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The Seven Seals (2009 - )


“The Seven Seals” is an on-going series of seven digital video installations using texts and computer technology to show Tsang’s thoughts on various issues of the day. “The Seven Seals” draws its reference from various sources including the Bible, Judeo-Christian eschatology, existentialism, metaphysics, politics, etc., which all attempt to articulate the complex situation of the world and the dilemmas that people are facing while approaching “the end of the world”.

Animated phases and short sentences appear and move and float, sometimes, like a murmur and sometimes like an admonition that reveals the nature of human beings and the changes of our emotions. The texts remind us of issues like war, terrorism, revolution, death, murder, suicide, self-denial, etc.

Without a clear beginning or end, each installation in the “The Seven Seals” creates different cycles of text on continuous loops that appear to repeat without end; echoing the concept of “eternal recurrence” whereby all the issues and dilemmas of daily existence are seen perpetually recurring for an infinite number of fleeting instances, even though we recognize and are aware of them for a much longer time.


   

 

   
   

 

The Sixth Seal - HE Is Something That Should Be Overcome. You Are Something That Should Be Overcome.
Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, 2014

Digital video & sound installation, 6 min 36 sec.
10.8 x 8.1 x 4.8m

   

Video documentation: The Sixth Seal

Text/Statement  

 


   
   
     

 

The Fifth Seal - HE Shall Deliver You Up To Be Afflicted And Killed As HE Was
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2011

Digital video & sound installation, 6 min 40 sec.
6 x 11 x 5.4m

   

Video documentation: The Fifth Seal

Text/Statement  

 


   
   
     

 

The Fourth Seal - HE Is To No Purpose And HE Wants To Die For The Second Time
Aichi Triennale, Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya, 2010

Digital video & sound installation, 6 min 25 sec.
7.2 x 8.1 m

 

Video documentation: The Fourth Seal

Work in progress Text/Statement

 


   
   
     

 

The Third Seal - They Are Already Old. They Don't Need To Exist Anymore.
Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing, 2009

Digital video & sound installation, 6 min 20 sec.
5.82 x 8.21 m

 
Video documentation: The Third Seal
Work in progress Text/Statement

 


   
   
     

 

The Second Seal - Every Being That Opposes Progress Should Be Food For You
Xth Biennale de Lyon, La Sucriere, Lyon, 2009

Digital video & sound installation, 6 min 30 sec.
4.17 x 27.15 m

   
Video documentation: The Second Seal
Work in progress Text/Statement Review
 
   

 

The Second Seal
Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, 2010

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
   
 

 

The First Seal - It Would Be Better If You Have Never Been Born ...
Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 2009

Digital video & sound installation, 6 min 41 sec.
5.13 x 5.13 m

 
Video documentation: The First Seal
Work in progress Text/Statement
 
 
 

 

The First Seal at 17th Biennale of Sydney
Cockatoo Island, Sydney, 2010