The Fifth Seal

 

Video documentation - Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, 2014

 

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The Seven Seals Series

“The Seven Seals” is an on-going series of seven digital video installations using texts and computer technology to show Tsang’s thoughts on various issues of the day. “The Seven Seals” draws its reference from various sources including the Bible, Judeo-Christian eschatology, existentialism, metaphysics, politics, etc., which all attempt to articulate the complex situation of the world and the dilemmas that people are facing while approaching “the end of the world”. 

 

Animated phases and short sentences appear and move and float, sometimes, like a murmur and sometimes like an admonition that reveals the nature of human beings and the changes of our emotions. The texts remind us of issues like war, terrorism, revolution, death, murder, suicide, self-denial, etc. 

 

Without a clear beginning or end, each installation in the “The Seven Seals” creates different cycles of text on continuous loops that appear to repeat without end; echoing the concept of “eternal recurrence” whereby all the issues and dilemmas of daily existence are seen perpetually recurring for an infinite number of fleeting instances, even though we recognize and are aware of them for a much longer time. 

The Sixth Seal - HE Is Something That Should Be Overcome. You Are Something That Should Be Overcome.

Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou  2014

Digital video & sound installation, 6 min 36 sec., colour, stereo sounds, dimensions variable

The  Fourth Seal - HE Is To No Purpose And HE Wants To Die For The Second Time

Aichi Triennale, Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya  2010

Digital video & sound installation, 6 min 25 sec., colour, stereo sounds

 

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The Third Seal
The Fourth Seal
The Sixth Seal

The Fifth Seal - HE Shall Deliver You Up To Be Afflicted And Killed As HE Was

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo  2011

Digital video & sound installation, 6 min 40 sec., black & white, stereo sounds, dimensions variable

 

Video documentation - Mori Art Museum, Tokyo  2011

 

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The Third Seal - They Are Already Old. They Don't Need To Exist Anymore.

Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing  2009

Digital video & sound installation, 6 min 20 sec., black & white, stereo sounds, dimensions variable

 

Video documentation - Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing  2009

 

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Video documentation - Aichi Triennale 2010, Nagoya  2010

The Second Seal - Every Being That Opposes Progress Should Be Food For You

10th Lyon Biennale, Lyon  2009

Digital video & sound installation, 6 min 30 sec., colour, stereo sounds, dimensions variable

The Second Seal

 

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Video documentation - 10th Lyon Biennale, Lyon  2009

The First Seal - It Would Be Better If You Have Never Been Born ...

Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong  2009

Digital video & sound installation, 6 min 41 sec. black & white, stereo sounds, dimensions variable

 

Video documentation - Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong  2009

 

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The First Seal
The Seventh Seal

The Seventh Seal - Your Work Is Done. Why Wait?

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