2014 TUNA PRIZE Winner 張梓軒 CHANG Tsz Hin, Kenneth <他 / 她是 He / She is>
麥克筆布本 Marker on canvas 10cm x 10cm (250 pcs) 樣貌總是獨一無二的，人基本亦靠樣貌辨別身份。但事實上，這既不可靠亦非必然，因為身份會隨著環境而改變，它是多變的。有時遇上一些熟悉的臉孔，總會帶來「見過，但說不出他是誰」的感覺。 作品透過描繪熟悉的「電視機人物」，生動地展現人物五官，引導觀眾聯想臉孔的身份，企圖讓觀眾經歷這種似曾相識的感覺。 Appearances help us recognize the identities of person due to their unique facial features. In fact, it is undependable and indefinite, as identities change in different situations. There is a time when we encounter a person, who gives us a sense of having met before, yet we are unable to recap his or her identity. The work displays a series of some familiar “TV characters” through an animated approach on facial drawing. It leads viewers to explore the original identities of faces; and creates a relevant platform to re-experience the feeling of familiarity.
這個世界充滿了幻象與奧秘，而我相信靈性之旅能帶領我們發掘最終的真相。儘管真相對人類極具意義，大部份人仍像活在漫畫中的角色一樣，未有真正發現比眼前現實更大的世界。透過漫畫這個媒介，人們能轉換位置，從一個局外人全知的角度去體驗跟自身所處現實相似的新世界。這一系列靈性漫畫表達了我對「現實」的疑問及我的信仰。 This world is filled with illusions and mysteries. I believe spiritual growth could lead us to the ultimate truth. Although the truth is very valuable to all mankind, most of us are unaware of a bigger world beyond the existing reality, like the characters living in the comic world. Comic as a medium could provide us a perspective to experience a new but similar world as an outsider from a God’s view. In this spiritual comic series, I try to pose questions towards the “reality” and express my beliefs.
2014 Special Mention 鍾正 Mark Chung < Post-mortem Portrait of My Mother, Evelyn Chung-Jenewein >
錄像裝置 Video installation 尺寸不限 Size variable
This is a work that I have developed from a project. It is an ongoing project about finding memories/presence of my mother, who have died when I was 2. The work consist of small pieces that separately deny my mother’s death, recapture her presence, fictionalize the coexistence of me and her, fabricate the stories of her and familiarize her with audiences.
2014 Special Mention 吳森枝 Ng Sum Chi < 無止盡 Endless Isolation >
Resin, acrylic, rice paper and ink200cm x 400cm each (2 pcs)
I still remember when I took the train in Germany; I sat near the driver. The woods that were surrounding the train are so silent. For me, it was the first time travelling through a forest. During the journey, I thought the forest should be full of life and vitality. However, what I felt was the silence and well-arranged trees.The first thought came to my mind was the destruction from wars. This kind of silence was full of grief and pain. I had the same feeling when I walked through an underground street in Japan. I connect of my death experience and the grief. Also, we can see how the souls buried and transformed in the flourish city. This is what history tries to tell us and how worthy it is.