《日常飲像影食 – 盤旋在燈泡上的色階》放映會 “Having a Balanced Diet” 2: up and down the color scale over a light bulb
《日常飲像影食 – 盤旋在燈泡上的色階》放映會 | 丁卓藍策劃
“Having a Balanced Diet” 2: up and down the color scale over a light bulb | Curated by Ding Cheuk Laam
2018.5.20 | 7:00pm | Floating Projects 據點。句點
Unit 8D, Kwai Bo Industrial Building, No.40 Wong Chuk Hang Road
入場費： 自由捐獻 (建議 $60)
Entry Fee： Free donation (Suggested Price $60)
(Please scroll down for English)
說到這次的《日常飲像影食 — 盤旋在燈泡上的色階》, “色階”可作多重理解。可以是顏色可以是世界。我們邀請
勞麗麗 《飛天潛水艇》 / 鄧樂滔 《lam Lam Larm》(音樂 calmwhiner and Folmer Sthurmovik) / 忻慧妍 《紫藍色車卡》 / 曾慶宏 《遇僧記》、 《下雨天》
特別鳴謝：句點藝術群體 ｜ 鮮浪潮電影節有限公司
資訊重溫 : goo.gl/jFCCVA
《飛天潛水艇》 / 勞麗麗 / 2017 / 9’40” / 4:3 / color / sound
《lam Lam Larm》音樂錄像 / 2018 / 13’15’/ 4：3 / B＆W / sound
錄像：鄧樂滔/音樂：calmwhiner and Folmer Sthurmovik
《紫藍色車卡》 / 忻慧妍 / 2018 / 9’25” / 4:3 / color / sound
《遇僧記》 / 曾慶宏 / 2018 / 6’46” / 1:1 / color / sound
《下雨天》 / 曾慶宏 / 2018/ 22’ / 16:9 / color / sound
2014 年10 月的一個夜晚，雨下個不停。大學宿舍內，雨聲讀書聲討論
勞麗麗 LO Lai Lai
鄧樂滔 TANG Lok To
素食合作社廚師 vs 錄像創作者 vs 平面設計師
忻慧妍 YAN Wai Yin
曾慶宏 Eric TSANG
Second year in a row, FPC videographer Ding Cheuk-laam returns with five recent works by four artist friends in “Having a Balanced Diet” #2 (2018). She remains committed to her platform:
*Do not allow uniform standards to delimit our imagination;
*Step up from our mindless surrender to the hearsay that “experimental = fussy & incomprehensible”
*Ignite our curiosity for what is outside your comfort zone: stretch our taste, multiple the colors of our thoughts, be persistent with the unlimited ways images “speak,” “sing,” “think” and…
Ding extends the problem of habitual diet and asks:
*Is “quick comprehension” the only way to eat and digest (moving images)?
*Has our ease with Cantopop turned all electronic sounds into sound pollution?
*Have we got so stuck with the standard of having a stable full-time job that we have turned a blind eye to other modes of work?
*With the great variety of painting styles and methods, why must we set figurative realism to be the default?
Perhaps we may start coming up with a new list of “action verbs” to go with looking at videos. Lo Lai-lai’s poetic confessions on nature-human conflicts suggest the action “deep gliding.” Winnie Yan’s thick sight-and-sound descriptions suggest images are for themselves, for what words fail to carry: feel, guess, persist in the here and now, emerge, be transported… Eric Tsang takes a piece of writing on painting and turns it into a ritualistic body ceremony: welcome to take his work through the grammar of yet another medium for the next possible transmedia iteration. In another work, Tsang holds dense emotions for the Umbrella Movement for a 20-minute long take. Tang has no intention to tell you any message, but to glide through music with new images, and to reorder images to give you a touch of his experience: taste, swallow…
(**adapted into English by Linda C.H. Lai from the programmer’s original concept statement in Chinese)
Works in the event :
LO Lai-lai 《Deep Flight Single Channel》/ TANG Lok-to 《lam Lam Larm》Video：Tang Lok To , Music：calmwhiner and Folmer Sthurmovik / Winnie Yan 《Hyacinthine Scar》 / Eric Tsang 《Meeting with Monk》/ Eric Tsang 《The Umbrella》
Special thanks: Floating Projects Collective | Fresh Wave Film Festival Limited
Deep Flight / LO Lai-lai / 2017 / 9’20” / 4:3 / Colour / Chinese & English Subtitles
She became a deep flight in the natural environment, never saying no, delivering diverse kinds of matter and happening, including desires.
