" Yarli Allison - Art

Eye Stand
Steel stand and nails pinned on porcelain figures
Stand 168 x 22 cm with various sizes spinnable bars on the top
Figures 2.5 (H) x 1.5 (W) x 0.5 (D) cm each approximately

Eye Stand is an interactive work that investigates my survival experience in the densely populated Hong Kong, where people are conditioned to gaze at each other in this metropolis. When I was a child, I migrated from Canada to Hong Kong with my parents. Despite the fact that my ethnic roots are in Hong Kong, I felt different from the locals from the start. It was a struggle growing up in an environment where you are forced to erase who you were before in order to assimilate. Even after a decade when I was forced to give up my Canadian English to adapt Cantonese flawlessly, strangers still question whether I was from elsewhere because of the "feeling" that I present as someone who does not conform to traditional norms or values.

Viewers are invited to spin the top bars and aim for whatever that wanted to gaze at (e.g. tiny figures pinned on the walls). Who is the observer in front of the eye stand, and who is behind your target window at this time?

..... 2019/20
Wrestling Blues, 2019-20

A Wave Of Garden Things Falls on U, 2019

Works on Walls, 2019~On-Going


..... 2017/18

Fortune Teller Is Not Here, 2018

Elephant the Allison, 2018

Missing Chicken_Assembling with Open Mouths, 2018


Sea Chicken - A short memoir on Immigration Tide, 2017 I Wish You Pluffy Pluffy, 2017

..... 2016

Momo, The Talking Hair, 2016 No Jumper in Nowhere, 2016 From Kendra, with Love (let's not talk about it)., 2016 The Poems of Walls #1-4, 2016 Wood-Eye, Eye-Human (木-目,目-人), 2016

.................... 2015
"It Says There Is A Dead Body", 2015 Me(n)tal Skin Cage 02, 2015

............ Very Old, but important stuff

The Tiniest Projects, 2011- Mary's Everlasting Vacation Project, 2007 Studio / experimental impulses (2009-2018) Body Boxes, 2013

Yarli Allison - Work YARLI ALLISON (b.88) is a Hong Kong-Canadian born, London-based artist with a multidisciplinary approach that traverses drawing, sculpture, performance, digital, film and installation.