Kacey Wong’s experimental art project investigates the space between men and their living environment with a social intention. He think being an artist is similar to being a detective, the case on hand is to investigate the self. Kacey was born in Hong Kong in 1970. He was the winner of 2012 HK Contemporary Arts Award given by HK Art Museum, Best Artist Award in 2010 and Rising Artist Award and Outstanding Arts Education Award given by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2003. He studied architecture in Cornell University and received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Chelsea School of Art and Design and Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He is the founding member of Art Citizens and Street Design Union which investigate artist’s and designer’s role in social political causes, also a former member of Para/Site Art Space. He is now an Assistant Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design’s Environment and Interior Design Discipline. His mobile tricycle project “Wandering Homes” was featured at the 2008 Venice Architectural Biennale in Italy. His floating house “Paddling Home” was performed on Hong Kong Victoria Harbour and his mobile bulk bed “Sleepwalker” was the star features during the 2010 and 2012’s Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture exhibition.
Hongkongese Warning Squad (2014, 3m5s)
Hongkongese Warning Squad is an artistic performance work by Hong Kong artist Kacey Wong performed on July 1st 2014 during the annual July 1st Demonstration. This work was inspired by the 〝warning banners〞 frequently used by the Hong Kong police to threaten peaceful demonstrators. The artist and his squad members engages the pubic with their warning signs as well as engaging the real police warning everybody the immediate danger the city is now facing. This work was very well received by the public generating cheers and claps on the streets and generated more than 15,000 〝likes〞in the news media network. Many citizens in Hong Kong felt the police are abusing their power when it comes to handling peaceful demonstrator and this work inspire the viewers to reflect about this issue.