Artist statement for Drained:

'Drained is a documentation of a performance by Hiram To. Each video in the Drained series can be seen as individual works, yet they are conceptually similar in that they were all generated from an idea that was inspired from the Hong Kong streetscape. The idea expanded into binary concepts, such as the real and the constructed, the exposed and the masked, the material and the immaterial, the speakable and the unspeakable.

In this piece the camera is set up at one end of a corridor with fire approaching the camera from the opposite end.'

Source: dye-a-di-a-logue with Ellen Pau, p231



2 Records