Photograph of artist Samson Young looking through a circular pink neon light.

Samson Young in Düsseldorf, Germany, December 2016. © Donald Christie.

Samson Young: One of Two Stories, or Both (Field Bagatelles)

Venue: Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art,  Manchester
Launch: Thursday 6 July, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition dates: Friday 7 July – Sunday 29 October
Gallery opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Admission: Free

One of Two Stories, or Both (Field Bagatelles) is a newly commissioned radio series and gallery installation inspired by tales of Chinese migrants, presented initially as part of Manchester International Festival.

Currently representing Hong Kong at the 57th Venice Biennale, sound artist and composer Samson Young takes visitors and listeners on a journey inspired by the myths and legendary tales of 17th-century Chinese travellers making their way to Europe on foot.

Originally presented in front of a live studio audience and broadcast on FM and online from 30 June – 4 July, the radio series evolves into a multi-channel sound and visual installation at CFCCA. Elements of this installation will enter the University of Salford Art Collection after the exhibition.


Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Edouard Malingue Gallery, University of Salford Art Collection, and West Kowloon Cultural District. Supported by Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London as part of its programme of events commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.