➔ Breathe Residency: Eric Fong, (2004 Nov 22 - 2005 Feb 28)

Breathe Residency: Eric Fong, (2004 Nov 22 - 2005 Feb 28)

Type: Artist Residency





Programme ➔ Artist Residencies ➔ Breathe Residency, (2003-2013)


2004 Nov 22 (is beginning date)
2005 Feb 28 (has end date)


Hong Kong born Eric Fong, was a visual artist based in London. He was a physician, before he retrained as at artist at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He worked in a variety of media, including film, photography, sculpture and installation. Fong’s practice explores issues relating to the body, identity and difference in the context of health and biomedicine, often informed by his past experience as a medical doctor

During his residency at the Centre, Fong began a new project examining the relationship between traditional Chinese medicine and consumerism. Based on tongue diagnose, a traditional form diagnoses in Chinese medicine, the artist took photographs of the tongues of visitors between 21-23 January and during events arranged by the Centre to mark Chinese new year. The images were analysed by traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, whose diagnoses inform Fong final work. The work offered an eccentric view of this alternative medical practice, as well as a celebration of the participants’ diversity. The work was presented to the public in an open studio from 21st February. The artist also provided an introduction to his practice as part of the Centre's 1st anniversary event. 

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