SIN Hoi Tung, Natalie
冼凱彤

SIN Hoi Tung, Natalie is interested in the value of materials. As a faithful Catholic, she believes that 'human beings live not on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God'. (Matthew 4:4) Although bound by this material world, we can actually only fulfil our life though non-material experiences. For SIN, art-making, as a material process, always makes her question the intention and essence of her practice: 'If what human need is not material, why do I need to spend time and energy to make art?' As she investigates this question, she discovers that art does not only serve as a material purpose, but also as a tool to convey messages. It helps us get to know more about ourselves and explains the emotion that cannot be verbalised.

冼凱彤對於物質的存在價值很感興趣。作為一名虔誠的天主教徒,她相信「人生活不只靠餅,而也靠天主口中所發的一切言語。」(瑪竇福音4章4節)。雖然人類需要物質生活,但實際上人類也需要通過非物質的體驗來實現生命。對冼凱彤而言,藝術創作作為一種物質過程,總是讓她質疑自己時間的意圖和本質:「如果人類所需要的並不是物質,那我為何要花時間和精力進行創作呢?」。在不斷探索究這個問題時,她發現藝術不僅包含一種物質目的,也是一種傳遞信息的工具。它能幫助我們更了解自己,並替人道出無法用言語表達的情感。

Previous Works
Up-cycling wood product design series
2019

Recycled wood, denim

Set of five, dimensions variable

Up-cycling wood product design series is a service internship project commissioned by The
Carpenter’s House in Taiwan.

Magazines Ladder
2019

Wood, recycled wood

113 × 80 × 45 cm (folded); 88 × 60 × 45 cm (open)

The Doughs Diary
2018

Stop-motion video

2 min 16 sec

The Doughs Diary is a documentation of a mother dough and its little naughty dough. Life
repeats itself until mold is approaching to mother dough…