The Land of Ours —— CCCD Touch Art Space

Date: 2020-10-10 - 2020-12-23

Date: 10/10/2020 - 23/12/2020

Opening Hours: From Tuesday to Sunday 12noon - 7:00 p.m. (Closed on Monday and Public Holiday)

Venue: CCCD Touch Art Space, L205, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei

Curatorial Statement

This is the second exhibition launched in CCCD Touch Art Space. Last time we have created a dark space without any lightening, which tries to diminish the visual hegemonism and focus on the sensation of touch. This time, we would like to focus on another discussion of touch art: Materials.  

Little Star has led a creative workshop by using gaffer in the core member meeting. Visually impaired participants also agreed that gaffer is a suitable material for creation. Gaffer not only could replace paint to layout a smooth surface, but the hard texture aspect of gaffer could also create three dimensional or relief products directly. The special feature of gaffer is its own clothing texture, which could be easily and neatly torn by hand. Gaffer could be torn into different lengths and thickness without scissors, and it equipped the qualities of waterproof, heat resistance, high viscosity, and no trace after tearing. Gaffer is usually used on stage and film production, photography, etc, which to fix the electronic wire and related equipment. Gaffer is seen as tools mostly, which seldom appear as a subject of the artwork. 

Transforming gaffer from tools to artwork materials, we create works representing ourselves. Together with all these individual “me’s”, we compose a land belong to “us”.  

 

Curator's information

Little Star is a visually impaired artist. He is interested in every kind of art forms, including creative writing, touch art, storytelling, theatre and music etc. He participated in past performance and exhibitions such as The 10th Macau City Fringe Festival (2010), Listen not Listen sharing cum exhibition, Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong (2015-2016), his paper artwork: "My Flying Heart" won Merit Prize (Youth Division) at Cross All Borders: Hong Kong Festival Showcasing New Visual Artists with Disabilities 2012.

We welcome group guided tour by appointment.

 

Enquiries

Tel:2891 8482

Fax:2891 8483

Emailcccd@cccd.hk

Expanding the Horizons of Touch Art is financially supported by the Arts Development Fund for Persons with Disabilities of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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