Usually in Hong Kong, you know, if you call yourself an artist, either people would think you are a
singer or … You know: what does artist mean? They will think, „maybe a painter or something“.
„Artist“ is never related to a professional occupation. When you are outside, everyone understands
that you are an artist. But in Hong Kong I have to explain it.
Another part is I am doing non-art objects productions I would say. That’s about expressing my idea,
deliver my message to the public through the education.
Usually, people think teaching just helps you to survive. But for me, teaching is really kind of my
alterna-tive work. How to deliver the message. Sometimes I deliver the message by making my art
production, but education is another way I deliver my work or message to the more audience I
would say. So, I am not only teaching in the unis, I also help the education department to develop
the programme and the material for the secondary school and also primary school. I also do the
teacher training as well. That is … I would feel like I more enjoy in that part also. Other than making a
work and then show it in a museum. That’s it.
I didn’t do many gallery shows. Because my work is always in large-scale, people always only think
about me when they are running the big-scale show. Because in Hong Kong not many people work
in large-scales installations. Mainly making the small table objects.
Also my work involves many people sometimes and then maybe it’s difficult for them to count the
artist’s fee, production fee (laughs). I don’t know. And also, project by project, it’s not by the object
you can sell. That is the main thing why it’s difficult to show in a gallery.