2022.02.11-27 NOTHING HAS HAPPENED 《什麼都沒有發生》

**POSTPONED TO 2-14 APRIL 2022 due to COVID-19**

Curated by Emilie S.Y. Choi 蔡倩怡策劃

Artists:

CHAN Tsz-woon 陳梓桓, Florence Lam

 

《什麼都沒有發生》是陳冠中的同名小說,以一位在台北瀕死的人物回首1984年至1998年的香港,社會變化跌宕與個人的記憶交織糾纏。在宏大的論述以外,我們能如何言說歷史脈絡於個體身上所刻劃的痕跡?這次展覽以陳梓桓的影像作品與Florence Lam的行為藝術展演作連結,呈現一座記憶的迷宮,以影像與身體兩種不同的媒介回應無法言說的社會情狀,在顯影與隱藏之間,歷史如同「什麼都沒有發生」。(策展人蔡倩怡)

The event’s title Nothing has Happened is also that of a novel by CHAN Koon-chung (John Chan), which is a person’s retrospection of Hong Kong in 1884-1998 upon his near death. The novel’s articulation of memory as a castle-labyrinth translate into this art event — Florence Lam’s happening and Chan Tsz-woon’s moving image connect to speak the unspeakable, showing as much as hiding, somewhat like history like nothing has happened. (FP Editor)

 

陳梓桓,香港電影導演。他的首部長片作品《亂世備忘》(2016),有關2014年的佔領運動,獲得日本山形國際紀錄片影展的「小川紳介賞」、入圍台北金馬獎最佳紀錄片以及參與多個國際影展,如鹿特丹國際影展。
他的兩部短片作品《香港人不知道的》(2013)及《作為雨水》(2014),以陰謀論與虛構紀錄片的模式描繪香港的政治氣氛,作品曾於香港IFVA及柏林Gropius Bau展出。
陳梓桓亦是香港藝術發展局,藝術發展新秀獎(電影藝術)得主。他的第二部長片作品《憂鬱之島》將於2022年首映。

 

Chan Tze Woon is a Hong Kong film director. His debut feature-length documentary Yellowing (2016) examines the civil occupation in 2014. it won the Shinsuke Ogawa Award at Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Documentary at Taipei Golden Horse Film Awards. It was screened in various film festivals Including International Film Festival Rotterdam.
His first two short films, The Aqueous Truth (2013) and Being Rain: Representation and Will (2014), both broached the subject of Hong Kong’s political conditions with conspiring plots and mockumentary form, were showed in IFVA festival and Gropius Bau, Berlin.
Chan was a HKADC Arts Development Young Artist (film category) Awardee. His second Feature “Blue Island” will premiere in 2022.

Florence Lam 於1992年出生於加拿大溫哥華,目前於香港生活與工作。她以wonder和心理學上的魔法思考作為靈感,透過行為藝術,文字,影像和聲音,將當代倫理問題與孩童般的世界觀結合。目的是探索通過物理身體和言語的特性所成就出來思想的孕育性和不育性,作為人類價值觀和精神理解演化的暗示。她於2014年在英國倫敦中央聖馬丁學院獲得學士學位,2017年在冰島藝術學院取得碩士學位。她曾於亞洲和歐洲等地展覽,包括香港Para Site(2021),香港牛棚藝術村(2021),香港Hidden Space(2020),台北南海藝廊(2019), 羅馬當代藝術博物館(2018),冰島Kling & Bang畫廊(2018), 蘇黎世歐洲宣言展(2016)等。藝術節包括冰島A!行為藝術節(2019),德國奧斯納布魯克YUP行為藝術節(2019),烏克蘭利沃夫ZABIH行為藝術節(2019),冰島雷克雅維克藝術節(2018),波蘭盧布林行為藝術平台(2017),冰島時序藝術節(2017),挪威卑爾根開放行為藝術節(2017)等。她曾在德國波恩Bundeskunsthalle為Marina Abramović 的「The Cleaner」回顧展(2018)擔任re-performer,並在法蘭克福舊歌劇院「A Different Way of Hearing – The Abramović Method for Music」擔任facilitator(2019)。她是「Per.Platform」(成立於2021年的香港現場藝術平台)的聯合創辦人和聯合策展人。

 

Florence Lam (b.1992 Vancouver, Canada) is currently based in Hong Kong. Lam works with wonder and magical thinking to fuse together current moral issues with child-like world views through performance art, poetry, video and sound. The aim is to explore the fertility and sterility of the mind manifested through the properties of the biological body and language as a hint to the evolution of human values and spiritual understanding. She obtained her MA Fine Art from Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2017 and her BA Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in 2014.

Lam has performed around Asia and Europe, including Para Site (Hong Kong, 2021), Cattle Depot Artist Village (Hong Kong, 2021), Hidden Space (Hong Kong, 2020), Nanhai Gallery (Taipei, Taiwan 2019), MACRO Testattio Mattatoio Art Museum (Rome, Italy 2018), Kling & Bang (Reykjavík, Iceland 2018), Manifesta 11 (Zürich, Switzerland 2016) etc. Art festivals include A! Performance Festival (Akureyri, Iceland 2019), YÜP Festival (Osnabrück, Germany 2019), ZABIH Performance Festival (Lviv, Ukraine 2019), Reykjavík Arts Festival (Reykjavík, Iceland 2019), Performance Platform Lublin (Lublin, Poland 2017), Sequences Art Festival (Reykjavík, Iceland 2017), Performance Art Bergen Open (Bergen, Norway, 2017) etc. She worked as a re-performer for “The Cleaner” Retrospective of Marina Abramović at Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany (2018) and a workshop facilitator for “A Different Way of Hearing – The Abramović Method for Music” at Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany (2019). She is the co-founder and co-curator of Per.Platform, Hong Kong-based live art platform founded in 2021.