lam Lam Larm / TANG Lok To / 2018 / 13’15’ / 4:3 / B&W / sound
The musician composes, using recordings of the SAR Chief’s inauguration ceremony, to articulate his impressions and feelings for the five years he has lived in Hong Kong. The videographer responds to the musician with images he has harvested from his daily life, which he also composes, and returns with a transformative visual experience
Video：Tang Lok To / Music：calmwhiner and Folmer Sthurmovik
Hyacinthine Scar / YAN Wai Yin, Winnie / 2018 / 9’25” / 4:3 / color / sound
Hyacinthine Scar condenses the undigested emotions in me while traveling from Hong Kong to my brother’s wedding in Guam. Presences and gazes of all sorts, to look and to be looked at, repetitive camera work of the hired videographers, the vow that is rehearsed over and over again by the priest, all the uncontrollable clickings of the shutter from all the us (including myself), and the endless sightings of different sides of the fragmented Western Pacific… Guam is a 220 sqm island that belongs to the United States, about 2% of the size of Hong Kong, and with nearly 40 beaches. The several mornings I was there, I sat through my breakfast buffet watching people of different ethnicities pulling their suitcases in and out of the hotel, each speaking their own dialect. The many spots I visited appear as though they belong to the passersby. They are as real as they are dreamy.
Meeting with Monk / Eric TSANG / 2018 / 6’46” / 1:1 / color / sound
The video Meeting with Monk is based on a piece with the same title written by the artist himself, collected in the book “Manuscripts of Lui Shou-kwan”. It tells the dream of a painter who wishes to take up the tonsure in order to paint wholeheartedly but is rebuffed by a monk. Set in a pier, which is a reference to Lui’s stint at a ferry company, the video emblematizes Lui’s rite of passage.
The video is directed by a local young director Eric Tsang, with sound design and music by Wong Hin-yan. The monk featured is Dr. Kan Tai-keung, a renowned designer who studied under Lui whereas Wilfred Wong participated as the dancer and the co-choreographer of Blue Ka Wing. The video is thus a product of creativity by Hong Kong artists of different generations and different fields.
The video was shown in the exhibition “In search of Zen: The Art of Lui Shou-Kwan” in the National Art Museum of China in 2018.
The Umbrella / Eric TSANG / 2018 / 22’ / 16:9 / color / sound
It rained non-stop when Hong Kong was rocked by the tumultuous events in October 2014. At the university hostel, young souls are assigned to different rooms amid the sounds of rain, studies and heavy discussions. These strangers come from a variety of backgrounds but are united by their passion towards society. They may have dissenting opinions, but will learn to accept and be sympathetic with each other. The rainy night feels especially ominous when the students ponder at the events in Mong Kok.
About the artists…
LO Lai-lai, Natalie
Lo Lai-lai Natalie is a former travel journalist. She is interested in the development of tourism and the construction of nature. She is a learner at the collective organic farm Sangwoodgoon (Hong Kong) where she also explores the lifestyle of ‘Half-Farming, Half-X’ – a practice that seeks alternatives and autonomy as an artist and Hong-Konger. Lai Lai founded the Slow-so TV channel, which highlights food, farming, fermentation, slow-driving, surveillance and meditation.
Recently, Lai Lai is especially interested in the mutual control and dependence between humans and nature, and the complex emotions and desires involved. To her, nature and humanity are inextricably bound up in conflict and power struggle, an insight profound like an an unfathomable pool. Lai Lai’s recent projects include “The Fish Pond Sustainable Art Festival” (2018), “Talkover/Handover 2.0” (2017), “Oi! : Interlocutor︱You Are Not Alone” (2017) and “HK FARMers’ Almanac” (2015).
TANG Lok To
Chef of a vegetarian cooperative vs Videographer vs Graphic designer
YAN Wai Yin, Winnie
Yan Wai Yin (b.1994,Hong Kong), graduated from the School of Creative Media in 2016, is a cellist working primarily with animation and moving images. Yan is currently a research associate at the School of Creative Media, the City University of Hong Kong.
Eric Tsang is an independent director and writer. He is co-founder of Human Images and youth board member of Renaissance Foundation. Graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong as a journalism major, he was a once visiting lecturer at the University of Hong Kong. Eric was a columnist of Ming Pao Sunday and Milk Magazine. Authored books include Born at Hai (2009) and Tales of Honey (2015). His films have earned several awards, including the Fresh Wave Award in Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival in 2018. His TV documentaries were made for National Geographic Channel, Viu.tv and RTHK.