Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist

Pipilotti Rist After Hours

Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist

Family Day at Tai Kwun Contemporary

Pipilotti Rist After Hours

Pipilotti Rist’s Choice

Lighting Workshop
Pixel Mapping Workshop

Tai Kwun Conversations: Behind Your Eyelid – A Dialogue between Pipilotti Rist and Tobias Berger

Date & Time

26 Aug - 4 Nov, 2022 7:30-9:00pm


JC Contemporary


Entry to the venue with the exhibition ticket on the day of the event


Sensual and insightful, Pipilotti Rist’s signature moving-image installations immerse the viewer. She sees the gallery as a space that can bring people together to meditate in a joyous and exuberant atmosphere, revitalise intellectual reflection, and open doors into a wondrous, inner vision full of beauty, whimsy, and possibility.

On six Friday nights during the exhibition Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist, Tai Kwun Contemporary will present Pipilotti Rist After Hours in collaboration with the House of Hong Kong Literature, Corrupt the Youth, and nine guests. We will deconstruct Rist’s world from the perspectives of literature and philosophy, and invite the audience to enter the secret garden behind the eyelid as we share our unique stories.






26.08.2022 (Fri)


The House of Hong Kong Literature

Wong Pik Kei and Wong Ka Ying

Power of the Female

09.09.2022 (Fri)


Corrupt the Youth

Yeung Chun Yin and Lilian

Our Bodies

23.09.2022 (Fri)


The House of Hong Kong Literature

Nicolas Wong and Jun Li

Gender Fluidity

07.10.2022 (Fri)


Corrupt the Youth

Yeung Chun Yin and Lilian

Our Rebellions

21.10.2022 (Fri)


The House of Hong Kong Literature

Dorothy Tse and Orlean Lai

Magical Realism

04.11.2022 (Fri)



Nicole Wong


Venue: 2/F JC Contemporary

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This event will be conducted in Cantonese, with Cantonese-to-English simultaneous interpretation.

The event will adhere to the latest health and safety regulations and enforce social distancing measures.


Corrupt the Youth
Corrupt the Youth is dedicated to promoting philosophy to the general public. We regularly discuss philosophy in different ways—both introductory and in-depth, ancient and contemporary, Eastern and Western. Within this space, everything can be doubted, reflected on, and interrogated. Our goal is to corrupt 'good' young people, getting them to think outside the box and showing them the world of philosophy.

The House of Hong Kong Literature
The House of Hong Kong Literature has been Hong Kong’s largest literary organisation since 2014, running the online literary platform p-articles, the monthly literary magazine formless, and the quarterly literary journal Osquare. In 2020, their p-articles literary platform launched a book channel on YouTube.

Speaker Bio

Orlean Lai
Jun Li
Dorothy Tse
Wong Ka Ying
Wong Pik Kei
Nicholas Wong
Nicole Wong
Yeung Chun Yin

Orlean Lai is an independent creative producer and curator from Hong Kong. She has founded her own production unit,  orleanlaiproject, to focus on cross-genre “hybrid collaborations”, which explore new possibilities in presentation formats that blur the boundaries between art forms and mediums. In 2019, she founded No Discipline Limited, which has invited a wide spectrum of arts practitioners to participate in joint projects that widen the discussion and perspective on contemporary arts/performance practice. Orlean was the 2016 recipient of the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship.

Lilian shows her care for different types of life in the world and pursues justice, especially in the areas of gender, animals, and politics. She is currently an educator who promotes a culture of gender equality and public education on issues of sexual violence. She believes knowledge, dialogue, and emotion can connect lives and build a community network that offers self-support and brightens others’ lives during hard times.

Jun Li is a Hong Kong film screenwriter and director. Winner of the Fresh Wave Award and Best Director for his short film Liu Yang He (2017) at the Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival, Li made his feature film debut with Tracey in 2018. He was nominated at the 38th Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Screenplay and Best New Director. For his second film, Drifting, he won the Golden Horse Award for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 58th Golden Horse Awards

Dorothy Tse is a Hong Kong writer. Her first novel, Owlish (translated by Natascha Bruce), will be published in English in 2023 by Graywolf Press in the US and Fitzcarraldo Editions in the UK. She teaches creative writing at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Wong Ka Ying is an artist and curator based in Hong Kong. Currently pursuing a PhD in Cultural Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she received her BFA degree from that institution in 2013 and her MPhil in Visual Arts from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2021. Wong expresses her passion in writing, curatorial projects, and art education. As a participant in public sharing events, seminars, panel discussions, and talks, she has actively engaged with various communities and numerous art lovers.

Wong Pik Kei, a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, is a choreographer and dancer known for provocative works that challenge sex and gender stereotypes from a distinctly female perspective. She was awarded a scholarship by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council to attend the Atlas choreography workshops at the 2017 ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival, and in 2018 was selected by the West Kowloon Cultural District to participate in residency exchange programme Creative Meeting Point: Hong Kong x Barcelona.

Nicholas Wong is the author of Crevasse (Kaya Press, 2015), which won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, and Besiege Me (Noemi Press, 2021). He is also the recipient of the Australian Book Review’s Peter Porter Poetry Prize. He has contributed writing to projects of the Manchester International Festival and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Nicole Wong has an awareness of visual poetry and the flaws in perceptual understanding. Her work, which usually manifests as a parody of an ordinary scenario, singles out the essence from the prose of the mundane that can be neither truly remembered nor forgotten. By shifting points of view and playing on the double meaning of words, her work aims to envelop the viewer within the ‘eureka’ moment. By means of complete experience, the audience can re-examine what we look at but do not see in everyday life.

Yeung Chun Yin, also known as “Uncle Salt”, is a graduate of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong and the department of Philosophy in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He later undertook a doctoral programme at Humboldt University, Berlin and Kings College, London. He currently teaches courses on philosophy and critical thinking. In 2016, Yin and his friends co-founded Corrupt the Youth, with the aim of getting more people to understand philosophy.