YU Tsz Ching, Clover
余芷晴

YU Tsz Ching, Clover focuses on installation and explores different mediums. She experiments with wood, gold and stone, which are usually used in traditional sculptures, as well as moving image and sound, which can be categorised as new media, creating works through modulating different layers of mediums.

YU's research mainly looks into the theme of communication between herself and social affairs. Her recent work, SightSeer, traces the anxiety that teenagers feel in society. Using an old, second-handed DVD player bought from Apliu Street, replaying the video on a disk showing the journey of a teenager's day, in an area filled with printed screenshots of the video scattered around the floor.

余芷晴着重於結合各種媒介來創作裝置藝術——在雕塑中使用木頭、金屬、石頭等材質;在媒體中使用影像和聲音,並通過疊加層次來創作作品。

余芷晴的研究主要關注自與身與社會之間的主題。 她的近期作品《SightSeer》追溯了青少年在社會中的焦慮,以及被認為與社會無利害關係的群體所造成的自卑。透過在鴨寮街購買的二手老舊光碟機,在散佈光碟盒封面的地板上, 把回到少年時代旅程的影片重播。

Inhale Exhale
吸呼

Audio recording
錄音

10 min 40 sec

YU Tsz Ching, Clover believes inhaling and exhaling is a process of acceptance – choosing how much to intake, digest and release. Thus, the notion of acceptance is not a mere act of passive option.

People often set up frameworks and standards from their very own point of view as their golden rules, similar to the misconception of inhale-exhale as a passive act. In fact, when accepting experience of the outside environment, there is a need of (re)learning, and thinking with action also run in parallel which is indeed a very active act.

With city soundscape, sound of breathing and heartbeat, Inhale Exhale shows multiple dimensions of space and rhythm that construct various relations between space and place with the artist. It creates also, a 'mental transportation' along the trajectory travelling back and forth in cityscape and self-reflective inner space, similar to meditation.

余芷晴認為,吸氣與呼氣是一個「接受」的過程:選擇接收多少、消化多少、排放多少。所以也是說,「接受」並非消極被動的選擇。

人類總是不自覺地設立框架,以自己的世界觀作準,就如一般人以為「吸氣與呼氣」是一個被動概念一樣。其實,接受外在環境資訊時,必需要經過求知(再)學習,而且思考與行動必須並行。這個過程是非常主動的。

《吸呼》透過城市聲境、呼吸聲和心跳聲,展示多重空間性和節奏,建構藝術家與空間和地方的關係,建立一種「意識運輸工具」,與聽衆一起穿梭於城市空間和內在自我空間的反思旅程,有如冥想。