Frustration of Having More than Two Choices to Make in Life, 2013
HD / Color / Silence
“Filing Down A Steel Bar Until A Needle Is Made ”, Tintype Gallery, London, UK
“Frustration of Having More than Two Choices to Make in Life” is a video work produced after and based on Wong’s intensive meditative days of isolation from the world but only situating himself with the steel bar and a hand file in an empty space. This was originally aimed as a practice for a later public performance in Sept 2013. Within the two days, not much have been physically done by Wong apart from simply gazing at the metal bar for half a day; or at the hand file for another half day. While still deciding whether this was the moment to start what is likely to be a life-long task, he spent the second day lying on the floor, as to create a direct visual connection to the bar’s and his body dimension, and was dreary repeating the phase “now or later”. “Godot”, who or what Wong might be waiting for two years, came in the end, and Wong can finally move on.