Our Feet Are Always Younger than Our Heads is further Morgan Wong's research on temporality in the field of science. The work follows the repetitive and durational movement of a dancer in the exhibition — a testament to the absurd effort of trying to reduce the gravitational effect on a person's biological passage of time. Following the urgency in the irrepressibility of time passing, the effect of gravitational time dilation that slows time by gravity unveils an alternative understanding of the flow of time. The phenomenon, suggested by Albert Einstein in his theory of general relativity and later verified through experiment, manifests that the greater the gravitational force one encounters, the slower time one will experience. Thus, we cannot resist the nature of our feet being younger than our heads.
The choreography of Wong's work was created in collaboration with Jason Yap.
Morgan Wong graduated with MFA at Slade School of Fine Art, UCL and BA in Creative Media at The School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. His artistic practice concerns in the notion of the passage of time and its relationship between individual and society. He presents his work through a range of media including performance, sculpture, photography, painting and so forth. Wong has been invited for international exhibitions including the 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale (2014), 18th Videobrasil (2013), 3rd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2012) and he has received New York Fellowship 2018 from the Asian Cultural Council. His artworks were collected by private collectors and institutions, including the Mill6 Foundation.
Date: 13.8 — 31.10.2018