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Sensory/Motor@Night of Ideas 2020 《感應/運動》@思想之夜2020

Sensory/Motor@Night of Ideas 2020《感應/運動》@思想之夜2020


The linkage between our sensory and motor system allows us to react to what we perceive. From watching and hearing stories from the others, would it change how we react to the world around us? Sensory/Motor intends to explore the possibilities to discuss social issues with video art, which sometimes is considered abstract compared to other moving images.

The program presents six verbal or non-verbal internal dialogues of different people: Jess Wong, Ricky Wong, and Shek Ka Chun’s Losing Sight of a Longed Place is an animation about the struggles faced by the LGBTQ+ community in Hong Kong. Anson Mak’s Goodbye memorizes the demolished Star Ferry Pier and memory of the city. Hugo Kenzo and Sophia Shek’s Vincy tells the story of a musician who refused to be stereotyped. In Linnéa Haviland’s Turning, colorful images are integrated with the discussion of a group of young girls about their thoughts and confusions about lives and identities. In Phoebe Man’s Rewriting History, stop-motion animation is used to overwrite the painful memories of sexual assault survivors in the hope of redemption. In Natalie A. Chao’s Searching for Her, the filmmaker tried to talk to her mother, who passed away years ago due to depression, and herself through a series of video dialogues.

Stories can be told by sharing intangible sentiments. According to Gilles Deleuze, the sensory-motor break leads to imagination of what might happen. In showcasing artworks that respond to different social topics, Sensory/Motor brings the audience to perceive others’ stories, leads to imaginations of what things can be, and, hopefully, to induce actions.

感應和運動系統之間的聯繫,使我們能夠對自己的感知作出反應。通過觀看和聆聽其他人的故事,會否改變我們對周圍世界的反應? 「感應/運動」意圖探索錄像藝術——一種與其他流動影像相比,偶爾被認為太抽象的藝術形式,以其討論社會議題的可能性。

節目呈現了六段透過語言或非語言、回應不同題目的自我對話:黄梓瑩黄俊朗石家俊的《暗房夜空》,一部關於香港LGBTQ +社群面對日常掙扎的動畫。麥海珊的《再見》把今天已拆卸的天星碼頭刻進影像,探索城市記憶。Hugo Kenzo石晶瑩的《 Vincy》講述一個拒絕刻板形象的音樂人之故事。在Linnéa Haviland的《Turning》中,一群年輕女孩討論著對生活和身份的想法和困惑,配上色彩繽紛的影像。文晶瑩的《重寫歷史》以定格動畫改寫性侵犯倖存者的痛苦回憶,藉此寄望獲得救贖。在趙芷妮的《尋找她》,電影人透過並置一系列影像,嘗試跟多年前因抑鬱而過身的母親——以及自身——進行對話。

分享無以名狀的情感能傳遞故事。根據德勒茲(Gilles Deleuze)的說法,截斷感應—運動連鎖能引發人們對可能發生事情的想像。「感應/運動」期望透過這些回應著不同社會議題的作品,讓觀眾感知他人的故事,想像事物的可能性,並或許將以行動來回應。

event details /

Sensory/Motor@Night of Ideas 2020

Date: 18 January 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Venue: St. James’ Settlement | 85 Stone Nullah Lane, Wanchai, HK
Organizer: The Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau
Curator: Angel Leung
Assistant Curators: Joseph Chen, John Chow, Myra Chan
Goodbye | Anson Mak | 2006
Losing Sight of a Longed Place | Jess Wong, Ricky Wong, and Shek Ka Chun | 2017
Rewriting History | Phoebe Man | 2010
Searching for Her | Natalie A. Chao | 2016
Turning | Linnea Haviland | 2019
Vincy | Hugo Kenzo and Sophia Shek | 2019

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時間:4:00pm – 9:30pm
地點: 聖雅各福群會 | 香港灣仔石水渠街85號8樓
主辦: 法國駐港澳總領事館
《Turning》 Linnea Haviland
《Vincy 》Hugo Kenzo、 石晶瑩