Choy Ka Fai & Keith Su
July 17th - 23rd, 2003
Misfits is not a retaliation or resistance of the system.
It is rather a process whereby we find ourselves searching for
acceptance in the things that we believe. It is amoral, not good or
bad. Besides, who defines what? Who decide who is the ‘center’ or
the ‘marginal’? Is it the people themselves or an insane society?
There is no longer an absolute finality in our world that keeps
Many question will be ask, not many will be realized. We hope to
expand the boundaries of our semiotics visuals language with a
tapestry of untold stories, unknowns sound, unrealized ideas,
unfamiliar faces, ‘unexperience’ happenings that are all images from
and by the ‘margin’.
Although there may not be an exact story to tell, we have something
that we want to say. What we experience, what we feel and what we
had, since day one of our art making. We always want to say
something, something on the mundane life, of our forgotten reality,
of our social existence.
Ka Fai manages his ‘misfit’ status very pragmatically - his works
are ambitious and yet his concepts are somewhat critical of the
trappings of ‘spectacle’. He works with video and physical
performance and his open, passionately controlled temperament
(paradox intended) allows him to collaborate in the real sense of
the word - reliably and generously.
Keith Su is a visual artist and musician and his videos e.g.
midnight run (at the station there hides a cowboy) demonstrate a
remarkable sense of timing between the movement of sound and visual
images. His is also a passion-driven ambition and he too accepts the
challenge of juggling with the multi-disciplinary aspects of his
work and this collaboration.
‘ Misfits’ has been described by these collaborators as
"experimental" - "a tapestry of images from and by the ‘margin’."
Here then, through this inspired collaboration, we encounter - and
perhaps even identify with - the meandering, ever-intriguing
delights of existence as experienced on the ‘margins’ - and, as they
question cheerfully - who defines what is ‘marginal’ in a world that
"keeps falling apart"?
Susie Lingham, lecturer
Fine Arts, Lasalle SIA College of the Arts