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Enoch Cheng

residency in WING 25 January to 25 March 2017

鄭得恩   

永天台藝術駐留 2017年1月25日至3月25日

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The Loss of a Yellow Striped Shirt

那黃色間條襯衣


25 March 2017, 1-9 PM @ WING

03月25日 下午1至9時 永天台

Performative installation: Free entrance / RSVP Required

場域展演 免費入場,敬請預約

ENG

 

 

The Loss of a Yellow Striped Shirt 

On 25 March WING invites artist Enoch Cheng to share with visitors his performative installation The Loss of a Yellow Striped Shirt that he has been working on in the space over the last two months, in collaboration with local and overseas artists.
 
The Loss of a Yellow Striped Shirt is an encounter on a single day, inviting the audience to become lost in an experience evoked by films, installation, music, performance, dance and fashion. The works featured in the show include music inspired by Cantonese opera on the subject of myths and exile, or films about lost items, ancient animals and plants. Other works take the form of newly made and found objects choreographed to dance with the wind or the beholder’s presence, as well as performances which contour the shape of absence. 

Through an eight-hour durational event Enoch Cheng invites the visitor to experience different processes that are related to the moments of loss. According to the artist, "To lose something is an unconscious act – it is almost impossible for anyone to control how things become lost. We are aware of the fact that we cannot hold on to something forever, yet we are reluctant to let things go." Enoch associates the rupture caused by the unexpected disappearance to a musical score that is yet to find its cadence, or a film without its final scene. He suggests how this incompleteness can haunt our memory and make us realise that what has been lost is more than a single thing that has vanished without warning; it is the infinite value attached to that likely irretrievable thing. "Sometimes when what was lost is found again, its original shape no longer appeals to us as it once did. Its essence has changed. Or, we have changed, through this experience of loss".
 
Destined to fail to fully present a true account of loss, the artist wishes to create a space where we can at least slow down the experience of losing – the moments when things release themselves from their temporary custodians. In doing so, perhaps we can observe this daily ritual of unconsciously leaving things behind and revisit the contemporary condition where things constantly slip away from us. That wallet, that key, that zebra, that mobile phone, that bookmarked link online, that shirt, that face, that touch, that sound…

Biography
 
Enoch Cheng is an artist, director, performer, writer, independent curator, and founder of art collective Interlocutor.  His practice involves the moving image, installation, curating, dance, events, theatre and performance. Concerned with the everyday subtleties in contemporary urban lives, his works explore recurrent themes of place, travel, fiction, memory, time and destination. He received his MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, London and BA in English Literature and Art History at the University of Hong Kong. His most recent shows in Hong Kong include You Are Not Alone at Oi! Oil Street Art Space and The Memory of Proximity at Hong Kong Museum of Art. 

In collaboration with artists and performers including:
Jaime Chong
Frederik Folkestad
Hofi Man
Byron Peters
Wayson Poon
Tsang Wing Fai
Kong Tak Ling + To Kwan + Ho Siu Chuen + Lam Hiu Yan

CHI

在3月25日,永天台邀請藝術家鄭得恩向觀眾展現他駐場兩個月的場域裝置表演,他將與本地及海外藝術家合作策劃名為《那黃色間條襯衣》的項目。
《那黃色間條襯衣》是一個為期一天的相遇,一場由電影、雕塑裝置、音樂、表演、舞蹈及服裝結合的體驗。當中部份作品包括:由神話及流散的粵劇曲目所啟發的音樂;有關失物、遠古動物和植物的短片;與風或觀者相互誘動的裝置、以及鈎畫缺席的輪廓之表演等等。

在這為期8小時的跨時活動中,藝術家鄭得恩希望參與者可以體驗「失去」的痕跡。藝術家認為:「我們都不為意地遺失東西,無人可以控制東西如何被遺失。無法永遠擁有,我們被迫學會放手。然而,毫無先兆的消聲匿跡,就像一首沒有圓滿的樂章、一齣沒有結局的電影,在記憶留痕,有時來個突襲,讓我們發現那散失了的並不只是一物,而是我們無力去贖回那『物』所托附的無限價值。有時,即使失物獲尋,其樣子也非昔日原貌,本質也改變了。又或者,在經歷失去的過程中,是我們改變了。」

要把失去的具體相貌完整地呈現是不可能的任務,但藝術家希望製造一個空間,至少把時間拖慢,觀照那些日常慣例、當代境況:那些事物從它的暫托人手中流走的片刻。那錢包、那鎖匙、那手提電話、 那斑馬、那儲存的網站連結、 那襯衣 、那面孔、那觸感、那聲音…


簡歷
鄭得恩是藝術家、導演、表演者、作者、獨立策展人及藝術組合Interlocutor 的發起人。他的創作媒介包括流動影像、裝置、策展、劇場及表演,其作品關注城市生活的日常細節,探討命題包括地方、流散遊走、虛構、記憶、時間及目的地。他於倫敦大學金匠學院獲頒創意書寫碩士,又在香港大學獲頒英國文學和藝術史學士。最近在香港的展覽及表演包括:《我與你同在》(油街實現)及《往迴之旅》(香港藝術館)。
 
合作藝術家及表演者包括:
莊庭匡
Fredrik Folkestad
文浩賢
Byron Peters
盤彥燊 
曾詠暉
江德玲+ 陶筠+ 何兆川+ 藍曉恩

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