CHENG Tsz Tung, Jennifer
鄭芷彤

CHENG Tsz Tung, Jennifer practises mixed media. In the past two years, she did several projects about the 'circulation' of space, culture, personal emotions and social phenomenon. The shape of circle constantly appears in her mind, and it reminds her of different cycles in her surroundings. The shape of a circle is an important element in her works, which functions as a magical and endless path. She often thinks about the relationships and cycles in life, and the continual questioning helps her create her works. 'If humans are dots on the path of a cycle, where are our positions? What is circulation? Is the path we believe "right"? Where is the starting point and the end? Are we trapped?' She wants to observe and find out the circulation of different 'lives' by experimenting with different creations to learn how the cycle works.

鄭芷彤的實踐基於混合媒介。在過去的兩年裏,她完成了多項與空間、文化、個人情感和社會現象的「循環」相關的的項目。圓的形狀一直縈繞在她的腦海中,使她想起周遭的不同週期。圓形是她作品中的一項重要元素,是一條神奇且無盡的軌道。她經常反思生命與週期間的關係,而持續的反思使得她創作自己的作品。「倘若人類是循環軌道上的點,那麼我們又處於何等位置?甚麼是循環?我們所相信的道是『正確』的嗎?起點與終點又在何方?我們是被困住了嗎?」她渴望透過嘗試不同的創作以觀察並找出不同「生命」的循環以及了解循環中的原理。

Previous Works
A Floating Cloud
浮雲
2018

Marble
大理石

41.6 × 25.2 × 22.1 cm

'Stone is heavy that stays on the ground; the cloud is weightless that floats in the air.'

The differences between the sky and earth represent the struggle of feelings. A Floating Cloud asks a question of 'why do I have to be perfect'. The ideology of accomplishing everything is contrasting with the nature of the cloud. A marble cloud reflects the contrasts between reality and wishes through the form and material of the sculpture. A floating cloud is supposed to be light and fluffy, but it turns into a heavy, hard, and unmovable stone in A Floating Cloud.

'Everything is just an imagination.'

石頭是重的;而雲是輕的。一個在天,一個在地。

天地間的差異代表了情感上的掙扎。浮雲主要創作自一個問題:「為什麼我們一定要是完美的?」渴求成就一切的思想主義與雲的本質相違背。浮雲》中的大理石雲雕塑的物料和形狀反映現實與理想間的矛盾。一片浮雲本應該輕而柔軟浮雲》卻把它變成一塊既重又硬且難以推動的石頭。

所有事物都只是一種空想。

Struggling vs. Liberation
掙扎與釋放
2019

Rubber string, compression pantyhose, brassiere buckle, thread
橡筋、緊身襪褲、胸圍扣、 線

52 × 33 cm

Struggling vs. Liberation explores the relationship between struggling and liberation within the topic 'light and heavy' through creating a 'second skin'. CHENG Tsz Tung, Jennifer's back pain and life pressure make her stays in a state of struggling. The 'second skin' in Struggling vs. Liberation becomes a filter layer between the inner and outer world that filters and soothes her pressure. She achieves the liberation of pain and changes the existing situation by the struggles in forces in Struggling vs. Liberation. The 'second skin', as a tailor-made health care cloth, is a kind of self-adjusting and self-treatment to CHENG.

掙扎與釋放延伸「輕和重」主題透過製作第二層皮膚探索掙扎與釋放之間的關係。鄭芷彤一直以來因痛及生活壓力而陷入欲動卻痛,欲停卻憂的困境掙扎與釋放》中的第二層皮膚作為內在與外在世界間的過濾過濾和緩解了鄭芷彤的壓力。她通過掙扎與釋放製造力量之間的角力以釋放她的痛楚放並改變現狀第二層皮膚亦是一件個人化的保健衣服,對於鄭芷彤而言是一種自我調整和治療。