A person wearing a dark t-shirt leans on top of a stack of folded white fabric. She holds a pencil and uses it to mark the top of the fabric

Photograph courtesy of the artist

Photograph courtesy of the artist

Dreaming With: Joyce Ho

In the lead up to the Triennial opening, our Dreaming With Q&A series provides an exclusive glimpse into the artists’ lives and studios.

Where have you been during the lockdown?
Mostly home and studio.

Is there anything you have found yourself cooking a lot of, and if so, would you be open to sharing the recipe with our readers?
I still don’t cook.

Five people are gathered around a table covered in bottles, glasses, and a computer.. They are smiling and laughing.

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What are you reading?
Osamu Dazai’s books.

What music are you listening to?
I don't listen to music.

Have you seen any particularly good digital exhibitions in the past few months?
I haven’t yet visited any digital exhibitions even though I have participated in a few.

What do you find yourself working on most during quarantine?
With all the open-source education online lately, I have developed a pattern of learning new things and giving up on them after very short periods of time (yoga, running, Japanese, Vietnamese, piercing...all no more than two weeks).

How has your studio practice changed in recent months?
My studio practice hasn’t changed much, in fact, I am trying harder to maintain the pattern to stay as unaffected as possible by the pandemic.

Two potted plants rest on the floor in the corner of an otherwise bare room. Sunlight streaming through windows falls across the floor and one of the walls.

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Have you created any art in response to the pandemic?
No, but I have been titling my works as dates.

What artists most inspire you?
Many, it’s difficult to name a few.

What are you most looking forward to about participating in the upcoming inaugural Asia Society Triennial?
I am looking forward to everything about it. It just seems amazingly surreal to install the works/stage a performance in another country now.

A person sits at a bare table, wearing a white-button down shirt and gray blazer. Her right hand is raised, the back of her hand facing the viewer. Another person sits across from her, also raising their right hand. They sit in front of a yellow background, and a video camera on a tripod appears at the right.

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Has your perspective as an artist changed in the midst of the pandemic?

Are there any fun facts about your practice you would like to share with readers?
Although my works come in many different forms, most of them come from rehearsals in the very beginning.

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