ARTWORK CONTENT

ARTIST Silas Fong
ARTWORK TITLE (CHI) 販賣偷來的時間
ARTWORK TITLE (ENG) Stolen Times for Sale
MEDIA Video Installation, Performance Art
YEAR 2010
DIMENSION 0.00cm x 0.00cm x 0.00cm x 0.00cm (L x W x H x D)
PERSONAL / GROUP WORK Personal work
ARTISTIC PRACTICE Video Art
Installation
Performance Art
ARTWORK
DESCRIPTION (ENG)

We are merchants
Everyday we purchase
Time for money Money for time

I sell the stolen times
For reasonable price

Silas Fong is the first merchant in Hong Kong, for giving customers outstanding value for money, the highest quality in fresh time.

The performer steals time from strangers through pressing the button of elevators. The stolen times are recorded as video and are being exhibited in a gallery. Visitors can purchase and take away these times, which are extracted into a CD with money from the performer. According to the duration, number of people involved, their approximate age, appearance and response, prices for stolen times are different. The video sequences once sold are replaced by “SOLD – XX SECONDS FOR $XXX”, and are being shown together with the unsold ones.

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION (CHI)
(within to 1000 Characters/ please begin with http://  for artwork website link)
我們都是商人
每天賣時間、買時間

我以合理的價錢
販賣偷來的時間

方琛宇是全港首位致力為顧客提供價錢至抵、高質素新鮮時間的商人。

透過升降機的按鍵,陌生人的時間被偷走,這些偷來的時間被攝成錄像在畫廊中展出。參觀者可自由選購時間,表演 者將它放進光碟隨顧客帶走。被偷來的時間根據長度、片中人數、他們的年齡、外貌及反應,價格各有不同。而己售的時間片段,即時被換上“已售 – XX秒 XXX元” 的字樣,與還未被出售的錄像繼續播放。
SELECTED
EXHIBITION(S) (ENG)
http://silasfong.com/news/2009/08/18/stolen-time-for-sale/

Video Documentation
https://youtu.be/h__efRtXJRg
AWARD(S) 2009 | Young Artist Award, Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards, Hong Kong Museum of Art

2009 | Gold Award, Interactive Media Category, The 14th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards

2008 | Collection of Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art, Macao Museum of Art, Macao

2008 | Outstanding work, Graduation show, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University
TAGS Time, Art Market, Capitalism, Hong Kong, 時間, 藝術市場, 資本主義, 香港
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