In this work, Edy Fung revisits her old online diaries written from the time during school closure after the 2003 SARS-CoV-1 outbreak in Hong Kong, which were rediscovered again through the ‘Wayback Machine’ while going through lockdown after the 2020 SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
A selection of 14 entries – reflecting the mandatory period of isolation, is carefully decoded into morse code scripts and burnt onto full goat skins along with being converted and presented as an immersive morse code track that is synthesiesed and shaped over the course of 2 hour and 9 minutes. The series of 14 instagram posts on the artist’s reflection on the 2020 new normal were published daily from 1 to 14 October, 2020, as the virtual aspect parallel to the physical representation. The goat skins are displayed in timber skeletons of tombstones, translated from a section in St Augustine’s graveyard.
|Medium||Pyrography on goat hide, markings on timber, masking tape, jute string, audio, Instagram posts|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021, 2021|
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