Shoufay Derz | Owen Leong | Cyrus Tang
10 SEPTEMBER – 11 OCTOBER
OPENING TUESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 6-8PM
In ‘Phantom Limb’, Shoufay Derz, Owen Leong and Cyrus Tang are connected by shared Chinese origins and intimate ties to family, which have engendered profound experiences of loss, longing and redemption. – Lindy Lee (catalogue essay, 2013)
Through the photography, video and installation the artists explore disembodiment and the attempt to bridge a physical or metaphysical divide.
Shoufay Derz is a Sydney based artist whose practice reflects on death and the meaning of emptiness. Her work considers how the absent body is articulated through marks of presence. The work of Melbourne-based artist Cyrus Tang considers memory and nostalgia through a process of disappearance. Tang approaches the immateriality of the body as a means to express displacement, loss, and disintegration. Owen Leong is an artist and curator based in Sydney who uses the body and its surface as a membrane across which social, cultural and political forces are transmitted. His work explores the passage between perceptual and physical thresholds of the body.
Presented by Speculum Projects, an independent curatorial initiative
Level 4, Peter Johnson Building
702 Harris Street, Ultimo