SERENE  HUI SZE LOK



This Year There Were Very Few Fireworks (Silent Fire/Works Rhapsody)
2020 - 2021


Solo exhibition at De Aanschouw, Rotterdam, Dec 2020 - Jan 2021

3-phrase video installation


Chapter 1
color, silent, 4’30” on loop

Chapter 2 
color, silent, 8’20” on loop

Chapter 3 
color, silent, 30’00” on loop



Fire Works
2020
Participatory event, slide projection (on loop), Digital video (on loop), found objects


Participatory event - balloon poking as a collective gesture that produces a sound reminiscent of the fireworks explosion as well as the gunshots in a war zone.
View of after-event at the Royal Academy of Arts The Hague


Visual poetry with slide projection, on loop

Dark night
fireworks horizontally deployed
from just around the corner
of where i escaped
from fear but landed at estrangement
invisible sparks with bombing sounds and colours
smoke
gets into the eyes of innocent fighters
in the town where I grew up

LOUD
BOMBING
SOUND
EXPLODE
BURN
BLOSSOM

Fire works
working at its best
i heard them in the dark
i saw them from afar
i even smelt them
in my imagination
in the speechlessness in the light
of the harsh reality of the war.



Digital video, 3 minutes, sound, Television


©Serene Hui 2023