anothermountainman

visual communicator.
1960 born in hong kong.
he came to international attention with his “redwhiteblue” series,
which he presented at the 51st venice biennale in 2005 representing hong kong.
he was awarded the hong kong contemporary art awards 2012 and
the hong kong arts development awards 2011 – award for best artist (visual arts) in 2012.
his “lanwei” series was collected by M+ museum, hong kong in 2013.

又一山人

視覺溝通人。
1960年生於香港。
曾創作廣為人知的《紅白藍》系列,並以此系列於2005年代表香港參展第51屆威尼斯雙年展。
2012年,獲頒發『香港當代藝術奬』2012及2011香港藝術發展奬的年度最佳藝術家奬(視覺藝術)。
2013年,其《爛尾》攝影系列被香港M+博物館所收藏。


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impermanence / 無常

artist statement

cause-and-effect arises from self-serving desires, wishful thinking.
over a decade ago, I discussed with my friend about how funerals would take place and how to say the last goodbyes.
once the discussion started,
I told my friend we would continue it some other time.
if we had continued, the thing that would have bothered me
most would be the coffin.
I couldn’t accept that they’re not environmentally-friendly.
even the recently-developed eco-friendly coffins,
which were born of death, could only be used once.
I couldn’t accept that coffins looked too complicated, too curvy,
(that was before the minimal paper coffin design appeared)
because I have always been a perfectionist who swears
by right angles and straight lines.
but the worst thing about the coffin is the sense of estrangement.
I wondered, why would I want to be enclosed in an object
that has nothing to do with me?
why would I let something that I have no feelings for to be
at my side during my last moment in this world?
after a lengthy thought process, I decided on a sofa bed
which I would use for 30, maybe 50 years,
and then get packed up along with it and go…
how nice, how warm and environmentally-friendly!
what’s more, as I get involved with the sofa bed day in day out,
I get a first-hand experience of death as part of living,
and at the same time, take a close reexamination of my own life.
impermanent is in-between the sofa bed and the coffin.
impermanent is in-between life, death and next life.
and in-between, is to cherish, to be positive, proactive, free…
impermanence is to experience life.

緣起,只因主觀願望,只因一廂情願 ⋯
十多年前與朋友說起葬禮的形式,如何與他人見最後一面。
表白了我關心的是:怕悲情、怕香燭煙火、怕傳統中式葬禮的多顏色⋯⋯
開了話題,拜託了朋友,往後再看吧。
再想下去,最不安的要算是棺木這環節吧。
接受不了它不夠環保,就算是近年面世的環保棺材,也是因死而「生」的市場產品;
只可使用一次的奢侈產品。
接受不了它不夠簡約和多弧線外型的設計﹝當時還未出現紙棺材這比較簡約的造型﹞,
正因為一向自知是個對直線、四正追求「完美」主義者。
最最接受不了的是陌生感受。心裡問:為何在離世的最後一刻、伴著的空間,
竟是被那個與一生無關、沒時日感情、沒感覺的東西包圍著。
想了想了,決定做張梳化床,用它三、五十年,然後裹身一同離去。
符合環保原則,多麼親切,多好 ⋯⋯
再想,藉著每天親近梳化床的互動,親身感受「死」是人生的一部份這概念;
親近面對自己人生的一個功課。
無常。是梳化床和棺木之間。
無常。是今生和死亡和來生之間。
之間。應該是珍惜⋯是正面⋯是積極⋯是自在⋯
無常。是體驗人生。

category

installation , object

year

2009