SAAN DUNG GEI - LAM TUNG PANG

 

At the end of 2018, Lam Tung Pang took the newly inaugurated high-speed rail from Hong Kong to Beijing. The artist has a fear of flying, so train travel is a necessity, in addition to being a curiosity shared by many fellow Hong Kongers.

In the nine-hour journey, Lam was most shocked when the train passes through a 20-minute long underground tunnel inside the territory of Hong Kong. These brief 20 minutes triggered a series of emotional reaction, instant recall and tangential association, which form the genesis for his creation. In the spring of 2019, Lam picked up these threads in a solo exhibition at Blindspot Gallery, curated by Abby Chen, titled “Saan Dung Gei”. This eponymous book is published for Lam Tung Pang’s solo at Blindspot Gallery, held in March 2019.

In addition to the artworks and installation photos, the book also includes the artist’s writing in the latter half of 2019 and early 2020, titled Post-Saan Dung Gei, the curatorial statement by Abby Chen, and critical essays by art historian Dr. Alpesh Kantilal Patel and the retired Prof. Kurt Chan from The Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong. The book ends with poems performed in a poetry event at the exhibition, initiated by the artist and poet Jennifer Wong, participated by writer/poet Louise Law and Tang Siu Wa.

 

關於《山洞記》
二零一八年末,林東鵬乘搭當時剛開通的高鐵直通車,從香港前往北京。對於向來有飛行恐懼症的林東鵬而言,選擇乘搭火車除了是迫不得已之外,亦滿足了他與當時很多香港人對此新火車路線都懷有的好奇心。在九小時的車程中,最令他受到衝擊的是火車從香港境內至跨境時,穿越過地下黑洞的一段二十分鐘的車程。這短短的二十分鐘引發了林東鵬一連串的情緒反應、回憶和聯想,轉化成他的創作靈感。於二零一九年春,這些種種成就了他在刺點畫廊、由陳暢的個人展覽《山洞記》。

此書正是以這個展覧命名和出版的。除了展覽中的有關作品和現場圖片,亦輯録了藝術家於展覽同年至翌年撰寫的文字《山洞記後》、策展人陳暢的展覽陳述、當代藝術學者及教授Alpesh Kantilal Patel 博士,及前中文大學藝術系教授陳育強的評論文章。書的尾聲,以林東鵬和詩人王詠詩在展覽期間,合作的一場詩作活動中演出的詩句作結。活動參與者還包括作家/詩人羅樂敏和鄧小樺。

 

 

 

 

 

SAAN DUNG GEI - LAM TUNG PANG

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