冼紈「Wave II」Sin Yuen “Wave II”
A reviewer: The running water of this work makes me think of Chinese landscape painting, as the artist used a simple method to project the shadow of light and water on to the wall, I am very impressed. I think after seeing a lot of works (in Fotan Artists Open Studio), Sin Yuen’s work probably is the one that gives me fresh feeling, it is worth to pay a visit and take a picture.
A viewer: I think that “Rewriting History II”, which is a work discussing the issue of rape, showed a sense of repetition. Although normal people like us would think that (sexual assault) is a tiny issue, (for the victims) the issue will become bigger and bigger and the feeling would become worse and worse.On the other hand, (I) saw a person moving forward to escape, or escape towards certain directions, (snake-like hands) just like (black points) accumulating, and by combining those black points, together with the, (I) feel uncomfortable. Indeed that kind of dark black curtain seems like the unpleasant experience deep in my heart. I think that (paper) hands (in the work) are very small, thus the feeling is not so strong (to me). Personally, I think if the hands’ size could be varied, some bigger and some smaller, the effect would be more outstanding.
A reviewer: For this work (“Rewriting History II”), I think Phoebe has spent a lot of time in academic research. If it was not her presentation, it will be very difficult for us to notice the number of cases of sexual crime in Hong Kong. Besides, I think that, to certain extent, the work is too gorgeous and it weakens the impact. Nevertheless, I think it is a good work.
Phoebe’s response: I think the victims should not be stigmatized, and on the other hand, the society should use positive attitude to treat the perpetrator e.g. trying to understand why they are committing crimes and help them to rehabilitate. Thus, this work presents the victims and the perpetrators in a positive sense.
強姦是 Rape Is
A reviewer: I think those message (about what rape is) is not only focusing on the behavior of rape, but also focusing on our lives. For instance, when someone tells a sex related joke, at the beginning, I thought that I could accept it (as a joke), however, after certain period of time, I found that the joke is extremely hard to accept, and at this time, you will think that your thought is already raped by another person. Or sometimes you use a lot of time or energy to struggle in this society, you need to catch up with certain living standard, you will think that the society is raping you.
文晶瑩的「家宅平安」Phoebe Man ’s “Home Sweet Home”
A reviewer: The developer hegemony is a topic that has been discussed for 1 or 2 years. And how does this work express this topic? I have seen a traditional visual illusion (in the work), which is a grid by grid (formed by lines), and (at the intersection points) there is some points (illusion) in the middle, as to question if the T V commercials of real estate is fake or not. But, in fact, living is a very basic thing, why it seems that we must use a lot of money to turn it into a luxury thing? In this video, we could see the point.