Ka-Man Tse was born in Kowloon, Hong Kong and lives and works in New York. Photographer and Video Artist.
Ka-Man will be talking about her upcoming exhibition “Narrow Distances” at LUMENVISUM in Kowloon on view: July 23 - August 21, 2016.
Narrow Distances is an ongoing investigation of home, identity, and community. My image-making is informed by the points of intersection between the LGBTQ and the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities; and what is shared, divergent, and negotiated between these two seemingly disparate worlds. The photographs address a desire to reconcile public and private moments and establish a sense of agency in a city where space and identity is contested and contingent, and constantly negotiated.
What does it mean to look, what does it mean to be seen? Whose histories are told or visible? Do our societies want to see or talk about its LGBTQ people? In these photographs, made within the LGBTQ / tongzhi community in Hong Kong, and made through a queer lens, I think about issues of access and disclosure, visibility and protection; visibility and resistance. Occupying a space and a conversation as a queer individual is an act. Possibilities start with small gestures, a look, or a question– spoken or unspoken, clear or coded, in public or in private.
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