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她的酒店房間:

你看到的某些事情(25分鐘無聲錄像);

一些物件(報紙頭版、白菊與燈、0和5、沒有政治意味的拖鞋);

12小時囚籠裡的囚籠(6小時無聲錄像)

herhotelroom:

Some things you saw (25-minute silent video);

Some objects (Front pages of newspaper,

White flowers and light, 0&5,

Apolitical slippers);

Cage in cage for 12 hours (6-hour silent video)

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從2019年9月7日到30日,我入住了九龍區某酒店。在那段期間,我透過監控鏡頭在Twitch上進行房間的24小時直播。

I lived in a hotel in Kowloon district from 7 to 30 September. During that period, the room was broadcasted 24 hours on Twitch through surveillance camera. 

See some clips on Twitch here

「陳凌欣的錄像裝置紀錄了自己在一所酒店內二十多天的生活,監控己身的行為和與人的互動,自我審視之餘亦包含對房間外各種發生的回應。

Suze Chan’s video installation is a documentation of her twenty-day stay in a hotel. Surveilling her intimate habits and interactions with people, the video is not only self-examination but also captures her subtle responses to the events and encounters both inside and outside the room. 」

–Alex Yiu

All photos courtesy of Harry Chan

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Commissioned work at:

Play. Boredom. Worship. 

玩樂。 無聊。 崇拜。

Co-curated by Alex Yiu & Suze Chan

由姚少龍和陳凌欣聯合策展

 

關於展覽 About the exhibition

 

德籍韓裔哲學家韓炳哲藉著一個事例,延伸了來自意大利哲學家阿甘本所提出的「瀆神」(profanation)概念:在希臘受緊縮政策影響後,一些小孩在一間荒廢的大屋裡發現了一團鈔票,但他們不但沒有把現金據為己有,還把那些鈔票作為耍樂的玩具,將之撕碎,去除鈔票本來的意義。「瀆神」本義解作將神聖(屬於神)的物質,轉化為世俗的用途,同時亦解亂用和惡意使用;韓炳哲用以上事例說明了當世界化成頹垣敗瓦的將來,金錢將失去意義,成為我們用以撕掉的娛樂,就如小孩們的「瀆神」行為。

 

藝術上,「瀆神」可以比擬為藝術家創作的手段,諸如挪用和概念轉換,均給予已有事物新的意義。是次展覽由姚少龍和陳凌欣聯合策展,展覽《Play. Boredom. Worship.》將展示香港六位新晉藝術家的作品。藝術家們通過和策展人之間的討論和辯證,他們的作品將以不同的態度和角度去演繹展覽的主題。

 

South Korean-born German philosopher Byung-Chul Han once quoted an example to explain the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s concept of ‘profanation’: During the recession period in Greece, a group of children discovered a large amount of banknotes in a ruined house. Instead of using them in the way money is supposed to be used, they played with them, tearing them to shreds. Profanation is the act of taking sacred things from gods and using them by mortals. In this example, Han portrays a post-apocalyptic world where money has lost its meaning, and we are shredding paper for fun. 

 

Perhaps in art, ‘profanation’ could be described in the way artists create through appropriation and conceptualisation. Both ways are giving new meaning to pre-existing objects and subjects. Curated by Alex Yiu and Suze Chan, ‘Play. Boredom. Worship.’ will present new artworks from six emerging artists from Hong Kong. Through dialogue and discussion with the curators, the artists interpret the idea with different perspectives and angles with their artworks.