The Sea Project
The Sea Project is a collaborative work by Jun Wang & Bonnie Wong, who began working as a duo in 2018. Born and raised in Qingdao and Hong Kong respectively, Jun & Bonnie both grew up in coastal cities, and neither realised the fundamental role the sea played in their lives until moving to London. No longer in reachable distance, the sea instead became part of the artists’ imaginations: they 'see' the sea when they are near the River Thames by knowing that its water links to the ocean. In this project, the duo uses bilingual words and expressions to compose a 'landscape'. Together with prints and books, the installation explores the experience of physical and mental relocation.
The Sea Project was commissioned by the Central Saint Martins, London and was part of its MA Culture, Criticism and Curation final show. It was first exhibited in We [ breathe ] in the space between which took place at the MIR Project Space (former Rotherhithe Police Station) in London in Nov 2019. The exhibition was a collaboration between University of Arts (London), ASC MIR Project Space (London) and Hart Haus (Hong Kong).