WE ARE FISHES ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK
6 to 21 December 2019
Wang Chen's video work Fish is her first artwork after graduating by Master of Fine Art. Chen aims to use her unique performance and stylized scene representing her hardship of being an artist in the “real world” at the present stage of life, namely financial difficulty, withering of inspiration, and being controlled by others at the workplace.
The inspiration of Fish is from an ancient Chinese saying "being fishes on someone's chopping block (人為刀俎，我為魚肉)," means others manipulate my life. It is also inspired by the living fishes sold in plastic packages on the Chinese fish market to cook freshly.