‘The current crisis has certainly prompted a lot of reflection and revaluation,’ the artist says
Li Zhenhua: We are a part of this world, yet are separate individuals. How are you and Hong Kong doing?
Samson Young: It’s been a tremendously difficult time for Hong Kong.
LZ: Does the ‘Muted Situation’, or a more relational aesthetic approach to understanding your creations—which involve sociopolitical operations and individual strategies—allow you to find inner pleasure or peace?
SY: The current crisis has certainly prompted a lot of reflection and revaluation. Personally, part of this reflection involved the processing of a cognitive dissonance.
LZ: The world is still in a state of isolation and there is no telling how much longer it will last. What have you been doing since 2020?
SY: I have been mostly working alone in the studio. I have also taken some courses online and offline. I have gotten used to setting up shows remotely, but I miss the connection with people.
Muted Situations #5: Muted Chorus
Instruction score, single channel video with sound
Performed by Hong Kong Voices
9 minutes 7 seconds