The following text is taken from Front Magazine, vol. VII, no. 1, p. 6, September/October 1995:
Once upon a time, in 1990, the Western Front Lux was transformed into a laboratory. Here, six young Chinese-Canadians were invited to engage in dialogue with each other. Three were female, three male, from different backgrounds; Canadian-born, overseas-born, and recently-immigrated. They pushed and prodded each other about their identity, reviewing much about their relationship with their family and others who are Chinese; about the idea of China, Canada, homeland, and home; about their desires for others who are, and especially are not, Chinese. Thus, cultural and personal differences, and commonalities, where exposed.
Henry Tsang is a Vancouver visual artist, curator, and cultural organizer. His art practice includes site-specific installation, video, text, and photo-based mediums. Much of his work deals with issues of cultural identity, exploring the spaces between cultures resulting from contact, influence, and contestation.
The aim of this residency will be to create the various tracks for a multi-channel video installation with photographic components.