Luke Ching Chin Wai

Luke Ching Chin Wai, Folk Art Series: Cockroach, 2006, video and double sided tape.
Nominated by Tang Kwok Hin, 一九八三 (1983).

Ching (HK) sees himself as a spontaneous observer of the city.  The cockroach is the first object he chose for his Folk Art Series. He is interested in the close relationship between folk art and everyday life, and the value of inheritance.  He aims to develop a form of folk art that is unique to the modern Hong Kong experience. Currently, there are over 4,000 people who have attended his workshops to learn how to use double-sided tape to make a cockroach.  He hopes that one day this will become an original folk art product from Hong Kong.