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惡搞攻略:藝術創作就是玩樂平台

讓作品為自己說話 – 冼紈、文晶瑩裝置作品展

冼紈和文晶瑩將於「伙炭開放工作室2012」舉辦期間在她們的工作室舉行「讓作品為自己說話」展覽,屆時她們將會展出共四件新作品。雖然四件展品都走不同的路線,卻不約而同地包含了惡搞元素,把藝術創作化成玩樂平台,大玩虛幻與真實、時事與潮流。以下將為大家帶來四件作品的惡搞攻略,只要你明白了、知道了,你便能加入這個無邊無盡的玩樂平台,創你所思、作你所想。

惡搞玫略(一):引流入室,真假難分。

我們總是希望在人類的石屎建築中加入大自然的元素如空中花園、頂樓菜田,但是看過冼紈的作品「Wave II」,你會覺得這些都過時了!冼紈將為她的工作室打造一條微型「河流」,真、假水波以及光、影交替使「河流」疑幻似真。古有云:「黃河之水天上流」,現實有「冼紈之河流入室」。她一反傳統地以四大塊亞加力膠作紙,勾畫出一條條波浪紋,並結合水和光與影,形成一條疑幻似真的微型河流。

惡搞玫略(二):廁所大翻新,立體變平面。

冼紈為了把另一種視覺感受帶給大家,不惜惡搞自己工作室的廁所,把它轉化成為夜光廁所。喜歡研究「線條」的冼紈把工作室廁所的「線條」尋找、勾畫,再以獨特的夜光物料呈現出來,營造出負片的感覺,為光與暗帶來全新的演繹,製作她的新作「Corner II」。

惡搞玫略(三):新聞圖片大變身。

文晶瑩把新聞圖片中的加害人變成單色剪影剪紙,不斷重複成環狀,象徵不息的循環。有研究指出干犯性罪行是一種心癮,有加害人覺得不值得為幾秒鐘的
興奮而犯法,破壞自己的前途。

一般防止性侵犯案件的宣傳,常針對受害人,叫她們不要啞忍,好像事件發生全是她們的責任。今次文晶瑩的剪紙裝置支持加害人更新,也希望受害人復元,兩者兼重。同時將增加更多觀眾參與的元素,重做 Suzanne Lacy 「Rape Is」作品,讓大家發表對「強姦是」甚麼的意見,深入討論議題。

惡搞玫略(四):戳破樓盤廣告幻象。

你是否在為「上車」而煩惱?香港人都知道香港地小人多、寸金尺土,加上近年樓價有升無跌,置業好不容易。可是買貴樓、住豪宅代表好生活其實也不過是幻象,正所謂「龍床不如狗竇」,只要一家人能相親相愛,住在一起,不就是最好的安樂窩嗎?為了探討香港住屋問題,文晶瑩創作的錄像裝置「家宅平安」,透過把香港多個樓盤廣告、反映低下階層居住環境的照片與閃爍方格幻覺穿插在一起,顯示香港人對居住的慾望,製造多重幻象,象徵一個明知是錯覺仍營營役役追求虛幻蝸居的心態,並透過「家宅平安」去問生活目的,除了供樓是否還有其他選擇?

冼紈和文晶瑩同是活躍藝術家,畢業於香港中文大學藝術糸,冼紈現在是畫室負責人,文晶瑩是香港城市大學助理教授,她們本年度於「讓作品為自己說話」展出的新作,既有惡搞好玩元素之餘,又有深層次的議題探討,知性和娛樂並重。

展覽是屬於伙炭工作室開放計劃2012的一部分,由香港藝術發展局資助;歡迎傳媒預約安排採訪!

作品相關圖片下載位置:展覽網址內作品簡介一欄https://artworkspeak.wordpress.com/

Press Release

Kuso Guide: Art is a Platform to play

Let the Works Speak For Themselves: Installations by Sin Yuen and Phoebe Man

“Let the Works Speak For Themselves,” is an exhibition made by Sin Yuen and Phoebe Man, as part of the Fotanian Open Studio 2012. Their four new art works are differently in style but all of them consist of Kuso elements. They turn their works into a platform of playing, between actual and virtual; affairs and trends. Once you know it or understand it, you could come and join this immense platform, to create what you could think of.

Kuso Guide I: Bring a river into your house, is it real or not?

People always hope to bring natural elements, like Sky Garden or Rooftop vegetable field into our concrete construction; however, after seeing Sin Yuen’s work “Wave II”, you will think all these things are outdated! Sin Yuen will create a mini river in her studio, using the exchange of real and fake water as well as the interchange of light and shadow, making the mini river real. As we have an old Chinese idiom, “water of Huanghe River flow in the sky”, now we have “water of Sin Yuen River flow in her studio”, She uses four big acrylics as canvas, and to draw wave on it, leading to a combination of water, light and shadow. This is her version of a mini-river.

Kuso Guide II: Renovation of washroom, 3D becomes 2D.

In order to create a new visual feeling, Sin Yuen makes her washroom into a luminous one. Sin Yuen likes to explore different possibilities of “lines”. She identifies all the lines in her washroom and uses the luminous material to mark the outline, presenting a feel of negative and an interpretation of light and darkness. This is her new work, “Corner II”.

Kuso III: Transfiguration of News Photos.

Phoebe Man has transformed photos of sex offenders in the newspapers into silhouettes, turned them into paper cutouts. A number of these paper cutouts are stuck together to form a circle. Part of the work “Rewriting History 2” is a symbol of endless cycle. A research shows that sexual assault could be a form of sex addiction. A perpetrator reflected that it was not wise to have a few seconds excitement to assault others and ruin one’s future. Normally, offenders will be accepted by the society if they can stop committing crimes.

“Rewriting History 2” supports victims to recover and the wrongdoers’ rehabilitation. She added audience participation elements to the work, remake Suzanne Lacy’s work “Rape Is” and asked audience to write their comment. Wish there will be more discussion of this topic.  

Kuso IV: Burst the illusion of Real Estate Ads.
Is the question of owning or not owning a flat in Hong Kong bothers you? You are not alone. Densely populated, properties in Hong Kong are valuable and the cost of owning a home keeps going up recently, making it difficult, if not impossible, for people to become home owners. To own a luxury apartment representing a good life is only an illusion. As long as a family can love each other and stay together, there is no place like home, regardless of its market price.

To study the housing problem of Hong Kong, Phoebe Man’s video installation “Home Sweet Home” mixed some real estate promotional videos and documentary photos about lower class living environment, as well as scintillating grid illusion together. The artist wants to show people’s desire of owning a living space. The work has created a multi-dimensional illusion, which symbolizes people’s state of mind, a mind of people chasing their far-reaching reality. Through ‘Home Sweet Home’, the artist questioned the purpose of living. Is it meaningful to spend all our time to work and pay for the mortgage? Do we still have any other choices?

Sin Yuen and Phoebe Man are active artists, both graduated from Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Sin Yuen is the Director of an art studio. Phoebe Man is the Assistant Professor of City University of Hong Kong. Their new exhibition ‘‘Let the Works Speak For Themselves” is playful and serious. It includes Kuso elements and intellectual discussions.

This exhibition is part of Fotanian Open Studio 2012 and funded by Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Media tours by appointment are welcome!

Art Works related photo could be found in the following website under Work Description.

https://artworkspeak.wordpress.com/

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