In the digital age, data has become the carrier of memory which also serves to inject new vigour into artistic creation. But will human memory fall into extinction due to interventions in
關於穿越《未境》，可以從老莊之說去了解宇宙的運行之道。「宇」是個空間概念，包含各個方向，如東南西北的各個地方；「宙」則指一切的具體時間，包括過去、現在和未來。「宇宙」就是時間和空間的統一，亦即時空；時空以多層複合的矩陣組成，而事件則以多向變量發生，時間的三態都具有共時性。在《墨潮》系列的作品中，突破傳統長卷山水畫畫對時空的廷伸和想像，體現禪宗「不即不離」的狀態，也是一種「了無」的頓悟：《墨潮 – 易象》以易學象數機率論和康威生命遊戲的規則，連繫高我湧現的水墨裝置，跟古代扶乩問事的機制類同 ；《墨潮－白駒》則表現二元概念、黑白明暗、生死迴轉的一齣人生影畫。
The journey through Futurescape can be understood from Laozi and Zhuangzi’s conception of the universe. The Chinese term for the universe, “yuzhou”, encompasses both space (which includes all directions and all places in the north, south, east and west) and time (comprising past, present and future). Therefore, the Chinese concept of universe is the unity of time and space, or space-time, which is composed of a multi-layer composite matrix where events occur in multi-directional variables and the three states of time are synchronic. The InkFlux series transcends the traditional concepts of time and space in long-scroll landscape paintings, reflecting the Zen Buddhist state of “neither arriving nor departing”. It also offers an insight about “nothingness”: InkFlux – ISUAL is based on The Book of Changes I-Ching fortune telling and the rules of Conway’s Game of Life, connecting higherself-actualizing ink painting installation with the ancient art of divination, while InkFlux Crack of Time expresses the idea of duality: black and white, light and dark, life and death, forming an ever-recurring moving picture of life.
The relationship between human civilisation and stones has always been inseparable. Archaeologists had discovered Sumerian stone slabs as well as the remains of ancient civilisations such as the pyramids of Egypt and Maya, the Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, giant stone statues on Easter Island. More recently, the Genesis Rock samples brought back from the moon further testify to this relationship. The link between the archaeology of stones and the exploration of human origins has been long standing. Secrets buried in rocks that have remained hidden for hundreds of millions of years, together with the Chinese myth of the god mother Nüwa using colourful stones to mend the sky are some of the myths that have been passed down to us through the generations. This lively and classical appreciation of stone is embodied by the aesthetical concept of unity between people and nature as espoused by literati.
A Chronicle of Stones is a tale of the lonely journey of a stone on this Earth, leading to therealisation that perhaps one should “get rid of attachments” and “forget the self” before
one can attain enlightenment.
MEDIA ARTS EXHIBITION NU H0NH1M(CHRIS CHEUNG) –
THE EPOCH OF FUTURESCAPE
2021.2.25 – 2021.3.20
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
Goethe-Gallery & Black Box Studio, Goethe Institut Hong Kong
14/F, HK Arts Centre, 2, Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Courtesy of the artist