We will be there (Opening reception): 16/12/17 (Sat) 15:00
Exhibition period:16/12/2017 – 30/12/2017
Time: 11:00 – 18:00 / every day from Mon to Sun
Address: Gallery, Kai Tak Campus, HKBU, 51 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon (Choi Hung MTR Exit A2)
The exhibition was a discussion about time, day and dates at the very beginning.
The expiration is always being interpreted as the frigging end at the end of the day – this might be seemingly a factually accurate truth; living in a world with a numerical system from zero to nine, limitation turns into a constant value in our daily life.
If there is no dimension of life that does not include time, days are where we live, dates are the representation of life, expiration is an intersection on a timeline, and this time interval keeps looping regularly.
Simultaneously the “allotted date” splits time and forms time frames of before and after. “Best before” – we are used to make commitments before the “date”, no matter how uncertain and ambiguous it would be; and we are informed to fancy the vague promise.
Not ostentatious, not esoteric, not snobbish – our alumni Sami Lee and Tiffany Law, they articulate the mental vulnerability that we undergo when living with the “expiration date” in reality, and rethinking the presence of time.
Law How Tung Tiffany
Law’s subject matter revolves around melancholic landscape under the occurrence of time, substances deteriorate. The state of decay is inevitable as it is proven by time, and promises that cannot keep is a puff of wind, proven by the reality. She articulates an obsession towards the ambiguity of commitments while reexamining the found objects.
Lee Sum Yi
Lee believes art making purifies dust from everyday life, unleashes her emotion and thoughts. She is keen on collecting objects that are found in daily life repetitively. She tends to find the linkage of oneself and the fundamentals of living through the material processing and studies.