ARTWORK CONTENT

ARTIST Silas Fong
ARTWORK TITLE (CHI) D室
ARTWORK TITLE (ENG) Flat D
MEDIA Durational Installation: Table, grey plastic tray, watch, attendant in formal wear, wooden door, soundproof walls and ceiling, laminate flooring, wall skirting, aluminum window with sanded glass, air-conditioner, wall paint, steel wall hanger, curtain, light bulb, kinetic light system
YEAR 2015
DIMENSION 300.00cm x 220.00cm x 250.00cm x 0.00cm (L x W x H x D)
PERSONAL / GROUP WORK Personal work
ARTISTIC PRACTICE Sound Art
Installation
Performance Art
Mixed Media
Architecture
Light Art
ARTWORK
DESCRIPTION (ENG)

In front of a door, there is a person sitting on a chair. When you get close, this person greets you and asks if you want to enter. However, you are only allowed to enter individually, without your mobile phone, camera, electronic devices and books, etc. After you enter, the door would be locked, and it would only be unlock after 10 minutes. You would sign an agreement to confirm your decision at your own risk. Inquiries about what is behind the door would not be answered. Every visitor is only allowed to enter the door once for the whole exhibition period.

There is overwhelming information all around that numbs our senses. We are constantly forced to fool our basic observation of our daily life surroundings. In urban city life like Hong Kong, it’s almost impossible to be alone. We are always occupied and distracted. With mobile communications, it gets even “better”. That actually hinders us to understand ourselves and our needs. It is believed by many and even proved that, indulge in boredom helps creativity. This work tries to offer a solitary meditative experience which is free from social pressure and provide guidance to inner exploration.

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION (CHI)
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門前,有人坐在椅上。你走近,他向你打招呼,問你是否想進入。但你只能獨自進入,不能帶上手提電話、相機、電子用品、書等等。任何關於門後的查詢,均不會回答。你會簽署一張同意書,確認一切責任自負。你進去之後,門鎖上,並只會在10分鐘後開啟。每名參觀者在展覽期內,只能進去一次。
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EXHIBITION(S) (ENG)
Further information
http://silasfong.com/news/2015/05/30/flat-d/

Instructional/Documentation Video
https://youtu.be/vB48reXShus

[...]The address also brings us to Flat D, a piece that was first shown in the Hong Kong Art Centre in 2015. There, Fong had taken corner of the exhibition space and reconstructed it into his bedroom at home. He then invited visitors to spend ten minutes in this room. With the time set to precisely 10 minutes, and the fact that there was not anything at all in the room to look at or contemplate, visitors could do nothing but go with whatever came up their minds. Coming inside Flat D, their plans, their experiences of the day were interrupted, though voluntarily, and now they had to stop and think about the interrupted. Eventually, the piece provided an experience and a question: what does this interruption, these ten minutes that are cut out of our life, mean to us? [...] - written by Anthony Yung for the exhibition titled "Flat D, 6/F, Aldrich Garden" in Academy of Media Arts, 2015
AWARD(S) 2015 | Finalist , Media Art Category, The 20th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards
TAGS Time, Light, Room, Meditative, 時間, 空間, 光, 默想
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