From the tenderness to the obstinate gripping tension; from being entranced by a stare to the sensation of feeling spaced out in a void; from the text of a story to the reading of an incident, these endpoints of differences in characteristics connect and create a “discrepancy.” It displays an undulating cadence in the narrative and infuses meanings to the anticipation in between, similarly to an exhilarating prelude developed into a mediocre ending or how the concealed surprise is unveiled in the indifferent everyday.
The Chinese title of Joyce Ho’s exhibition, 事故 (literally “incident”), is a witty wordplay that invites interpretations. In the forming of the word and its nuance in its kerning and syllable, the title of the exhibition lingers between the distance created by a spacebar and therefore creating the scope of a discrepancy. This scope becomes the space Ho came across in her practice and the prelude and the starting point of the exhibition represented by a line. In contemporary society when symbols and their interpretations are disordered, this simple method revealed through Joyce Ho’s exhibition and the space attracts and draws viewers into perceiving their most intimate everyday stories as well as the observation from thinking and selecting in between the beginning and the end of narrative.