Liyen Chong: Of Positions and half Positions having several Marks at Once

2 September – 29 October 2011

Operating from in-between the spaces of coming and going, Liyen Chong continues her explorations of the self and consciousness through particular modes of cultural production. During her time as the McCahon House Residency Artist, Chong explored phenomenology, Eastern thought and its implications for an art practice in New Zealand. She presented the results of her inquiry in this show, which included photographic self-portraits that document private performative actions, taken with the help of a self-timer that are then digitally manipulated and then painted on. The show playfully examined the idea of self-imaging and raised serious questions about contemporary identity within New Zealand.

Images have been reproduced with permission from the artist.