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伊甸園的誘惑


我們是孤兒

不屬於亞細亞

從沒有鄰居朋友兄弟

活着被怪獸追趕

長期缺氧

呼吸大力一點都沒命

當過去變成目前

失去被尋得

天使填滿空洞

丟我們在廢城鎖上門

讓我們互相撕殺

互相鄙視又緊抱一起

用最快的磁浮速度

發射自我於太虛

經過了千山萬水等著

被鄰近地區

再一次接管


這便是伊甸園


2009




This Tempts Eden


We are orphans

unbelonging to the Asias

no brothers neighbors or friends

live to be pursued by monsters

blessed with chronic anoxia

one louder breath would undo us

When past is present

loss is found

angels fill up hollows

dump us in waste-city locked in

Let us rip apart

despise then hug each other

instantaneous magnetic levitation

launch ourselves into a void

across the thousand rivers and mountains, awaiting

to be taken over

by the neighboring regions, again


This, is Eden


2009


(Translated by Charlie Lam, Sonia Wong Yuk Ying and Noelle Kwong)

BIOGRAPHY


Yau Ching was born in 1966 in Hong Kong. She gained a B.A. from the University of Hong Kong, receiving the Urban Council Literary Award (Hong Kong). She moved to New York in 1990 to study at the New School for Social Research and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. She has taught at the School of Visual Arts, New York; University of California, San Diego and the University of Michigan.


She has received grants and awards from the Jerome Foundation, the Roothbert Fund, New York Foundation for the Arts, Hong Kong Arts Development Council; Lyn Blumenthal Fund for Independent Video; Astraea Foundation Grant; the Asian Cultural Council; and Image Forum, Japan. Yau Ching has had residencies at Video In, Vancouver, Canada; Harvestworks, New York; and Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada. Her tapes have been screened at numerous museums, galleries, and festivals including the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany; the London Film Festival; Galerie National du Jeu de Paume, Paris; the World Wide Video Festival in The Hague, The Netherlands; the Asian American International Film Festival, the New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, the Yamagata International Film Festival, Japan, the San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, and the Hong Kong International Film festival. She lives in Hong Kong and New York City.