As part of Loop, Hong Kong-based artist and poet Nicholas Wong and Nottingham-based artist Millie Quick joined forces to explore an international, intercultural linguistic exchange by means of poetry, symbols, and translation.
Taking working with words and visual symbols of language as a starting point of collaboration, artists created a constellation of related outcomes – a visual and linguistic diary, in forms of poetry, sigils and installation. The works are playful, surreal and not free of a mistake or miscommunication, just like any intercultural collaboration.
The final work is digitally interpreted and presented on a website by Tom Ireland, who digitally captured the process and essence of the collaboration and virtual interchanges. The title Loop refers to the self-generative nature of language through the interplay of cultures and mediums, creating a feedback loop. This project is commissioned by BACKLIT (UK) and HART (HK) for Peer to Peer: UK/HK 2022.
Nicholas Wong and Millie Quick’s collaboration is presented through a website designed by Tom Ireland.
Click links below for more information about the artists who collaborated on this project.
UK artist (for Backlit Gallery):
HK artist (for HART):
- Nicholas Wong 黃裕邦