CHEUNG, Annie Onyi
2016 11th 7a*11d Festival
Annie Onyi Cheung, Show your work (2015) Halifax, Canada 2015 VIDEO STILL courtesy of the artist
How I can—well-enough (or showing my work)
Thursday October 20 5:30 pm
I perform in my own videos, I also perform in secret when no one’s watching, and sometimes I perform live in front of, and when possible, with audiences. My tools and materials are usually convenient and common, allowing me to sculpt simple methods and models as templates of my lived experiences. My performances rely on the playful and unexpected results that come from experimentation, failure, and testing any limits of the performer, materials, and new technologies. This durational performance is in pursuit of understanding, familiarity, and connection with one who has always seemed impossibly close, and yet so far at the same time.
Annie Onyi Cheung makes performances, videos, and multimedia art objects and installations. She was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Scarborough, a suburb of Toronto. She studied at the University of Toronto and NSCAD University. She currently practices and teaches in Halifax, where she’s lived since 2012.