Cheung Tze Ching has been exploring different materials from everyday life as the medium of her artwork. She believes that each material has its story and character. Combing the characteristics of the material with an idea and generate new meaning. She is interested in challenging the limitations in society and exploring possibilities of the limitations. “What is Copying?” In her graduation work, René Magritte’s Apple, she asked: “Can copying be unique?”. Tiffany’s art-making process is her reflection on Copying.
The Dying Home
Photos on wood
Ma Shui Po Village is one of the urbanization villages in the Northeast Development Plan in 2007. The village was attacked step by step. This work recorded Ma Shui Po village’s present situation such as scenes of urban erosion. After the developmentplan, all the scenes will be only memories. Once the villages are gone, they will never return.
Real wood is an elements of mother nature, but a piece of real wood is representative of cutting trees and deforestation. Photography is one of the best ways to record the moment. Images of Ma Shui Po village on wooden pieces is a metaphor that the village was demolished and the trees were cut down. These images on wood preserve the land and memories of Ma Shui Po village. These photos are deliberately rough, damaged and semi-translucent, which shows that the village is village is gradually disappearing.