2021 ACTIVITIES

100 Centidays 一百刻

簡介:

「晝夜百刻」在旅館裡渡一晝夜,為一百刻。在此,百方過客駐足停留片刻,並轉身離開,前往各自的目的地。

三位畢業於香港浸會大學視覺藝術院的年輕藝術家——許芷瑋 Echo Hui,黃姬雪 Ice Wong,李穎儀 Wy Lee,有幸得到新藝潮博覽會邀請於酒店進行創作計劃。過程中,三位藝術家重新思考「酒店」作為空間的性質與可能性,嘗試以時間作為彼此的載體,並運用不同媒介呈現藝術家們對酒店空間的解讀。

許芷瑋以自製的「太空氣味」,一種陌生的氣味,談及生活中的距離與陌生感;黃姬雪透過沉浸式語音體驗遊走於酒店不同空間,思考酒店其旅泊的性質與「離開」的愁緒;以及李穎儀將酒店房間轉換成茶席體驗的場所,透過器物和茶作為媒介,希望觀眾在「當刻」自觀六感的細膩。

縱使眾人的目的地各有不同,既然縁聚於此,盼望大家能好好共渡「一百刻」的晝夜。

The Outer Void《外層虛空》

Rehearsal For Departure (To the day may inevitably come)

Tea Ceremony 茶席體驗

The Outer Void
《外層虛空》
Self-made scent of the outer space, ultrasound aroma diffuser, Video (no sound)
自製外太空氣味,超聲波擴香器,無聲錄像

The Outer Void continues my exploration of the diversity of ways we perceive the environment besides visual information. This work juxtaposes the process of breathing with the aroma in outer space to questions our understanding of perception.
Every day, we breathe in and out about 22,000 times. The air we inhale is the container and carrier for the smell. It contains information for us to understand our surroundings, such as memories, emotions, food, humidity and air quality, etc. The video captures the invisible energy generated in the process of breathing.
As long as there is air, one cannot stop smelling. What does outer space smell like? The space is not an absolute vacuum, there may be some smell molecules staying in the void. The smell of outer space remains a mystery to our sensory except for the astronauts. I create a scent imagining the scent of outer space by analysing the interviews from Astronauts who have been on a spacewalk and interviews from people trying to imagine this particular smell. This work diffused this particular scent that summons faraway outer space to the hotel room. The scent is diffused across three hotel rooms, associating with the top, middle and base notes of perfume. The emission of aroma synchronizes with the video that mimics the breathing pattern.
The Outer Void combines the mysterious smell of outer space with the cosy hotel bedroom to challenges our understanding of smell and the relationship between fragrance and site.

除了視覺信息之外,《外層虛空》探索我們感知環境的方式的多樣性。這份作品將呼吸的過程與外太空的香氣並置,以質疑我們對感知的理解。
我們每天呼吸大約 22,000 次。我們吸入的空氣是氣味的容器和載體。它包含讓我們了解周圍環境的信息,例如記憶、情緒、食物、濕度和空氣質量等。而作品中的錄像反映著呼吸過程中產生不可見的能量。
只要有空氣,我們就不能停止吸入氣味。外太空是什麼味道?外太空並不是絕對的真空,有一些氣味分子有機會停留在虛空中。除了太空人,答案對我們的感官來說仍然是個謎。我通過分析曾於外太空漫步的太空人的採訪和請人們的試圖想像這種特殊氣味,創造出一種想像外太空氣味的氣味。 《外層虛空》將這種特殊的氣味散發到酒店房間中。 香味瀰漫在酒店的三間客房中,與香水的前調、中調和基調呼應。 氣味散發的頻率與呼吸的錄像同步,這種氣味讓觀眾仿佛置於遙遠的外太空的空間。
《外層虛空》將外太空的神秘氣味與舒適的酒店臥室結合起來,挑戰我們對氣味的理解,以及氣味與空間之間的關係。

藝術家資料 Artist Info

許芷瑋 / 香港 / 1996年生於香港,現生活及工作於香港

許芷瑋擅於探索感官與感知的邊界,尤其對視覺及嗅覺最感興趣。許近期作品利用光學和幻象探討視覺的限制出發,並積極觀察氣味與人的關係。作品多在藝術與科學之間遊走,其形式多以光、化學品、影像、動態影像為主,觀者的感知及動態與作品裝置互相影響。許期望透過視覺主導的創作媒介去引視覺感官以外的討論,向我們所見的現實提出質疑。

許於2019年在香港浸會大學視覺藝術學院畢業。許的作品曾於多個國家的團體展覽展出,包括台灣國際錄像藝術展—ANIMA阿尼瑪(台北,2020 - 2021)、Siggraph Asia(南韓網上平台,2018)、IAM International Art Moves 2020(柏林,2020)、The Haunted(倫敦,2019)、Zone Out(南韓,2019)、出爐2019藝術畢業生聯展(香港大會堂,2019)、翻閱相像:攝影紙本藝術節2016(香港,2016)。

Hui Gi Wai Echo / Hong Kong / 1996 born in Hong Kong, now living and working in Hong Kong

HUI Gi Wai Echo excels at the exploration of boundaries of senses and perception, especially sight and smell. Her recent works depart from the investigation of the limitation of vision using optics and illusion, and actively observe the relation between the smell and the inter-personal relationship. Her works meandering between art and science, producing works mostly in forms of light, chemicals, images and moving images. The perception and dynamics of viewers and installation work are mutually influencing each other. As such, Hui triggers conversations beyond the sense of vision via the creative medium dominated by vision, challenging the seen reality.

