Yarli Allison and Yin Lo

Wrestling Blues 藍調摔角場 (2019-2020)

About this work

Wrestling Blues 藍調摔角場 was inspired by 2019-2020s Hong Kong, a period of tear gas and bloodshed, building up with depression, hopelessness, and the sacrifice of young people’s lives. As Hong Kongese emigrants, the artists find themselves unable to turn their eyes away from this turbulence. But, as close witnesses, they are able to access what’s going on at the forefront thanks to internal media and frontline live reporters, local forums, and friends. The artists feel compelled to question their artistic responsibility to illustrate the people’s struggle and to preserve the unique and ancient Hong Kong language, fearing that without action such cultural treasure could be easily engulfed, and forever gone.


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