Sunday, October 31, 2010

The 2nd stage of exhibition interacting with performance<回收作業>第二階段展覽及演出




An improvisatorial installation interacting with performance .

No:2 “The reclamation system” 
You see me, I see you. Same as me, same as you.
<回收系統>作品二: 你看,你跟我同一樣。

No:2“Presenting a gift in return” 
Gifts from Lamma island(rubbish bin)
<回禮>作品二: 跟南丫垃圾桶對話

No:2“The circle of taking”
Dinner for development
<吃回吃>作品二: 吃掉你發展的美

Saturday, October 30, 2010

A quiet work. 獨個兒靜靜的造。

Cat is nearing the end of life,
Borrow a few hours from her.
At the night before the closing performance,
Being on-site alone ,
Getting  well prepared for tomorrow's performers,
and for every participants,
Presenting a gift in return.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Looking forward 心中期待


On the coming Saturday,
after one week of wastage collection,
all the items will depart from Chinese University,
getting off to Central Star Ferry Pier.

An improvisatorial installation,
interacting with performance afterward,
the exhibition is always changeable and sustainable,
experimenting with an improvisational spirit,
predominant by objects.

Randomly and accidentally,
less constraint, more possibilities,
within the four hours of setting up time,
wastages interacting with the venue,
performers basing on the exhibition concept,
jamming and crossing over.

On 30th Oct, at the Central Star Ferry Pier no. 7 & 8, an improvisatorial installation interacting with performance at 4:30pm.





Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The 2nd stage of exhibition begins 第二階段展覽開工

Invitation for public participation on recycling material and unused items. 現場告示邀請途人參與回收。

Showing the documentary photos of the 1st stage of exhibition on-site.  現場展示展覽第一階段的照片記錄。

Chinese University students has joined our 2nd stage of exhibition, they are searching for materials on campus. 中大同學正參與第二階段的展覽﹐他們在校內搜尋物料。

Monday, October 25, 2010

After the typhoon 颱風過後

The 2nd stage of "Reclamation Exercise"exhibition
This eco art exhibition is changeable and sustainable, part of the artwork are removed, the 2nd stage of the exhibition begins: please leave us your unwanted stuff or recycle materials inside the circle of glasses , no matter the size and category. This "reclamation" will be until 30 Oct afternoon, for a new installation and performance at 4:30pm.


1st stage of "Reclamation Exercise" 《回收作業 》 第一階段

Panorama of the exhibition 展覽全圖
Another side of the exhibition 展覽另一面
“Presenting a gift in return” 《回禮》
“Presenting a gift in return” 《回禮》
“The reclamation system” 《回收系統》

“The circle of taking” 《吃回吃》
“Returning to your home” 《回你們的家》 
Live performance 現場演出
Live performance 現場演出
 Work Description
“Presenting a gift in return”
Presenting a gift in return for every life form,
with all best wishes.

Material: old newspaper / pigment / old lantern / paper box / plastic bottle / thrown-away tire / crabapple powder 

“The reclamation system”
Universe is a gigantic reclamation system,
I take what you gave,
individuality does not exist here.

Material: worn clothes / old newspaper / iron bar / pigment / crabapple powder / knitting wool / wood glue

“The circle of taking”
On that day Chan took something from Wong,
today Wong took something back from Chan,
the endless back and forth,
the start of suffering.

Material: old household knives, forks, bowls and plates / crepe tape / wood glue / old newspaper / pigment / crabapple powder

“Returning to your home”
Followed back to your home,
watching everything happened in your life.
The creators of waste arts genuinely responding to those being abandoned.

