The evening will feature an introduction by the editors Cosmin Costinas, Inti Guerrero, and Lesley Ma, followed by talks by contributors and artists Natalia S. H. Chan, Fionnuala McHugh, Lee Kit, and Sara Wong. The publication, co-published with Sternberg Press and designed by Project Projects, New York, is based on the highly acclaimed exhibition “A Journal of the Plague Year. Fear, Ghosts, Rebels. SARS, Leslie and the Hong Kong history,” curated by Cosmin Costinas and Inti Guerrero, and presented at Para Site in 2013, and subsequently at TheCube Project Space in Taipei, Arko Art Center in Seoul and Kadist Art Foundation and The Lab in San Francisco.
Toward the end of the 16 century it was impossible to move out of quarantined areas.
Starting in the late17th century, the countries of Europe created a boundary between Europe and the lands where the Black Death plague came from.
A Journal of the Plague Year - Wikipedia
Blood was its Avatar and its seal-the redness and horror of blood." (Edgar Allen Poe The Masque of the Red Death.) Many thought the Black Plague was a curse from God; punishment for the sins the infected had committed.