Wheezing: Mark Chung Stars Solo As De Sarthe’s Resident Artist
Why We Recommend it
Wheezing is an immersive, disorienting exhibition about the dysfunction and unease lingering over Hong Kong, by de Sarthe’s resident artist, Mark Chung.
Wheezing is the closing exhibition that concludes young artist Mark Chung‘s residency at de Sarthe. It showcases a series of interrelated installations, where lighting, imagery and temperature are manipulated to engage the senses and create a cinematic environment.
The gallery is cast in lighting that weakens colour perception, setting up an immersive atmosphere. Artworks include a refracted viewing of Hong Kong’s nightly skyline light show, A Symphony of Lights, as well as casts of convulsing sewage pipes and installations of empty billboards. Experienced in tandem, they speak of a city that is dysfunctional, estranged, stripped of purpose. The title is illustrative of that; problematic systems inhibit every breath we take.
Born in New Zealand and raised in Hong Kong, Mark Chung graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in 2014. His works have been exhibited internationally, including in Iceland, Spain and Taipei. He was also the recipient of Soundpocket’s Supported Artist grant from 2015-16, and his work is included in the MoMA Library New York collection.