Echo currently lives and works in Hong Kong. She has graduated with BA(Hons) in Visual Arts, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2019. Her works have been exhibited internationally in selected group exhibitions including Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition(Taipei, 2020 - 2021), Siggraph Asia 2020 (South Korea, 2020), IAM International Art Moves 2020 (Berlin, 2020), The Haunted (London, 2019), Zone Out (South Korea, 2019), Art Graduates Joint Exhibition 2019 (Hong Kong, 2019), and Photo Matters: Book and Print Festival 2016 (Hong Kong, 2016).

 

Rehearsal For Departure (To the day may inevitably come)《離開的演繹 (致那無可避免的一天)》
Immersive audio walk 沉浸式語音體驗
2021

“Rehearsal For Departure (To the day may inevitably come)” (2021) is a 30-minute long immersive audio walk relating to the concept of departure. It extends from “Wish we could meet again soon” (2021), an experiential audio-guided tour collecting and telling different stories relating to the theme of parting, which took place in The Murray Hotel the last spring. Hotel, a place that people are paying for short-term lodging. Also, it is a space where departures are happening every minute, every hour, every day. People come to hotels for different reasons, but undoubtedly, every one of them has a destination. Fundamentally, hotels turn to be a transition point for people heading towards where they have to go.

Participants will listen to a pre-recorded audio while following designated “travellers” to walk through the rooms and floors in the hotel. Participants, being viewers to go along with “travellers” and listen to their monologue, getting a sense of complex feelings about the theme of departure. Every one of us may get to cope with it in one day.

《離開的演繹 (致那無可避免的一天)》 是一段大約30分鐘的語音紀錄,以邊走邊聽的方式沉浸於關於離開的概念中。 這作品是延伸自體驗式語音導賞團《願待花開時,一起聽風(2021) 》,《願》 是於美利酒店以語音紀錄的方式收集和訴說城市中關於分離的故事。酒店, 本身就是一個有關暫居的地方。因此,離開就彷如這空間的主題, 每一天每小時每分鐘都在發生。每個人可以帶著千萬個理由來到這裡,但無可否認的是,每個人都會有自己即將前往的目的地。因此,酒店就像是一個過渡的地點,每個人都註定會離開。

參與者需一邊聆聽預先錄製的語音,一邊跟隨特定的 「過客」 行走於酒店內不同的房間和樓層。參與者,同時也是「過客」的旁觀者,透過他們的獨腳戲,體悟那有關離開但複雜且難以輕易述說的情緒。也許在不久的將來,某一天,我們也會有屬於自己的那段故事。

藝術家資料 Artist Info

Ice WONG Kei Suet (b.1995) lives and works in Hong Kong. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Visual Arts from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, in 2018. By examining her personal experience in time and space, she takes the interconnectedness of nature and man as her point of departure, working mainly towards installation, live art, video and drawing.

黃姬雪,生於香港,於2018年取得香港浸會大學視覺藝術文學士(榮譽)。作品多以裝置藝術、現場藝術、錄像及繪畫作媒介,透過自身對時間和空間的探索,探討自然與人類之間的互相聯繫。

Tea Ceremony 茶席體驗

藝術家資料 Artist Info:

李穎儀 (Wy Lee) ,2016年畢業於浸會大學視覺藝術院,並於同年初春與許俊傑(Ryan Hui)共同成立梨木製陶所,以陶瓷為媒介,創作實用器物。曾於香港文化博物館、不同的私人藝廊展出;現在為香港當代陶藝協會會員。

一直保持創作與教學,多次策劃展覽;同時也專注文化學習,如茶學、香道、太極等等。

Wy Lee, graduates from Academy of Visual Arts Hong Kong Baptist University in 2016 and formed a ceramics studio namely “TOKI NASHIKI” with Ryan Hui at the same year.
“TOKI NASHIKI” focus much of their effort in the creation and promotion of functional wares handcrafted in ceramics, based on a strong belief that the goodness in life can be appreciated through the making and usage of functional pottery. Since 2016, the duo has been actively teaching ceramics and holding exhibitions both locally and abroad.

In order to extend creative boundary, Wy focus on culture studies, for example tea ceremony, aroma doctrine, Tai chi etc.