Wong Kit Yi
(b. 1983, Hong Kong; lives and works in New York, New York)
Yes-Jet-Lag / 你好時差, 2020. Digital poster. Courtesy of the artist
For people who travel a lot, jet lag is the very fabric of their everyday reality. But with the pandemic keeping everyone at home, there's no need to adjust to new time zones. For some, this itself takes some adjusting. Enter Yes-Jet-Lag, the new jet-lag-inducing patch, which turns the intangible jet lag into a household object. It returns you to your normal sense of dislocation in your very own home. At a time when many lack access to health care and the right to be treated equally, this new product balances things out by helping the elite jet-setters feel a bit worse.
Wong Kit Yi is a participant in Art on the Grid, a citywide, open-air exhibition presented by Public Art Fund. Conceived in the spring of 2020, the exhibition features 50 artists’ reflections on the converging crises of the coronavirus pandemic and systemic racism in our country.