Losing to Winning

Heather Keung

2005, 04:50 minutes, colour, english


Losing to Winning uses video footage from Heather Keung's competitive performance at this year's National Taekwondo Association Championships to construct two versions of the same event. Comparing real-time to extended time, the work places emphasis on how simple treatment can be used to reconstruct different experiences. In the second version, the video image is slowed down like an instant replay to place emphasis on key moments of physical impact that could not be seen in the real-time version. The work relates contemporary martial arts practice to performance arts and public spectacle. As subject to spectators and camera, Keung looks at Asian identity through activity and female competition in amateur sporting arenas.

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