Ho Chin Ying’s works seek a “voice” different to most of the public voice. She seeks common ground while preserving differences. Compared to the common point of view, she prefers to be optimistic. Making a difference in the world will help us solve the problems and make improvement in our life. In comparison with the visual image, materials are what she considers more important. Experiment and testing workable material, for her, is not only the process of creating works, but also a chance to explore herself. Without spoken language, the work becomes a storyteller to the audience.
In her works, she intends to give a message to the audience: we are living together but we are different and special to each other. At the same time, she tries to find out who she is in her work.
求同存異——是何展瑩嘗試在她的作品中向觀眾所傳達的訊息。與其人云亦云，倒不如轉換角度去看待事物，可能更有助解決問題。 對何展瑩而言，材料的運用不只是代表她的創作過程，亦是一個機會——發現不一樣的自己，因此她嘗試從作品中找尋自己，反覆思考：究竟「我是誰？」 作品不需要語言文字的協助，因為其作品就是一個說書人，向觀眾道出它的故事。
Glowing in the Dark.
Reflective plastic material on fabric.
“Every woman should own a little black dress.” And every woman should have their own little black dress. Dressing it on and walks in the street. It looks like a swinging glowing jellyfish in the deep sea. In the dark, the black dress still can be glowed by itself. She hopes this can remind herself: even in the dark (in the dejected mood), don’t lose herself. As long as she is still here so that she will not be swallowed by the darkness and be the light onto herself.
Animals keep evolving to accommodate themselves to the new surroundings. So she has an idea: How about human evolves from Mammal to be Amphibian. She imagines the breakthrough of the limit of classifications. This is her imagination of “human” in the future.
Trace in One Day
Hourglass has two sides: up and down. Sand dropping from up to another side. After we reverse it, sand drops back again. It looks like a mirror. If time can be reversed, we do not use the time well, it still losing. It reminds us to cherish our time.