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This is an experiment in spatial humour, and this assumption of humour can be applied to any urban space. Since this project starts with Lingnan University’s support of its Artist-in-Residence Program, it would seem appropriate to base the experiment around the university campus. Two straight lines were laid on the map of Tuen Mun. The lines extend to East-West through the ridge. The line to the South stretches across the valley and ends on the South coast. Two transects span a wide variety spaces and urban life in Tuen Mun. They would become the premises of this experiment. Exploring the two fixed paths, the artist observes and discovers potential humour along the route. This methodology was adapted from census data collection of marine life, in which marine biologists follow a selected transect across the sea floor and record the species of plants and sea animal encountered.

這是一個關於「空間幽默」的實驗,場所可以是任意的城市空間。 感謝嶺南大學給予藝術家駐校的機會。此實驗以大學為中心,在地圖上劃出縱橫線。縱線由北面泥圍起,途經大學、新墟街市、屯門河、蝴蝶邨等,伸延至南面海岸終。橫線由東面山脊始,途經虎地、兆康西鐵站、小坑村等,到西面山脊止。兩條直線貫穿之地大致包含了屯門社區各種空間及社群。藝術家遊走於這兩條指定路線,並嘗試運用自己的觀察及想像,發掘社區中的空間幽默。(此實驗方式效法海洋生態普查實驗:在海底拉出一條五十米長直绿,觀察和記錄所經之處的魚類品種及大小)。

Publication Date

12-2016

Publisher

Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University

City

Hong Kong

Artist Biography

So Kwok Kin is a registered architect in Hong Kong. He has a background in both architecture and the fine arts, which enables him to combine the language of design with an aesthetics typical of fine art, both in teaching studio courses and in his own art practice. His recent work examines the aesthetics of humour in local urban spaces and the creation of site-specific humour situations and installations.

蘇國堅為香港註冊建築師,同時於建築學及純藝術有相當學術造詣。此背景讓他能貫通藝術與設計兩大範疇於他的教學工作並個人的藝術實踐上。他最新的作品旨在探索城市中的幽默美學及於特定地點進行幽默的創作。

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Residence Period

September to December 2016

Exhibition Period

December 8th - 31st 2016
Exhibition Reception : 18th December 2016

Exhibition Venue

Leung Fong Oi Wan Art Gallery, 2/F Patrick Lee Wan Keung Academic Building, Lingnan University

Disciplines

Interdisciplinary Arts and Media | Visual Studies

Recommended Citation

So, K. K. (2016). Humorous Field - Field to Humour = 幽默地誌-地致幽默. Hong Kong: Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University.