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Jeremy Tsang: 雙喜樓 Double Happiness Dim Sum Restaurant 

Tsang explores in between spaces at Nocturne

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Garrison Place, next door to 1526 Dresden Row
Zone 3, exhibit 302
www.t-sang.com


Try to picture the alleyway next to 1526 Dresden Row for a minute. You probably can't, because it normally isn't used for anything—it's one of those shadowy spaces you forget exists. NSCAD grad and Toronto-based photographer Jeremy Tsang is back in Halifax to bring that space to life. "It's a theme I explored a lot at NSCAD, in-between spaces that are sort of lost or forgotten," says Tsang. "I'm interested in the language of architecture." The other focus of the mysterious project stems from his Chinese-Canadian heritage—Tsang's family immigrated from Hong Kong to Toronto when he was six. Double Happiness will transport participants from shadowy alley to an environment that mimics a dim sum restaurant, exploring ideas of the global village, authenticity and the fascination North America has for Asian culture, and vice versa. "When friends ask me to go to dim sum they have a certain projection of what they think it's supposed to be, versus when I go to dim sum with my family," says Tsang. "I stand on both sides. I've become a hybrid, so the way I view things, and view art is sort of shaped by my surroundings."

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