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susan pui san lok: RoCH Fans & Legends solo exhibition
Derby QUAD, 19 Sept-15 Nov 2015

susan pui san lok: RoCH Fans & Legends solo exhibition

Derby QUAD, 19 September - 15 November 2015

RoCH Fans & Legends features new commissioned video works and digital animations by susan pui san lok that draw on fan uploads of over forty different media adaptations of The Condor Trilogy, a classic ‘new wuxia’ epic first published in the 1950s. 'RoCH' stands for Return of the Condor Heroes, the second book in the trilogy; wuxia is a genre of Chinese fiction, television and cinema often featuring the adventures of male and female ‘knight errants’, martial artists, and swordplay. RoCH Fans & Legends explores some of the genre’s fantasies, landscapes, and archetypes, the trilogy’s numerous translations across popular culture, and recurring images of weightlessness.

RoCH Fans & Legends is commissioned by QUAD and the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), in partnership with Animate Projects and the University of Salford. RoCH launches at QUAD with a limited edition artist book. The project will then tour to CFCCA as part of their 30th anniversary programme, accompanied by a richly illustrated e-publication. RoCH Fans & Legends is supported using public funding by Arts Council England, with additional funding from Middlesex University and University of Salford.