Shocking Asia: Multimedia Artist Spencer Yeh’s Immersive Travelogue Chambers

Why We Recommend it

New York-based artist Spencer Yeh has synthesized a selection of new and old moving-image works into an immersive installation spanning both floors of the gallery.


On the upper floor, Yeh presents a seven-hour video work entitled SHOCKING ASIA.

The work, which is separated into chucks on separate screens across the gallery, draws its title from 1970s “mondo” films by German exploitation filmmaker Rolf Olsen.

Yeh’s film takes the form of a series of episodic travelogues shot whilst traveling in Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, and Malaysia, and staged as a multi-projector installation with succession of lounge-like chambers.

On the gallery’s lower floor, visitors are confronted by an older group of videos taking Yeh’s practice as a self-taught vocal improviser as both material and subject.


When: 9 Dec 2017 - 10 Feb 2018 Where: Empty Gallery – 19/F, Grand Marine Center, 3 Yue Fung St – Tin Wan