Video

Upside Down - Downside Up

Heather Keung

2008, 07:20 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 722.09

Upside Down - Downside Up is part of a series of performance art videos whereby the artist submits herself to several physical endurance challenges. These challenges are reminiscent of child play and competition, and yet are more torturous than playful. Despite her will to maintain acts of balance, grace and strength, she inevitably succumbs to the body's physical weakness.

Inspired by repetitive daily actions and physical labour, Keung uses media - video, installation and performance art, to discuss the social training of the mind & body. Upside Down - Downside Up is a new addition to the endurance series that began in 2006, and was made at the Artist Cultural Outreach Residency in Hong Kong 2008.

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