《從觀看說起...》張才生個人作品展 Start from Seeing - Solo Exhibition by Samson Cheung Choi Sang
展覽日期：17/12/2016 - 31/12/2016 (聖誕其間照常開放)
開放時間：2pm - 8pm (星期一休息)，其他時間敬請預約
主講：張才生 (藝術家)，張嘉莉 (展覽對談員)
2012年獲得香港專業進修學院攝影深造文憑後開始認真創作，2013年打開耳朵，探索聲音這媒介源於一隻咖啡杯上的咖啡漬。2014年，為聲音掏腰包 「藝術家支援計劃」2014-15 年度獲選年青藝術家。2015年分別到芝加哥「Experimental Sound Studio」和台北「水谷藝術」作駐場藝術家後開始反思藝術完成品的可持續性，以及嘗試以表演、空間介入等方式將自我與參與者刻畫於各種場景之中。
Start from Seeing - Solo Exhibition by Samson Cheung Choi Sang
Venue: Floating Projects
(Room D, 8/F, Kwai Bo Industrial Building, No.40 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong)
Exhibition Date: 17/12/2016 - 31/12/2016 (Open as usual during X’mas holiday)
Opening hours: 2pm - 8pm (close on Monday), other hours availiable by appointment
Artist talk: 18/12/2016 3:00pm
Speakers: Samson Cheung (Artist), Clara Cheung (Dialogue Developer)
Opening reception: 18/12/2016 5:00pm
Closing performance: 31/12/2016 5:00pm
‘It is not easy to find out since when this pinball was shot off, but the exhibition probably can reveal the status of this pinball running back and forth amongst many different pins and nails. Starting from using a camera to take photos of landscapes, I then picked up daily life objects, like a rock, a lamp shield and a measuring tape to explore the relationships between “sound and space,” and “audience and performers”. Hydrogen balloons and glasses with mud on street also came into the picture, with the expectation of that sudden explosion and the fear of passersby, during the gravity calibration. The “spectacular” scene with fans, projectors, aluminum paper and wood box etc. becomes a conclusion for the moment, after all.’
The pinball machine is an analogy that came into Samson’s mind, after he invited Clara Cheung to be the “dialogue developer” during his preparation for the current exhibition. In their conversations, they talked about how he started with studying photography and then further developed his current practice. The exhibition title, “Start from Seeing...” was also derived from the dialogues.
About the artist
He dreamt of being a farmer, bus driver, football player and geographer but ended up with a Business Administration Degree. He now considers the process of art-makingas a lifelong learning platform and thankfully enjoys being able to look at the sea everyday.
He gained the Postgraduate Diploma in Photography from HKU SPACE in 2012, and started opening up his ears and exploring the sound media in 2013 after beinginspired by the coffee marks in a coffee cup. He was selected as the artist of soundpocket in the “Artists' Supported Program 2014-15". After his artist- in- residency in Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago and Waley Art in Taipei at 2015, he has begun to examine the sustainability of a finished artwork, as well as to explore his ideas with performances and spatial interventions that place himself and participants into certain situations.