Escape into a ‘multimedia walk’ through the fair, immersed in a fictional world of sound
When I have fears that I may cease to be, what would you give in exchange for your soul (2016)
'When cigarettes were distributed on the battlefield, it was a sign that the hour of attack was imminent. Under fearful circumstances smoking creates the condition of prayer: we light a cigarette and hold it like a burning rosary.'– George, When I have fears that I may cease to be, what would you give in exchange for your soul
When I have fears that I may cease to be, what would you give in exchange for your soul is a multimedia walk. The narrative of the walk is presented through site-specific films, music playlists, photographs and a collection of research materials. Based loosely on Graham Greene’s Ministry of Fear, the fictional world of the walk unfolds in a series of surveillance reports on Lok, owner of a bookstore that specializes in tales of personal confession, and appropriates the physical structure, processes, and people that make the fair possible. Lok is convinced that he is being pursued by foreign agents, and had pre-emptively commissioned a private investigator to document and research into his imminent disappearance.
Samson Young (b.1979, Hong Kong) Lives and works in Hong Kong
Samson Young is a trained composer and practicing sound artist. He received a PhD in composition from Princeton University. Young has exhibited at the Amos Anderson Museum, Helsinki, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Today Art Museum, Beijing, and Taipei Contemporary Art Museum. Solo projects include Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima (2015), Team Gallery, New York (2015), and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (December 2016).
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Headphones for this project are provided by Bowers & Wilkins.