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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reborn – ikebana / 再生.花

artist statement

There is no other reason, but for her dedication of
her whole life for the belief in the equality of
love on this earth…

11 December, 2010
I was among the audience when Shuho gave
a demonstration of Ikebana at the HK University Art Museum.
It was about the earth, love, equality, impermanence…

The following night I had a conversation with her
at a friend’s place.

13 December, 2010

My friend Abbie gave her a ride to airport and passed me
a message from Shuho, she would like to do something together with me (actually I
shared the same thought too)…

8 February, 2011
I sent an official invitation to Shuho to be one of 

my thirty guest artists and she accepted.
Our dialogue began.

9 February, 2011
Following the path of my “Find and Found” series inspired
by the concept of “to exist is to treasure and respect”,
I proposed to collaborate for “Reborn-Ikebana”,
a project where to start with withered branches and 

dead flowers for her Ikebana,

and me to take photographs of the process.

We agreed to do the photo shoot on 19/20 March, 2011.

20 February, 2011

I received Shuho’s replies in answer to my questions 

for our dialogue.
It is a letter written in ink calligraphy…

11 March, 2011
Earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Because of the uncertainties about the impact,
we pushed back our travel plans for 10 days.

19/27 March, 2011
We corresponded through email. 

In the midst of lamenting for the nation’s sufferings,
we deeply believe that Reborn-Ikebana is a tribute to Japan.
While friends and family in Hong Kong urged me
to reconsider whether to go to Kyoto for this project,

my response was that – for the unwavering spirit of 

the Japanese, I am going.

29/30 March, 2011
We arrived at Ginkakuji Temple, had our tea…paid respect
to the Buddha…toured the garden…settle in our peace…
The whole team gathered and the ritual master, Ume
began her chant, to cleanse and send our thoughts
to the suffering people of Japan.
Shuho clothed herself in a pure white ceremonial gown 

made by Masters Hagakusa Toshiaki and Hagakusa Toshie.

Shuho’s “Reborn-Ikebana” was developed in
seven phases from withering and dying to rebirth
and growth…
It is a cycle of life.

不為什麼。為的是珠寳她一生專注,對大地平等的愛這信念……

10年12月11日
在香港大學美術館觀看珠寶示範銀閣寺傳統花道。

這是關於大地、愛、平等、無常…
隔一天晚上在朋友家跟她長談。

10年12月13日

朋友Abbie送她到機場回日,並留口信給我,
想跟我一起做點事(其實我心也是這樣想) ……

11年2月8日

正式邀請珠寳成為三十嘉賓,並獲接納。
然後展開對話。

11年2月9日
跟我『拾吓拾吓』 系列,“存在就是珍惜尊重”的概念下,

提出共同合作再生花道(Reborn–Ikebana), 由她用拾來枯枝花屍出發,
並由我攝影。
訂於11年3月19/20日在京都拍攝

11年2月20日

收到對話回覆,是一封毛筆書法信箋寄來的……

11年3月11日

日本地震,引發海嘯,因災害情況不明朗,行程延遲10天。

11年3月19/27日
電郵通訊,傷國難之餘,我們深信這“再生”是向日本致意的。
雖然香港朋友家人一再叫我三思要否出發京都做這項目,
我回應是:為日本人堅強之精神,一定出發。

11年3月29/30日
一早來到銀閣寺,喝茶……禮佛……遊花園……平靜下來……

一眾團隊圍在一起,由宇命老師開始領經: 

六根清淨/ HI FUMI歌/ 神實(Kantakara) ,
作洗淨及迥向國家災難眾,
珠寳身穿一套由長艸敏明(Hagakusa Toshiaki)和

長艸純惠(Hagakusa Toshie)老師造的純白禮服開始其再生花,

七個過程由枯死到初生成長……


一個生命的循環。

category

photography

year

2011