[ISEA2019] Artist Statement: Yuk-Yiu Ip – BOOK OF A HUNDRED GHOSTS

Artist Statement

black & white color, stereo, VR.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1)
BOOK OF A HUNDRED GHOSTS is a virtual reality installation, a Chinese parable staged in the form of a virtual tableau. It reimagines the history of an ancient land as a book of falling words and crushing signs, inciting awe, fear, pain and carnal pleasure

  • Yuk-Yiu Ip is a media artist, art educator, and independent curator. His works, ranging from experimental films, live performances, media installations to video games, have been showcased extensively at international venues and festivals, including European Media Art Festival, New York Film Festival (views from the avant-garde), the Image Festival, FILE Festival, VideoBrasil, Transmediale, NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] and WRO media art Bienniale. He is the founder of the art.ware project, an independent curatorial initiative focusing on the promotion of new media art in Hong Kong. IP has over fifteen years of curatorial experience in film, video and media art. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. His recent works explore hybrid creative forms that are informed by cinema, video games, and media art practices.