Troc Talks Online - Scotty So

Trocadero Art Space present a series of projects developed by artists during COVID-19 lockdowns. Watch artist talk with Scotty So.

Two images merged together. Scotty So dressed as a stereotypical man in a white shirt and black suit and neat hair, sits next to their-self dressed in a traditional woman's red Cheongsam dress, with a string of pearls and a black curled bob. Both versions of Scotty So are smiling

Troc Talks Online

Trocadero Art Space present a series of projects developed by artists during COVID-19 lockdowns.


Duration
45 minutes

Trocadero Art Space presents a series of projects developed by artists during COVID-19 lockdowns.

Including artist talks, video projects, and Instagram takeovers, artists explored ways of making, creating, and Instagram takeovers, in response to exhibitions being postponed.

In this artist interview, Scotty So shares insights into his practice, previous projects, and his upcoming exhibition, ‘I will keep you in the loop. Warm regards,’

‘I will keep you in the loop. Warm regards’ is a mixed media installation that explores the functionality and representation of the working environment.

The work consists of a standard office setup with desk, chair, and carpet, a Xiaomi home surveillance camera overlooking the space, and live streaming of a Zoom meeting which utilises the surveillance camera footage.

An exact image of the office from the same angle of the surveillance camera is used as the virtual background on the live Zoom meeting. The layering of the projected and real office space allows a glitching effect when visitors enter the space, as the visitor multiplies and freezes against the office background.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, So is an artist interested in the uncertainties of reality, and its relation to space and perception expressed through found objects. He works across mediums, using painting, photography, 3D printing, site-responsive installation, video, and performance to provoke humour and irony on the construct of world-making.

So graduated from Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia in 2019  with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts with Honours (First Class Honours). So’s projects have been displayed in two solo and several group exhibitions internationally, including Hong Kong, Greater China, and Australia.

 

 

 

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