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Fracas, 1994/2021, Installation view at Tailwhip | Xper. Xr. Empty Gallery

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Megaphone, 1990, Installation view at Tailwhip | Xper. Xr. Empty Gallery

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Sake Molotovs, 2019, Installation view at Tailwhip | Xper. Xr. Empty Gallery

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Untitled (Dedicated to M+), 1991/2021 , Installation view at Tailwhip | Xper. Xr. Empty Gallery

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Used Racing Suit, 2013 -2021, Installation view at Tailwhip | Xper. Xr. Empty Gallery

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Dragon Xper, 2005 , Installation view at Tailwhip | Xper. Xr. Empty Gallery

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XPER.XR (born 1970) is a Hong Kong-based artist, performer, and provocateur belonging to the city’s first generation of experimental musicians. After releasing Murmur (1989), arguably the first industrial noise recording in the territory, he went on to release and perform alongside such names as Otomo  Yoshihide, Merzbow, and Whitehouse. Characterized by a constitutional irreverence, deliberate courting of failure, and self-effacing aesthetic, Xper.Xr.’s practice represents a crucial moment of the city’s artistic counter-history. From 2012 to 2015, he ran the seminal underground exhibition and performance venue  CIA in Kowloon, organizing shows with like-minded artists Kago Shintaro, Vagina Dentata Organ, New  Noveta, Hermann Nitsch, Laibach, and Olivier de Sagazan.

SELECTED EXHIBITION/PERFORMANCE

2000
Because I'm Worth It, Club Integral at Southwark Playhouse, London
1998
Shit Happens, radio show curated by John Peel, Royal Festival Hall, London
1997
Sonic Sushi, Club Integral at The Spitz, London
1996
Songs Of Pray' at Les Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, France
New Aura Series 3: After Music, Live at "Conway Hall", LMC, London
1994
The Inflation Saints, Shad Thames, London
Fix Spin Mix, Exhibition, I.A.S., London
1991
Installation and concert, The Quart Society Gallery, HK
1990
Fringe Festival, Installation / Performance with Soundtrack, The Man & Earth Gallery, HK

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY

2006
70 MPH / 73 MPH
2002
… … …. ..
2001
Because I'm Worth It
1997
Lun Hsiao Shuai!
1995
I Love Music
1994
Golden Wonder
1993
Recycle Music
1992
Voluptuous Musick
1991
Entombed Vol. 2
1990
Entombed Vol.1
1989
Murmur

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2007
Review, ‘70MPH’, Intersection magazine
2003
Reviews, "The Wire" No 236 (U.K.) by Dave Mandel
Disc review, "Jet Magazine" No 006 (H.K)
Disc review, "Dazed & Confused" No 97 (U.K.) by Mark Russell
2002
Disc review, ‘The Guardian" (U.K.), John L Walters
Disc review, ‘Resonance" Vol. 9 No. 2 (U.K.) by Simon Lucas
2001
Interview "Revue et Corrigée" No 47 (France) by Michel Henritzi
2000
Review, "Peale Warriors" No 9 (France)
1999
The owls are not what they seem, “Tofu” No 1 (H.K.) by F. Decombe
1998
En long et en large, "Les lnrockuptibles" (France) by Philippe Robert
Resonance 107.3 fm, Royal Festival Hall in London
Mad in Hong Kong, "The Wire" No 168 (U.K.) by Ed Baxter,
1997
Disc Review, "Revue et Corrigée" No 33 (France) by Jacques Debout
1996
Disc Review, "Revue et Corrigée" No -d9 (France) by Jacques Debout
Music Preview, "Time Out" No 133 (U.K.)
1994
Soundings, "The Wire" (U.K.)
Special Japan Issue, "The Wire" (U.K.), 1994
Disc Review, "REMIX" (Japan)
Interview, Noise Fanzine No 6 (Taiwan)
1991-1993
Reviews (in various issues), "Youth's Weekly" (Hong Kong)
1992
Review, "Cross Over" (Hong Kong)