RoCH Fans & Legends
Solo Exhibition, Private View, Friday 19 September 2015
QUAD Gallery, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3AS
Exhibition continues to Sunday 15 November 2015
susan pui san lok premieres a new body of work titled RoCH Fans & Legends, commissioned by QUAD and the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CfCCA), in partnership with Animate Projects and the University of Salford. Featuring single and multi-channel moving image works for gallery and online, RoCH draws on fan uploads of numerous adaptations of The Condor Trilogy (1957-61), a classic ‘new wuxia’ epic by Louis Cha aka Jin Yong, to explore some of its recurring tropes and translations – its fantasies, landscapes and archetypes, as well as its ‘poor’ and ‘pidgin’ iterations, in diasporic popular culture.
The QUAD opening will be accompanied by a limited edition artist book, RoCH Fan, followed by a solo exhibition at CfCCA in June 2016, and the launch of an e-publication, RoCH Fans & Legends.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, Middlesex University and University of Salford