In Tsang Kin-Wah’s video works, you can always see how he intricately uses the sound, light and space to transform the atmosphere of a particular site. Use of texts is also an important element in his works. For those who are familiar with Tsang Kin-Wah will know that he is very much inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy. Walking through “Tsang Kin-Wah: The Infinite Nothing” is just like going through a mental transfiguration of a human life, it stimulates thoughts and reflections over the meanings of life. Sometimes when I’m on duty at the site and there’re no people inside, I would fall into deep contemplation, and over a period of time, I start observing certain light or shadows that the works reflected.
In one of the Nietzsche’s books, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, he described the process of human transformation, known as the Three Metamorphoses, from camel to lion and finally to child (which then leads to the possibility of being the overman). The image you see here allegorically expresses the evolutionary process of the human spirit.
Leaving the contemplative site to the “real world”, I keep chasing the light and shadows.