ROYCE NG: KISHI THE VAMPIRE
Location: Het Huis
Artist Royce Ng’s (AU/HK) audiovisual performance Kishi the Vampire (2016) recounts the myth of Kishi, a Japanese civil servant who managed Manchuria during the Japanese occupation. Ng visualises the fantasy and mythology of the war criminal who struck fear into the local people and whose demonic presence still resonates today.
ROYCE NG― Artist
Royce Ng is an artist currently based in Hong Kong working in digital media and performance who deals with the intersections of modern Asian history, trans-national trade, political economy and aesthetics. In 2015, working with Bisenieks in the collective Zheng Mahler, they were selected to represent Australia at the Pavillion Without Borders for PERFORMA biennale in New York City. In 2012, he was selected to participate in the 9th Gwangju Biennale and the Busan Biennale’s in South Korea. His performance Kishi the Vampire had its European premiere at the Zurcher Theatre Spektakel in 2016 where he was nominated for the ZKB acknowledgement prize.