Golden (2005-07) is a multi-stranded project, comprising a series of works across video, sound, installation, performance and text. Featuring exhibitions, a residency, curated events, and a publication, the project seeks to explore possibilities for a critical aesthetics and poetics of diaspora, approaching ‘nostalgia’ as a vehicle for negotiating ‘place’ in migration (against the ‘nostalgic’ as a mode of representation); and spatial, oral and aural forms of ‘leisure’ as processes of inscribing, translating and performing identity, memory, and territory.
susan pui san lok, Golden (Notes), 2007, 180mmx180mm, 96pp, full colour ISBN 978-0-9551849-2-5
Diaspora Pavilion, Palazzo Pisani Santa Marina, 13 May – 26 November 2017
1st Asia Biennial and 5th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, 11 Dec 2015 – 10 April 2016
Golden Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, 11 May – 2 July 2006
Golden (Lessons) Beaconsfield, London, 18 October – 10 November 2006
susan pui san lok in conversation with Naomi Siderfin Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, 11 May 2006
Trialogue conversation with Sonia Boyce, Irit Rogoff, Naomi Siderfin, Joanne Morra (chair), and susan pui san lok (Cantonese translation), Beaconsfield, London, 18 October 2006
Mobile Chorus Beaconsfield, London, 18 October 2006
Ballroom Lessons improvisations, Beaconsfield, London, 25 October & 1 November 2006 (with Annie Pui Ling Lok), 10 November 2006 (Jenevieve Chang with Amadeo Rosenheim)
Notes (Golden) paper presented at Encounter, Curiosity, and Method: The Making of Practice, symposium, Tate Britain, London, 26-27 October 2006
Mobile Ballroom flashmob, Vauxhall Station, London, 4.19pm (sunset), 10 November 2006
Golden Hour broadcast, Resonance 104.4FM, 7-8pm, 10 November 2006
Mobile Chorus (Montreal) workshop & participatory performance, MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), Montréal, 12 April 2014
Vistas (2005) was commissioned by Beaconsfield, London, for the group exhibition, Lightsilver (23 February – 8 May 2005), and developed with Songs during Electric Greenhouse, an artquest and b3 media digital arts residency. Years was commissioned by Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, for the solo exhibition, Golden (12 May – 2 July 2006), and developed with support from Arts Council England, and the Media Archive for Central England (MACE). Golden (Notes) was produced with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council Diasporas, Migration and Identities programme, and Middlesex University. Many thanks to Chinese Arts Centre, Beaconsfield, and Resonance 104.4fm. Thanks also to LC Lok, YY Lok, Annie Lok, Mat Davidson, Ben Cummins, Jenevieve Chang, Tammy Arjona in London; Evelyne Drouin, Sophie Gee, Pablo Matos, Milton Tanaka; Alejandro De León and Joey Mallat in Montréal; and all the technicians and volunteers who made various stages of this project possible.