The Seven Seals (2009 - present)
“The Seven Seals” is an on-going series of seven digital video installations using texts and computer technology to show Tsang’s thoughts on various issues of the day. “The Seven Seals” draws its reference from various sources including the Bible, Judeo-Christian eschatology, existentialism, metaphysics, politics, etc., which all attempt to articulate the complex situation of the world and the dilemmas that people are facing while approaching “the end of the world”.
Animated phases and short sentences appear and move and float, sometimes, like a murmur and sometimes like an admonition that reveals the nature of human beings and the changes of our emotions. The texts remind us of issues like war, terrorism, revolution, death, murder, suicide, self-denial, etc.
Without a clear beginning or end, each installation in the “The Seven Seals” creates different cycles of text on continuous loops that appear to repeat without end; echoing the concept of “eternal recurrence” whereby all the issues and dilemmas of daily existence are seen perpetually recurring for an infinite number of fleeting instances, even though we recognize and are aware of them for a much longer time.
Porn Painting (2008 - )
Apollo met Dionysus one day, and said, "God damn you!"
"What?! … For what? You mean I damn myself? You damn me? or Zeus damns me?" Dionysus said.
"Whatever! God damn you! Son of a bitch!"
"… Okay… If I'm son of a bitch, who's that bitch? Semele or … Zeus?"
"… Whatever... Son of a bitch! Fuck you!"
"Obviously, bitch is female, so I think you're talking about my mom, Semele. But I was actually born from Zeus's thigh, so Zeus could also be considered as my "mother" in some aspects. In this case, "bitch" is pointing to Zeus too, who is also your father, I believe. And if Zeus is a bitch, you're son of Zeus… then do you mean you're son of that bitch too?"
"… Damn you! I'll kill your dad and rape your fucking mom!!"
"… Well. If you kill my dad (Zeus) and rape my mom, who could also be considered as your mom in some aspects, then you may have some kind of Oedipus complex… Do you need to have medical consultation from Freud? He should be somewhere around here."
"Fuck you!!! You! Dionysus! Son of a fucking bitch!!! I'll fucking kill you and your whole fucking family!!! Fucking rape your fucking mom and fucking sisters!!! I'm gonna chop your head, eat your body and drink your blood!!!"
"… Are you … okay …? … Are you drunk?? … You stole my wine?! Didn't you ...?"
"Fuck You!!! X$)%*#)(@~~~ "