Artist Sharing was a series of discussions held during I Think It Rains, the exhibition by the Burger Collection and 1a space. Artists and cultural producers involved in the exhibition were invited to discuss their practice, their artistic methodologies and their intentions. Participants and artists included Kingsley Ng , Enoch Cheung, Yiufai Chow, Choi Yan-chi, Lau Ching Ping, Ng Kachun, Reds Cheung, Annie Wan, Lam Tung Pang, Cally Yu, Lai Tszyuen and Evelyn Char. The discussions, in Cantonese, were held on June 20, June 27 and July 5, 2013, at 1a space at the Cattle Depot Artist Village, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong.
Photos by Anki Lau and Joyce Wong.
Artist Wong Wai Yim invited fellow friends, strangers and acquaintances to converse with her about the stimulating topics of lust, desire, and sexuality. Seated face-to-face with the artist in a tent the participants bravely divulged their various sexual tendencies and experiences, or their lack of experience!
This real-time activity was a continuation of her Story for a Story (2012) work which was held at Occupy Central. It’s part of an ongoing project the artist has on the exchange of stories. In March 2013 the artist hosted a sex toy workshop at 1a space, after discovering that friends in Hong Kong never had been to a sex shop. The artist states: “Some of them don’t have the idea to buy, or don’t know where to buy, or never have masturbated!” Wai Yim has sought to get people to re-acknowledge erotica and the body’s sensuality.
The project welcomes people from different backgrounds, from different cultures, and different sexual orientations to exchange their sex stories in Hong Kong! Domes- tic helpers? Pakistani workers? Foreign exchange-students? Native Hong Kongers? Do you like to exchange your sex experience? They are invited to participate and bring one true sex experience, to exchange with another participant. We will exchange ours, which is of the same nature as yours, with you. What stories to bring? Your most _________ sex experience in Hong Kong.
Producer: Ariom Leung.
Assistant: Kenny To.
Cameraman: Ariom Leung, Donald Kwok, Fish Lee.
Photographer: Alan Yau.
Translator: Florence Ng, Philippe Charmes, Miu miu, etc.
Receptionist: Timothy Kwok, Philippe Charmes.
Wong Wai Yim lives and works in Hong Kong and Paris. Wai Yim works with many different media including video, performance, glass and photography. She has exhibited extensively in Hong Kong, China, Europe, and South Korea.
This real-time activity was part of From Dusk Till Dawn, which took place on May 24, 2013, at Cattle Depot Artist Village, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong.
On the occasion of From Dusk Till Dawn, a full day of real-time activities held on May 24, 2013, Ng Ka Chun partnered up with local organic chef Sunny Chan to serve visiting guests a wholesome bite. Six mobile stalls or ‘tofu trucks’ were set up, each stall serving a dish that contains tofu or a bean constituent. Their mission: to promote healthy eating and to support local organic produce. Sunny Chan makes his dishes out of tofu made from locally grown organic soy beans and brine, from the Mapopo Community Farm located in the New Territories, Hong Kong.
The menu consisted of:
1. Deep fried tofu veggies balls with local soy sauce
2. Focaccia wit rooftop‐grown rosemary
3. Tofu and nori sandwiches with homemade teriyaki sauce
4. Naan with homemade tomato sauce
5. Buckwheat vegetables crepe with fermented bean curd sauce
6. Tofu pancake with sweet red bean paste
Ng Ka Chun (b. 1985 Hong Kong) graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2008. After graduating Ng built up his studio in Fo Tan. Chun is a core member of the community art space Woofer Ten in Hong Kong. Recent exhibitions include, amongst others: Fresh Vision, art@government Building, Sha Tin, Hong Kong (2012), Philosopher’s (knock-off) Stone: Turning Gold Into Plastic, Osage, Hong Kong (2012) and Exhibition under a breeze, Goethe-Institut, Art Centre Hong Kong (2012). His work has been exhibited in Australia, Shenzhen and galleries in Hong Kong.
Photos by Kobe Ho.
Sketch by Ng Ka Chun.
Sunny Chan (left) and Ng Ka Chun (right).
The ‘tofu trucks’ created in Ng Ka Chun’s studio in Fo Tan.
Above: Germann in action at the old Aviation ground in Kowloon. Photographs by Alain Kantarjian, 2013. © Alain Kantarjian
Florian Germann is a Swiss artist who explores the art of interpretation, drawing inspiration across the board from contemporary myths to age-old chimera mixing fictitious scenarios in process-oriented sculptural settings by transmuting materials from one form to another. In the performative work Wendigo River / The Crystal Source / Kowloon, Germann worked throughout the night with his sonic sensitive digging tools, off at the old Aviation ground in Kowloon. The reverberating noises echoed against the sound of night birds and crickets. Germann’s labour intensive night performance was an experimental steer in the direction of his ambitious Wendigo River National Park project, linking his global project with the city of Hong Kong through an underground tunnel. The recorded sounds were later installed on the grounds of the Cattle Depot Artist Village.
The Wendigo National Park River Project is Germann’s fictive scheme revolving around a national park, having carried out research on geological phenomena (e.g. recreating scenarios where one can experience the pyroelectric ability of the mineral Tourmaline or a machine that creates stalagmite-like forms in wax) and forest ranger iconography. A talented alchemist, Germann subverts the norm, tweaking our imagination to believe otherwise. A portion of the title, “Wendigo River” hints at a river named after a mythical creature. Reminiscent of Bigfoot, (other believe it to resemble a werewolf), the Wendigo is said to live in certain areas of Canada and in the northern states of the US. Local legend has it that the creature lives alone in the forest and eats humans. Will the Wendigo traverse his underground tunnel to Hong Kong? What geological phenomena would he come to discover at the former aviation site?
This real-time activitiy was part of From Dusk Till Dawn, which took place May 24, 2013, at Cattle Depot Artist Village, To Kwa Wan.
Florian Germann (b. Thurgau, Switzerland, in 1978) and is an artist based in Zurich, Switzerland. He graduated from the University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland after he trained as stone sculptor and cabinet maker and worked as art restaurateur in 2006. Recent group exhibition include, among others: Artists for Tichy–Tichy for Artists, Gallery of the Central Bohemian Region, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic (2013) and Vordemberge – Gildewart Stipendium, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Lichtenstein (2013). Solo exhibitions were held at the Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France (2013) and Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland (2011). In 2009, Germann received the National Suisse Art Prize, Liste 09 in Basel, Switzerland.
Wendigo River / The Crystal Source / Kowloon, 2013
Tools for real-time activity
Pickaxe with piezo-microphone, shovel with
piezo-microphone, cables and amplifier
Courtesy of the artist
Sketch by the artist. Courtesy of the artist.
Selection of materials to be found in Germann’s ‘source shelf’. Courtesy of the artist.
Above: Photographs of real-time activity by Alain Kantarjian, 2013. © Alain Kantarjian