「家」除了是一個物質空間， 更具備平靜心靈的作用， 是情感的依歸。本地藝術家梁志和就香港近月動盪環境之下提出詰問： 「當『家』變成『不家』， 當『不家』之境亦能為破碎的心靈提供護蔭， 將會怎樣？」由香港藝術發展局主辦、香港賽馬會慈善信託基金捐助的賽馬會藝壇新勢力， 於11 月20 日至12 月11 日舉辦多媒體展覽： 梁志和《家·不家》。
Instead of a mere physical shelter, dwelling at home infers peaceful and settled emotional conditions. Local artist Leung Chi Wo ignites rhetorical mediations on recent turbulence of Hong Kong: what if ‘home’ becomes ‘non-home’, and what if ‘non-home’ calms the shattering souls?” Presented by JOCKEY CLUB New Arts Power, Leung’s multimedia exhibition Home and Nonhome is held at Eaton HK from 20 November to 11 December 2020.
「家」的概念是梁志和一直以來所思考及創作的主題。他表示：「這次創作刻意選址在『不家』的場地 (酒店大堂及房間) 展出，正正為了審視『家』的非物質和不確定意義。」他的創作手法着重內省，在當代都市情景下，糅合對歷史探索和觀念上的探究，透過攝影、錄像、文字及裝置等媒介，思考觀念、感知與理解之間的不明關係。
The concept of “home” has always been a recurring subject of reflection and creation in Leung Chi Wo’s work. Leung says, “By deliberately misplacing ‘home’ in a ‘non-home’ setting, Home and Nonhome examines the immaterial and vacillating notion of ‘home’.” Leung’s reflective practice combines historical exploration with conceptual inquiry within a contemporary cityscape. Ranging from photography and video to text and installation, his multidisciplinary work is concerned with the undetermined relationship between conception, perception and understanding, especially in relation to site and history within cultural and political frameworks.
梁志和《家·不家》展覽共分兩部份， 分別設於Eaton HK 酒店大堂和兩間酒店房間。
Leung Chi Wo’s Home and Nonhome is a two-part project located at the hotel lobby and a pairs of hotel room in respectively.
Part 1 – In the hotel lobby of Eaton HK, Leung stages Monuments of Solitude II (2020), an old telephone booth that signifies a bygone way of communication between home and the sojourner. Decontextualized from its original function, the booth is equipped with a piece of petrified wood rather than a telephone, transforming it into a space of contemplation. This work was first shown at the Thailand Biennale Krabi (2018).
第二部份作品設於兩間酒店房內，分別對照着2007及2020年，兩個不同年代的香港人對「家」的不同看法。第一間房間內設有《開屋》(2007) 聲音裝置，播放着三十段有關「家」的獨白，每段聲音紀錄了居住於這城市內不同人士對「家」的集體或個人紀錄。另一房間所展出的一組「零碎」創作，靈感源自2020年梁志和與年青人對「家」及「未來」的討論。當中包括有錄像、舊物裝置作品 (遊戲卡、毛公仔及舊畫作)。
Part 2 – The exhibition continues in a pair of hotel rooms. Across these two installations, Leung offers a perspective across two generations from 2007 to the present and future through the evolving notion of ‘home.’The first hotel room features Leung’s project Open Home (2007), a sound-based installation with thirty recorded monologues by people talking about their homes. All recorded in Hong Kong, the work highlights both shared and collective stories experienced by the people in the city. The second hotel room presents ‘fragments’ created and inspired by the artist’s recent conversations with Hong Kong teenagers on their views of home and the future. The installation includes a video work and found objects such as vintage battle spirit cards, stuff toy and an old portrait.
梁志和於1991年於意大利攝影研究及檔案中心修讀攝影文化課程，並於 1997年獲香港中文大學藝術碩士學位；現為香港城市大學創意媒體學院副教授，亦是香港 Para Site藝術空間創辦成員。他透過攝影、文字、現成物、行為及裝置，融合歷史資料搜集及概念化的探究，引領大眾對記憶、權力體系和歷史矛盾產生懷疑，多年來以香港六七暴動為軸心，持續發掘當年發生的社會、文化和政治事件。此外，他經常從收保和拼合現成舊物、檔案資料和影像，將微不足道的日常事件與政治事件並列和照。
Leung Chi Wo studied culture of photography at Centro di Ricerca e Archiviazione della Fotografia in Italy in 1991 and obtained a Master of Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1997. Leung is currently Associate Professor at the School of Creative Media of the City University of Hong Kong. He is also the co founder of Para Site. By using photography, words, found objects, performance and installation, Leung combines historical data collection with conceptual inquiry that invites us to question memory, power system and history’s ambivalence. Focusing on the 1967 anti colonial riots in Hong Kong, Leung continues to investigate various social, cultural and political incidents that occurred in the year. By collecting and synthesizing old found objects, texts and images from archive, Leung juxtaposes everyday events against moments of political instability.
梁志和《家·不家》Leung Chi Wo Home and Nonhome
Date: 2020.11.20 – 12.11
*Venue: Eaton HK
Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Rd, Yau Ma Tei
*為配合政府最新防疫指引，梁志和《家・不家》展覽之參觀體驗於12月2日起取消。展覽將不會延期。In line with the government’s latest precautionary guidelines, all bookings of the visual arts programme Leung Chi Wo Home and Nonhome Part 2 originally held from 2 to 11 December 2020 will be cancelled. No postponement will be further arranged.
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