30 Years of CFCCA: susan pui san lok
RoCH Fans & Legends
Exhibition: 3 June – 3 July 2016
Preview: Thursday 2 June 2016, 6-8pm
CFCCA, Market Buildings, Thomas Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1EU
susan pui san lok, Trilogies, 2015 (installation view)
30 Years of CFCCA: susan pui san lok – RoCH Fans & Legends
In 2016, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) celebrates its 30 year anniversary with a six month programme that welcomes back some of its past artists who have gone on to achieve international recognition. This June, CFCCA invites artist susan pui san lok to close the season of monthly exhibitions with work from the project, RoCH Fans & Legends, commissioned by QUAD and CFCCA in partnership with University of Salford and Animate Projects.
susan pui san lok’s projects have ranged across installation, moving image, sound, performance and text, evolving out of interests in notions of nostalgia and aspiration, place and migration, translation and diaspora.
Her new body of work, RoCH Fans and Legends, draws on some forty media adaptations of The Condor Trilogy, a classic Hong Kong ‘wuxia’ epic by Jin Yong, first published between 1957 and 1963. ‘Wuxia’ refers to a distinct historical genre of Chinese film and fiction that usually involves martial arts, swordplay, ‘knights errant’ and women warriors.
CFCCA presents Trilogies (2015) and Trailers (2015), single and multichannel works that invoke changing modes of ‘wuxia’ spectatorship over several decades from bootleg videos to online streaming, and the genre’s recurring landscapes, tropes and archetypes.
Call & Response: susan pui san lok – Trilogies LIVE
Event: Thursday 16 June 2016, 6.30pm
HOME, Cinema 2, First Street, Manchester, M15 4FN
As part of the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art’s (CFCCA) ongoing Call and Response series of sound art events, CFCCA and HOME stage a one-off single-screen version of susan pui san lok’s multi-channel Trilogies installation, called Trilogies LIVE. Trilogies draws on fan uploads of various TV adaptations of martial arts epic novel series, The Condor Trilogy. Trilogies LIVE will be accompanied by live sound performances devised by three Manchester-based artists, Vicky Clarke, Mark Dyer, and Alex Macarte.
Tickets for Call & Response: susan pui san lok can be purchased via the HOME box office by calling 0161 200 1500 or visiting http://homemcr.org/film/call-and-response-susan-pui-san-lok/
RoCH Fans & Legends is commissioned by QUAD and CFCCA and in partnership with University of Salford and Animate Projects.