Material: Recycled glass bottle / daily household waste / crepe tape



物料:舊報紙 / 顏料 / 舊燈籠 / 紙盒 / 膠樽 / 廢車胎 / 花紅粉

物料:舊衣物 / 舊報紙 / 鐵支 / 顏料 / 花紅粉 / 毛線 / 木膠槳


物料:舊家用刀叉碗碟 / 皺紋膠紙 / 木膠槳 / 舊報紙 / 顏料 / 花紅粉



物料:回收玻璃瓶 / 日常家庭垃圾 / 皺紋膠紙

"Reclamation Exercise" set up 現場裝置

"Reclamation Exercise" Eco Art exhibition set up.
《 回收作業》展覽準備。  

Artist Statement

Reclamation Exercise Eco Art

Under the social pattern of “Production---Consumption”, Arts in Hong Kong tend to consider the end product of artistic creation (art piece) as the main objective in creative arts.  This creation habit will easily lead to production in excessive waste without conscious, creating rubbish and cause damage to the environment.  As regard the Eco Art, it is rarely-known and hardly mentioned in the public.  “Arts” seems to have become a shield for damaging the environment or producing waste.

In this “Reclamation Exercise” exhibition, the artists try to introduce “EcoArt”, to enable the viewers and the participants to reconsider the connection between human and natural environment, and trying to change the general conception that Arts creation incidentally lead to consumption of resources, so as to promote the diversity of local Arts.

EcoArt by international definition must meet some specific creation criteria: the concept of creation should be based on self-examination of environmental and ecological balance, to minimize the damage and consumption, the creation process is documentary or open to public to ensure transparency, can continue to develop in nature and address the conservation issues.

Based on a desire to nature, the two artists – Seeman Ho and Yuen Hon Wai become the “recycle workers” in order, to gain experience in local recycling industry.  The materials used in artistic creation mainly come from recycling: 7000 thrown-away glass bottles(provided by Green Glass Green), waste material from large-scale stage theater, old newspapers, worn clothes etc., and then to decompose, recycle and reform them.  After this exhibition, some of the materials will continue with their “recycling” mission, keep on to be reused and continue to be developed.

Reclaim” --- is the creation concept for the whole exhibition. In order trying to visualize the word “reclaim” and interact with the venue, the entrance and exit are in the same location under a circular zone so that the viewer must walk in a circle path, the Mandala-like circle simulates a delicate dimension between “macro/infinite big universe” and “micro/inner-side small universe”.

The small universe within the circle demonstrates several forms of human livings.  In the gigantic recycling system of the universe, a human being naturally interacts with each other.  We do not have an individual living form here, people can choose to share with others and bless with every moment.  “I take something from you and you take something back from me”, back and forth and could only be a continue process . A few hundred artists using their artistic works in the form of glass bottle, genuinely “respond to the exhibition”, reexamining those which have been thrown-away. 

Artists of Sound Arts collect those beautiful sound and give live performance to natural music, interact and improvise with the dancers which will run through the whole exhibition, allowing us to observe and hear various kind of sound and movements in our city.
在是次「回收作業」展覽,藝術家嘗試引進生態藝術(Eco Art),讓觀賞者及參與者重新思索人與自然的關係﹐並改變一般人認為藝術必須是消耗資源的觀念﹐藉此推動本地藝術的多樣性。

生態藝術(Eco Art)在國際標準上必須符合特定創作原則﹕作品概念以反思環境及生態平衡出發,把破壞與浪費減至最低紀錄式或開放創作過程作透明度呈現可持續性及保育問題。




Previous life of artwork 作品的前世今生

The materials used in my paper mache mainly come from recycling: old newspapers, worn clothes, wasted cardboard, etc.

把回收而來的物料﹕ 舊報紙、舊衣物、棄置紙箱等 ﹐ 創作紙雕作品。

Workshops on Eco Art 生態藝術工作坊

Provide workshops to different group of people, including NGO, schools and tertiary institutions, to promote eco art and involve more public participation.

