馬穎汶
馬穎汶
MA Wing Man
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MA Wing Man

Ma Wing Man’s work creates experiences, most often through creating scenarios or journeys for different audiences by awakening their senses, memories and emotions towards personal experiences or a place in particular. Inspired by participatory art, Ma finds intimacy and connection between people the most thoughtful and delightful entity. Audiences are often inadvertently engaged in the creative process of her work. Dialogues are triggered to redefine a certain space by surmounting its common purposes, changing people’s perception and ultimately building a new relationship between people and the physical space. While she is eager to construct space and collective moments with people, she is also accentuating the delicate minutiae of everyday life in her work. The inspiration of some of her works came from her deepest feeling towards the surroundings, her frustration and eagerness. They are transformed and manifested as her spiritual sustenance in her work. Ma Wing Man went for an exchange programme at Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland in 2018. Her works were exhibited in group shows including Hong Kong, Berlin and Zurich.

馬穎汶的作品能夠讓觀眾透過體驗,喚起其對自身經歷或對某事某處的感知、記憶和情感。受到參與式藝術的啟發,她視人與人之間的親密感和連結為最微妙且重要的存在。觀眾會成為她創作過程的一部分:當人們在交談的時候,空間便會被重新定義,跨越了其既有觀念,並重新製造出了人與空間的關係。馬穎汶樂於建構空間與集體記憶,同時亦鍾情於日常生活中的細枝末節。某些作品的靈感來自週遭事物給予她的深刻情懷、困惑和憧憬——它們會轉化成心靈的養分,繼而成為作品。 在2018年間,馬穎汶於瑞士蘇黎世藝術大學交流。她的作品曾在香港、柏林和蘇黎世展出。

In the Lack of

2018

Neps and threads from people connected with

A palm size

I started missing steadiness and a place I can go back to.

I was unwillingly shifted to ten different apartments during my half-year exchange in Zurich, Switzerland due to lots of unpredictability and difficulties. The helplessness every time I moved from one place to another with all my luggages was beyond sufferable. The uncertainty before I moved into another place put me in desperation. I need a home.

For me, what builds a home is the people, the connection and relationship. I started to collect neps and threads, both silently and noticeably, from clothes of friends and strangers I met in anywhere at anytime. I recognised the easy evanescence of the intangible links with people and their importance to provide comfort and steadiness. At the end of the day, it is the intimacy between two people in every single action helped me to find a comfort, to connect happiness in an unfamiliar city.

So, am I home afterall?

Let’s Go on a Picnic

2017

Mixed media

Documentary Video Duration: 4m38s Video link: https://youtu.be/EijXMIlUc1k Choice of Music: Nadine’s Song played by Hong Kong’s MTR Station

Making use of the properties of Kam Sheung Road MTR Station,( water, space, sunlight through the large windows, the low usage lawn and the weekend market outside the station) a picnic serving fresh and good quality handmade breads is held. Local citizens, friends and MTR staff are invited and welcome to join and taste a fresh slice of bread produced at the MTR. Through spending three to four hours in the MTR station to make bread, the restrictions with no eating, no staying, no private activity are challenged and the usage of MTR station is changed from the public space to private place. The perceptions of how people see and treat public spaces are inspired though the dialogues and their involvements.

A Translucent Moment with You

2017

Paper, tracing paper, leaves

Size variable

My vigorous handwriting left insensible markings on paper, only to share my modern Chinese poetries with people by reappearing the disappearing existence in every day. The imprinted poetries are about the subtle changes in a room that disappear every day and thus people can experience the delicate minutiae of everyday life.