Hui Wai-Keung


  • Year : 2016
  • Title : Re-Dürer
  • Media : Generated graphics from video game Hacking
  • Presentation : Three channels video installation

This is a rework of Albrecht Dürer’s three well-known engravings. I am convinced that the ancient definitions of inspired melancholy from Pseudo-Aristotle was inscribed on the engravings. Our melancholy, as well as our lives, are classified into three types (or stages): imagination, reason, and intellect. I rework the concepts based on my own interpretation and emotion. Instead of engraving, I hack a popular video game to generate graphics, and present them in three-channels video installation (or screening).

Re-Dürer @ Melencolia I

  • Year : 2016
  • Title : Re-Dürer @ Melencolia I (outdated modern version)
  • Channel : Left channel
  • Length : 7 minutes (Loop)
  • Rework : Melencolia I (1514)
  • Stage : First stage of inspired melancholy
  • Tags : Imagination, art, craft, and creativity
  • Personal : Geometry played crucial and mysterious part in Dürer’s engraving. It enclosed some transcendental truth. I extend it into the version in modern era, try to ascend myself into the fourth dimension.

Re-Dürer @ Artist, Death, and the Devil

  • Year : 2016
  • Title : Re-Dürer @ Artist, Death, and the Devil (version 2.0)
  • Channel : Middle channel
  • Length : 67 minutes (Loop)
  • Rework : Knight, Death and the Devil (1513)
  • Stage : Second stage of inspired melancholy
  • Tags : Reason, morals, utopia, faith, and humanism
  • Personal : Inspired by the spirit in the public dialogue of Joseph Beuys, artists learn to keep their faith in the utopia. We learn to be optimistic when we are fail. We learn to be courage in front of evil. Loop structure is formed in our active life. Something is inevitable.

Re-Dürer @ Saint Artist in his Study

  • Year : 2016
  • Title : Re-Dürer @ Saint Artist in his Study (alpha version 0.2)
  • Channel : Right channel
  • Length : 55 minutes (Loop)
  • Rework : Saint Jerome in his Study (1514)
  • Stage : Third stage of inspired melancholy
  • Tags : Intellect, divine, religion, theology, and contemplation
  • Personal : I wish I could believe, but cannot help recognizing the virtuality and plasticity of the world. My ascetic dog of the senses never sleep peacefully.