternoon’s discussion will shed further light on the exhibition publication The ten seconds that determine whether A gets made into a work which explores the moment that an artist decides to transform her idea into an artwork. (Find the presentation in the Spring Workshop Archive Dropbox.)
Come join the discussion as Wong and Lai offer a rare glimpse into their processes. The talk will be in Cantonese with the possibility of whispered English translations.
Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org