Performance on 9 Sept 2012, in Hong Kong.
Two female nude models are sitting side by side on a white sofa. Six glass pieces are putting onto their bodies: vagina, mouth, eye, ear, nipple, and toe.
One who wants to talk but her mouth is sealed. Another one who pretends to listen but never care other’s feeling.
Hong Kong is extremely developed and ultra capitalist. However, it’s also very backward in many ideas, especially in the sex. Women are labeled in a traditional role. The value of a woman is depends on the marriage given by man. Medias diffuse negative images of women. Women are used like an object by medias, by men, and by the consumerist.
In recent years, artist felt a mood with a very strong depression of sex in this city that she never felt in other place.
As a Chinese woman who grew up in a modern city such as Hong Kong, but was educated by the traditional Chinese culture. Does she dare to speak out her desire? Does she dare chase her dream? Doesn’t society ignore them? How can we satisfy the need of the body and the desire of the brain?
However, artist actually wants to express the depression of the daily life. It seems nothing happened. Life is banal & safe. But Hong Kong people are worry to be disappeared under the pressure of the political power. No one listens. No one can make a voice.
Wai Yim left HK in 1995 & came back in 2005. Obviously HK changed a lot after the return to China. This is her personal feeling of the life in Hong Kong in those 7 years.