連結志願團體﹑小學至大學﹐透過進行工作坊﹐向不同層面 人士介紹生態藝術﹐並邀請創作廢藝術品﹐於展覽中展出﹐提高公眾的參與度。

Call for “wasted artwork” 公開收集一千件<廢藝術品>

From 14 Aug to 1 Oct, posting a statement on facebook to call for “wasted artwork”, with demonstration photos.
814101日﹐於facebook內公開收集一千件<廢藝術品>﹐ 並提供示範圖片。


當物件被拋進垃圾桶的那一刻,頓成為歷史。墨水乾透的原子筆、壞掉了的電鬚刨、不夠潮的手機、用完即棄的衛生巾、分手後被撕掉的情書…… 一天內囤積於垃圾桶的廢物,就是你我他和她的歷史,甚至是一個家庭的歷史。

收集目的:邀請大眾透過自己那件<廢藝術品>,參與在十月中天星碼頭,十一月南丫島及二月中文大學之“Eco Art藝術裝置”展覽

6)用任何方法,把選好之垃圾,一件一件分開地放入一個個玻璃瓶內。處理方法包括:保持原整、弄斷、打碎、卷起…… 等等

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Material study. Glasses reclamation 物料探索 玻璃回收

Material study on glasses reclamation with the help of Green Glass Green ( It is a project focus on raising awareness about the problem of waste glass, while actively collecting bottles for recycling in Hong Kong.


Reclamation Exercise Eco Art Exhibition 《回收作業》 生態藝術展覽

Reclamation Exercise Eco Art Exhibition

In this “Reclamation Exercise” exhibition, the artists try to introduce “EcoArt”, to enable the viewers and the participants to reconsider the connection between human and natural environment, and trying to change the general conception that Arts creation incidentally lead to consumption of resources, so as to promote the diversity of local Arts.

Curator: Seeman Ho
Artists in Visual Arts: Yuen Hon Wai, Seeman Ho
Artists in Sound Arts: Ocean Chan, Hui Lok
Dancer:Chole Wong

Exhibition Date:
17–31/10/2010 Pier nos. 7 & 8, Central Star Ferry 07:00–23:00
13–15/11/2010 Tai Wan To Beach in Lamma Island 11:00–18:30
18–26/02/2011 Foyer Gallery and Outdoor of Sir Run Run Shaw Hall, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 09:00–18:00

Live sound and physique performance:
17.10.201018:00 Pier nos. 7 & 8, Central Star Ferry
30.10.201016:30 Pier nos. 7 & 8, Central Star Ferry
13.11.201014:00–18:00 Main Street to Tai Wan To Beach in Lamma Island

Sponsor: Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Co-organized by:Office of the Arts Administrator,The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Supporting organisation: Green Glass Green, Hong Kong Dumper Truck Drivers Association, World Wild Fund, Star Ferry, Lamma Fun Day
Special acknowledgement: Recycle Cycle, Chung Yung Theatre Company

進口生態藝術(Eco Art),推動香港藝術多樣性


17–31 / 10 / 2010中環天星8號碼頭  07:00–23:00
13–15 / 11 / 2010南丫島大灣肚沙灘  11:00–18:30
18–26 / 02 / 2011香港中文大學邵逸夫堂留足展覽廳及戶外  09:00–18:00

17.10.2010  18:00中環天星8號碼頭
30.10.2010  16:30中環天星8號碼頭
13.11.2010  14:00–18:00南丫島大街至大灣肚沙灘



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Introduce Eco Art to my home country 把生態藝術帶回家

“Reclamation Exercise" Eco Art Exhibition (2010) 《回收作業》生態藝術展覽(2010)
I was used to collect wastage since I was young.

Walking into a moldy house, searching for the unfamiliar people’s photos, bringing the broken toy home, enjoy and appreciate. The beautiful glasses, children's garments with the smell of butter, old and dusty plastic flowers. Leaves from the mountain to make the fiber, with knitting and needlework to be fashion. Things being dumped, had once been valued, ever been loved.

Creating while collecting, love to use materials being called as waste or rubbish, return them an existence value. Construction wasted wood, wrapping paper, plastic bottles, old newspaper, and every second hand household items, are the soul for creation. My previous publication and exhibition artwork, mainly focus on the contradiction between human and nature, and rethink how greed and desire nibble up human and object.

In spring 2009, while packing, I looked back the overseas exhibition and exchange program photos, recalled a New York friend who was preparing an eco art exhibition. I realized that there is no such art form in Hong Kong. With the above reasons, I got the first eco art funding from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Here and now, I have my documentation.