Leaky Logic and a Fugitive Fish is a collaborative exhibition project by Ke Peng and Justine Chang. The show consists of photographs, video, and text— created independently, then sequenced together as seamless sentences, flowing between their two voices. The work is made between China and the U.S.A., looking at the particularities of urban expansion and immigrant life with a playful eye. Together, the series provides glimpses into exterior worlds that would otherwise go unseen, redefining what is foreign and familiar. The title refers to the quick temporal nature of memory, resembling a darting fish in a bowl of water. It also hints at the tension between playfulness and the hardening of experience, which teaches us that some situations are complex, difficult, and inescapable.
All images ©Ke Peng and Justine Chang