ARTWORK CONTENT

ARTIST Kwok Hin Tang
ARTWORK TITLE (CHI) 棘園過客
ARTWORK TITLE (ENG) The Spine Passerby
MEDIA 錄像、行為
YEAR 2011
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 Video Art
Performance Art
ARTWORK
DESCRIPTION (ENG)

Shatin was called “Spine Park” in ancient time. Its park contains a variety of spaces and it is especially known by juxtaposing Chinese and Western characteristics of gardens.

Guesthouse is kind of housing mostly for short-term rental. Before the emergence of the notion of housing, we live in nature with crisis of assault by beasts. Therefore, in the history of evolution of housing, you could see that houses gradually moved from nature or we removed natural elements from our residences. Caves, tree houses, brick houses, and concrete architecture, our living, eventually evolved into a box limited to four solid walls. It is about the habitat of a sense of security to prevent from beasts and bad weather. Trust and emotions among communities; relationship between nature and us, are influenced basing on modern more complete structure of preservation. Do we become cold and detached?

Civilization make better living. We own more power to change the conditions of lives and surviving. Parks as recreation of nature, they simulate natural footpaths, lawn and lake that contain a lot of human activities. Whether you chat, nap, walk, read, or play chess, parks share the role of houses. In fact, nature is our original habitat, even if it simulate, even if it is still far from nature. If we still live in the natural environment, how is it?

There is a Spine Park passerby. He is employed to work in the park for about 3 months. Within total around 10 weeks, every Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 5pm, you can see a process of evolution of an ape. His appearances, costume, tools and acts will keep evolve every week showing how a person learn to lead a life in the park. It is about accumulation of knowledge.

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION (CHI)
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沙田古稱「棘園」,其公園含有多樣特色場地,尤以共置中西庭園設計為人熟知。

在沒有房屋概念前,人類都居住於自然環境裡,陷於一種隨時有猛獸進襲的危機。因此,房屋的演進,由自然環境當中逐漸遷離自然,又或者將自然的元素由居住的地方剔除。洞窟、樹屋、磚屋,以至鋼筋石屎建築等,家居最終演變為一個盒子局限於四面堅實的牆壁,那是棲息的安全感,野獸與惡劣天氣均被拒諸於外。人與人群落間的信任、感情;人與大自然的關係,是否亦基於不同個體在近代較完整地被保護及保障的情況下而受到影響,變得冷漠?

文明令人類更懂享受,我們有著更大的力量去改變生活及生存條件。就如自然以公園的形式重新被創造,其仿林園小徑,草地水池,承載著許多人類活動。無論閒適閒聊;小睡散步;下棋看書等,都分擔了居所的角色。事實上,自然本是我們原初的棲息池,即使這裡是仿造的,即使,這裡依然遠離自然。如果人類還居住於自然環境,當下會是怎模樣?

這裡有一個棘園過客,我們聘請他工作於園裡,逢星期二至六下午一時至晚上五時上班。在約十個星期的時間,你將看到一個人的演化過程,由猿人至終局,每一個星期都有著變化,其外觀、服飾、工具、行為等,展現了他如何逐漸適應公園生活的同時,他的知識亦隨之累積。
EXHIBITION
EXPERIENCE (ENG)
http://vimeo.com/107185906
AWARD
TAGS ape, evolution, park and nature, interaction, study
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