In this post-show report, the half-year organical development of “Reclamation Exercise Eco Art” is displayed in the form of photography and video documentary. The energy required by the presentation of photography documentary is powered by an electricity generator manipulates by manpower pedaling (designed by Ir LO Kok-keung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Mechanical Engineering). The power generated is used for operating a 46 voltage television and a 16 voltage DVD player, to enable the viewers to gain first hand experience in production-consumption in an Eco way by generating the power to be used by themselves, hoping to allow the viewers to reconsider the ecological issues for resources consumption, so as to initiate the first step of Eco Art in Hong Kong.
Description: Exhibition in reply to the artist’s publication <Leung In Ten Years>. It presented the possibility of modern living style. “Lohas” is a spirit of getting close with the natural environment. At room 104 Police Married Quarters, a historical building, the artist collected different interesting recycle materials, to re-construct a forest environment. But looking inside from the window, it became a zoological park which is caged.
Description: The exhibition is a confession of the artist. It recorded the artist’s experience with different people when having meals. In China, close relatives treating a meal as important as wonderful and intimate activities. However, in nowadays city life is insensitive. The two people in a table, are wordless, tasteless when eating, it’s everyday situation. To rebuild the table scenery, be thankful to the sacrifice of life, to treasure the food and love.
Bryan Zanisnik and seemanho (performer) / Jorge Mendez Blake (photographs)
Description:It is the variation of the poem <How to get closer to you, Forest>(Exhibition “A work made with the story that is burnt”. Exhibition came after the poem, making a hundred of ginger bread to share the love and happiness with the audience. Nothing is happier then we can still feel the heartbeats of the people we care.
展覽簡介：這是A work made with the story that is burnt展覽中＜How to get closer to you, Forest＞一詩之變奏，同樣是詩創作先於展覽。以自製百多件甜點－－薑餅人，跟觀眾分享愛與喜悅。沒有什麼，比還感覺到親愛的人心跳，更值得高興。
A work made with the story that is burnt (USA)
Installation and performance, 2006
Description: Rethink the wasteful of publication, re-examine the responsibility of publication. In 2006, the author had her ninth publication, thinking the relationship between paper and the forest. Two poems, with an exhibition and performance, the exhibition express the meaningless of some publication, the scarification of forest.
名稱：A work made with the story that is burnt （美國） 裝置展覽及演出, 2006年
How to get closer to you, Forest Cutting your trees,
sending them to the factory,
using low-priced printing oil.
Books are printed.
I can smell the smell of yours in the printed paper of the books.
You make things complete, but
your head and limbs are cut,
Your skin is peeled in strips.
Pieces of your flesh,
scatter on the floor.
All of them.
A work made with the story that is burnt I tear, page and page of my book.
Inside, record my creations in four years.
Reconstruct, reform, realign.
I sit in front of them, and then,
digest the story that I wrote to represent my book.
The witch was cooking a bowl of warm herbal soup.
She climbed up a mountain to find wood.
The witch was cooking a bowl of warm herbal soup.
She got pure water from the lake.
Day by day,
failure following failure.
Each bowl of warm herbal soup is my emotion,
Each page of work is my soul.
Picking the witchy pair of scissors up,
a page becomes a paper child.
I Burn all of them away.
Release the dead in funeral rite,
My children can leave in ritual.
Ashes remain after the ritual of fire,
Green leaf will grow inside.
My work will grow inside.
A Tree To Be Found Installation and performance, 2003
Description: A grown and nourished tree, awaiting to be found and understood. Osho said, “something important should be understood, and it’s already existed”. Starting from eating behaviors, created a weird and story-telling exhibition. The moths thought that they will become firefly after eating the leaves, mother forced her children to eat Frankenfood. Children crave for food when they are tortured. Horse and goat quarrel because of bean and beancurd. What has made the difference between orange and tangerine. Chapter by chapter, the exhibition became a big story; a big world. With colorful visual impact, to present a respectful world view. “Love” is the final destination.
Description: The author used “Leung”(old-fashioned) to describe the living lifestyle here and now. With her 10 years of green life, she wrote down and drew us the method good living. To put down the heaviness, slowing tasting the life, feeling easy. According to the basic needs of wearing, eating, living, walking and heart, she talked about love towards the world. This is the most intimacy work of the author.
Description: By comic stories, drawing out the dark side of cultivation in modern farmland. Author was then names as “Sweet Terrorist”. The book inspired by Peter Singer’s “Animal Liberation”, which disclosed the ethical problem of cultivation method towards animals. With lovely visual impact instead of bloody pictures, to present the disrespectful food and drink culture. To let us consider the advantage of taking vegetarian food.
Description: With couple of metaphor stories, to unveil the contradiction of “human world” and “natural environment”. Stories include author’s love toward every lives in the world. To rethink human being living in natural world, to rethink the behavior of over development. It recall the readers’ reflection toward their existence in the world. bringing out tears and laughter, it’s just both side of the same coin, good and bad is always coexist. (This book is adapted to theatre in 2005)