Sunday, August 23, 2009


Visual by Lilpinkdevil & Serene See
Copy by Jat leng


Friday, November 21, 2008


I am tired… I am tired of wearing clothes for Adidas, wearing shoes for Charles & Keith and wearing underwear for Calvin Klein. I am weary…the social fabric being coerced onto my limbs. I can’t wear what I like. I can’t speak for myself. I can’t walk on my own. Am I a puppet? Am I being controlled behind this panel of distortion and manipulation? Am I a slave?

Do you feel like me? Do you feel like a mannequin? Do you have something to

Tell me your thoughts and feelings. I'll let the world know.

The Persuader
(My Fateful Triangle)
November 2008 – Mid January 2009
Tickleart, CityLink Mall

[Type your thoughts at the 'Tag-Board')

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


A Wedding Gift –
Advocating to avoid elements of 'malayness' in design.

Digital print on canvas.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Bond, Agent Bond
June 20 - July 27, 2008
1a space, Hong Kong

Desmond Teo
Francis Poon

Anwering 1a space's call for 'Mobility':

Whatever the viewers experience during the event (at present) will bring back memories on cultures and would definitely change their perceptive analysis in the near future.

Sunday, June 08, 2008


A triad of equal approach with diverse means of investigating spaces, instigating aces and anticipating gazes. To initiate, mediate and evaluate for equal measures. At great length, to equally pursue, acquire and exchange knowledge for a sustainable relationship.

1a space is Hong Kong’s first alternative for contemporary art. It is operating as an independent and non-profit making visual art organization founded by a collective of Hong Kong art workers in 1998. 1a space is directed by artists for artists and art practitioners. It is an open platform to cultivate and nurture local artistic talents with aims to promote the critical dissemination of contemporary visual arts practices and affiliated art forms. 1a space aims to constitute a creative interface between the art community and the public.

The funding of 1a space has been assisted by grants and private donations, and is partially supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. 1a space is a registered charity since April 2007.

“Bond, Agent Bond” encapsulates our introduction to the theme given as well as an answer to the open call. Acting as ‘bonding agents’ in a foreign country, it is mandatory to embrace the culture and acknowledge the people. Apart from that, it is also a mission to form a micro-community at the given venue. Nothing can be more beautiful than keeping and bringing people together through art.

What is to be forecasted of the event, to project a brief atmosphere, is a reminiscent of past projects by 1a space in 1999, ‘All you can eat’ and ‘Home Affairs’. Coincidentally, Bond, Agent Bond is a fusion of both – consisting of elements of food, a tea ritual and moments of sharing that will bring the aura of a house setting.

As a collective curatorial approach, our confrontation on the given theme – mobility, is to create a social interstice; an event, a festival or even a potential intervention at the given venue. Its main trait or keyword is ‘relational’ as it involves human interaction and crowd participation. Thus, the objective is not to let the audience pass or walk through the artwork but to socialize, mingle and interact - adhering to the notion of the ‘state of encounter imposed on people’.

Rather than laying an object for the audience to gaze, we will lay a setting or a festive for human sociability. Thus simultaneously hyping up the given theme and treating the venue as a model or vehicle for future possibilities.

We are coming in as a coherent unit but varying in forms; respectively, the outcome will resemble a performance, a ritual and of random materialism. Activities will happen concurrently (on the opening day of exhibition) in an attempt to engage the audience and to create an arena of exchange that is potential for discussion. What is left after, will only be a documentation of the event or the remnants of it. To quote what the ‘given theme’ (by 1a space) manifests:

Mobility, examining the passing of time that allows us to engage in the present as a continuation of the past and the foretaste of the future.

To paraphrase the ‘manifesto’ to our context of mobility, is not to summon the viewers to gaze at an object but rather, to invite the viewers to touch, participate and socialize with the art. Whatever the viewers experience during the event (at present) will bring back memories on cultures and would definitely change their perceptive analysis in the near future.

1a space
Cattle Depot Artist Village,
Unit 14D, Block C
63 Ma Tau Kok Road,
To Kwa Wan, Kowloon,
Hong Kong SAR

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


A Gift for my younger brother.

Tailored to the concept of his inaugural exhibition which fall on his birthday.

Monday, February 25, 2008


Trading Craft.

Mural at Reelloco's home-studio by Kimberly Shen and Lilpinkdevil.