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Kong Chun Hei

The Eidetic Image

By Sylvia Tsai

Portrait of Kong Chun Hei in his studio in Fo Tan, 2013. Photo by Ann Woo for ArtAsiaPacific.

Every evening Kong Chun Hei listens to ghost stories on the radio—people call into the local station from late night to early morning to relate their macabre experiences. It’s a habit the young Hong Kong artist acquired during childhood, when his father would turn on the radio before going to bed. Reflecting on these tales, Kong muses, “There are things science cannot explain, but I believe…

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