Honours Project
譚德熙
TAM Tak Hei

Tam Tak Hei is interested in the space that surrounds us, objects that change the atmosphere of it, especially the interactions between space and architectural forms. He tends to use elements of space and architecture to create his works.
Putting his interests into practice, instead of creating large scale sculpture, he typically creates smaller objects. To be more specific, he likes to adopt the idea of the “miniature”, objects that captured the essence of forms even in small size. He adopts metalsmithing and jewellery making as his art practice. He considers jewellery as a small space—each piece of jewellery contains a spac​e of its own. He interprets the essence of architecture and adopt the structure and details of certain architectural elements. His works are often miniature and wearable at the same time, thus the context changes when it is being displayed or worn. Using the body as an architectural interface, he addresses the relationship and intimacy between architecture and humankind, making those ornaments of architecture become ornaments of the body and parts of the body silhouette. Reminding us our relationship with the architecture, creating a alternate intimacy between architecture and mankind.

譚德熙十分留意周遭空間與物件之間的影響,尤其是空間與建築物的互動,因此他的作品亦傾向運用空間及建築元素。在他的創作中,他一般會製作小型物件而非大型雕塑。更準確地說,他喜歡引用「微型」這概念:從細小體積捕捉物件的精髓,並利用建築的精隨,對結構與細節的構造加以詮釋。
金工則是譚德熙主要的創作方法,他認為「首飾」是一種微型空間——每一件首飾都是一個空間的載體。他的作品既是一件「微型」作品,亦是可穿戴的物品,所以其作品的內容在展示或佩戴時會有所轉變。當「首飾」穿戴在身上時,身體便成為了一種建築載體,他希望以此強調建築物與身體的親密關係,將建築物的配件轉化成為身體的穿戴物及身體輪廓的一部份——提醒我們與建築物之間的關係,凝造另類的親密感。

The Ordinaries On The Street
街角一物

Patinated brass, epoxy putty, acrylic, screws, nuts, stainless steel pin
染色黃銅、環氧樹脂膠泥、亞加力膠、螺絲、絲母、不鏽鋼針

Size variable 尺寸不定
2019

The street consists of many ordinary parts, although we seldom observe them in detail, there is a kind of “unfamiliar familiarity” in between, which was rooted in our conscious ages ago.

We know their existence, but our gaze seldom falls upon those repeating elements. By turning the ordinary parts of the street into miniature jewellery, the series intends to raise our awareness of those overlooked details, shortening the relationship between those ordinaries and the body, providing us with the imageability to consider their symbolic meaning.

街上有很多平凡部件,雖然未曾認真觀察,卻對它們有一種陌生的熟悉感。其實它們早已在我們的意識中留下烙印。

我們知其存在,卻甚少着眼當中那些不斷重複的元素。本系列運用工業物料,將街角的平凡之物微縮,並轉化為首飾,以求引起大家關注平常所被忽略的細節,拉近它們與身體的距離,讓我們重新留意其象徵意義。