'Bik Lai Chu is the language of the body on a post-colonial detour. It explores the female image, language and communication. It translates Hong Kong from her historical, social and political perspective. The video shows a woman banging her head against a dressing room table. She can be seen from both the front and back, as she is crouched beneath the table. Her head looks down, obscuring the visibility of her face. The sound of her head banging against the table is processed and amplified. As viewers climb the stairs to appraoch the instllation, they are confronted with the monotonous and metallic sound of a woman banging her head.'—taken from Ellen Pau: What about Home Affairs? A Retrospective., p.234

Bik Lai Chu was first presented at the 'Festival of Installation Art: Documentary Exhibition' in 1994. The work was installed in the dressing room at the Hong Kong Fring Club Theatre.


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