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Xper.Xr: Maximum RPM


Portrait of XPER.XR. Photo by Peter Chung for ArtAsiaPacific.

There was a sleeping tabby cat at the entrance of Xper.Xr’s exhibition at Empty Gallery. Ignoring visitors, it purred away in blissful repose despite the bass guitar riffs and wild screaming echoing from the next room. All seemed well in the cat’s world; not so much in ours.

Anyway the cat was not real, and its battery eventually died. Xper.Xr is not the artist’s real name either, so I just call him Chris. Empty Gallery is real, even though it feels surreal to emerge…

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