The content of the seal script calligraphy on the rectangular panels are adapted from the textual graffiti written by the Hong Kong legend Tsang Tsou Choi (1921-2007) who have been expressed his own thoughts on the colonial government by graffiti since he was 35. The content of his calligraphic graffiti usually include his personal history as an emperor on exile and his family genealogy. His delusional act however becomes an oblique representation of Hong Kong’s desperate yearning for a cultural identity.
Emperor of Kowloon | 2009 | Ink, acrylic, Mulberry paper on Linen, metal chain, ribbon | Four panels: 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm) each | Installation dimension: 74 x 45 in. (188 x 114.3 cm)
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