Isaac Chong Wai participates in group exhibition “Kotodama” at Para Site in Hong Kong.
Kotodama is a unique Japanese belief that words can magically affect objects, carrying and enacting the speaker’s will in their curses or blessings. With a focus on the language diversity of the Asia-Pacific region, this exhibition discusses the mechanisms and idiosyncrasies of language, positing that the disappearance of languages endangers human culture as a whole.
Curated by: André Chan
Image: Isaac Chong Wai, Hong Kong and Hong Kong, 2017. Courtesy of the Burger Collection, Hong Kong.