The title is taken from the iconic EP of Jawbreaker, a Californian punk rock band active in the 90’s, who earned a cult status among their followers. Both of us have been long-standing fans of this band and we wanted for Dream Hong Kong to take certain liberties in the selection and framing of the two artists work. Using our identification with Punk Rock as a lens, we toy with the perception of the work where it enters the illusory noble sphere of the fine arts. This then is a strange ode to the culture of the zines, the music, the gigs, the mix tapes and all that follows, a world that is represented by a simplified black and white imagery of the xerox, the leather, the amps, the outfits, etc.
There is a play on flatness with these works in two dimensions, ranging from the apparently simplified axiomatic actions of G. Küng’s (b. 1982, New York, USA) photographs, stating a certain ironic but also “a deadpan attitude” to quote her, to the sophisticated scraperboard pieces by Zoe Williams (b. 1983, Salisbury, UK) which express sensuality and awkwardness.
– Antoine Levi and Nerina Ciaccia