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Glitch in the Matrix

Luke Ching

Detailed installation view of LUKE CHING's "Glitch in the Matrix,"at Para Site, Hong Kong, 2021.Photo by Samson Cheung Choi Sang. Courtesy Para Site

Visitors to Luke Ching’s solo exhibition at Para Site were immediately confronted with an unusual demand. Stood at the center of the entrance was a yellow sign asking audiences to “Take off your left shoe upon entry (Please leave it on the carpet).” There was nothing to justify the bizarre instruction; one was simply left to decide whether to obey or ignore it. I chose…

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