ARTWORK CONTENT

ARTIST Kwok Hin Tang
ARTWORK TITLE (CHI) 我喚妳作楠詩
ARTWORK TITLE (ENG) I call you Nancy
MEDIA 拼貼
YEAR 2012
DIMENSION 0.00cm x 0.00cm x 0.00cm x 0.00cm (L x W x H x D)
PERSONAL / GROUP WORK Personal work
ARTWORK NATURE Mixed Media
概念藝術
ARTWORK
DESCRIPTION (ENG)

“I call you Nancy” is a project created using the sen¬timental projection of facts based on the memory of a sister I never knew. My mother terminated a preg¬nancy over twenty years ago because of the one-child policy introduced by the Chinese government in the late 1970s. The work weaves together a fictitious story that has been formed through the process of grief and loss and yearning for memories that were never made. The structure of the project contains falsehoods, truths as well as details found and created through Internet searches using specific keywords, possibility and co¬incidence.

This project is not only about self-expression, but aims to raise questions about the significance of having chil¬dren from the perspective of my mother and others confronted with the change in law and society’s pre¬vailing preference for single-child families. The average family size in my mother’s generation and the genera¬tions that came before was about ten people. Tradition¬ally, large families were necessary in order to increase the size of the labor force on the farm or in the home. The political and economic development of China has altered the traditional family with educational ideals and promises for a better future. This shift came with great loss that has grown into regret for many in my mother’s and subsequent generations.

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION (CHI)
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?我喚妳作楠詩」是一個有關情緒投射的計劃。透過將媽媽二十多年前把一個多月的胎兒打掉的事實作延伸,構成一個被注入真實感情的虛構故事。這正好符合互聯網虛虛實實及資訊多樣的特性,以關鍵詞搜尋所得,就似被賦予一種既遠且近的追憶的可能及巧合。

本計劃不單是個人的情感抒發,更旨在藉著母親作為處於八十年代面對組織家庭價值轉變的處境,如何思考生兒育女的意義。由母親上一輩普遍以十多人為單位的家庭規模,收窄到三至四人。兒女亦由作為單單勞動力的增加及符合形成傳統大家族的意識,轉向成父母親一輩能漸趨美好將來的寄望。當中,墮胎成了那個時代一些母親的遺憾。

倘若遺下歉疚,而這作品能若干解放了心靈,在這個歷經整段歷史的文華酒店裡頭,伴隨傳統英式格調的擺設凝視著香港的維多利亞,如此文化對比相應文化轉變,是否恰到好處?
EXHIBITION
EXPERIENCE (ENG)
http://vimeo.com/220284314
AWARD
TAGS sister, photo album, internet, abortion, mother
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