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Sin Tung ho
Folie à deux
Doc. expérimental | dv | couleur | 73'0'' | Hong Kong / | 2011
Ho Sin Tung?s Folie à deux, shows a sequence of 17 people reading a passage with their back to the camera - from a book they have chosen themselves, at different indoor and outdoor locations in Hong Kong, the mainland China and Macau. This deceptively simple video, however, has a psychological tension reflected in its title, folie à deux, a term describing ?a condition in which symptoms of a mental disorder, such as the same delusional beliefs or ideas, occur simultaneously in two individuals who share a close relationship or association.? In the video, the intimate relationship is between the reader and the on-looking viewer of her video, the audience. Each reading situation becomes an almost confessional as the read passage reflects an intimate and potentially embarrassing part of the personality or ?soul? of the reader. The viewer is drawn into the readers? spoken passage, its significance, its meanings, and each reader?s viewpoint appreciated, possibly even absorbed by the viewer.
Ho Sin Tung was born in Hong Kong in 1986, and graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Chinese University in Hong Kong in 2008.  Ho`s recent work predominantly uses pencil, graphite and watercolour in combination with found and ready-made images - such as stickers, maps, charts, rubber-stamps and timelines. These are reinterpreted to narrate stories of places, relationships and periods of time often within a considered, objective historical setting.

 Apart from painting, ho also do writing, installation and video work. Her work uses a lot of literature and cinema references. "Folie à deux" is an obvious combination of both themes.