photo by Alan Giddy at Discharge (2018), AD Space
7 Minutes in Heaven
Video projection on sculpture, live performance
Duration 7 minutes, variable dimensions
(In her) experimental work 7 Minutes in Heaven, Celine Cheung performs romantic acts on a sculptural composite face created by 3D modelling a selection of her past-flames faces.
In a performance that renders violation and tenderness indistinguishable, I intend to expose the raw awkwardness when the secret of a crush is brought into light and the strangeness when wet dreams invade reality.
The sculptural component of the work consists of a blank mask aglow with a projection of a blinking face. This uncanny visage is an animated composite image of all those who had been objects of the my affection, whose images I collected from their social media profiles.
The performance was staged at Discharge in AD Space and In Motion Festival 2018: Rhythm. The installation of the work was adapted to be site-specific to the venue space. As an ongoing project, the work changes in context as it imitate evolving stages of teenage trysts, travelling through the young artist's life from a school hall window to the back of a van. 'Til this day, new faces are still being added to the composite model...