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Twelfth Night  十二夜

Creator: WONG Wai Yim
Performers: Philippe Charmes, Wong Wai Yim, Vinci Mok,
Sei Ryu, Saffron Leung, Chan Mei Tung, Josephine Chan, Pang Jing, Dora Lai.

Date and time: 14, 15, 21 Feb 2014, 8.00pm - 10.00pm
Venue: Presentinart studio, level 2-unit 13 and the platform of the 2nd floor, JCCAC



    
                                 1st Night                                                                                 2nd Night                                                                                      3rd Night                               

               1st night trailer video                                                           2nd night trailer video                                                                  3rd night trailer video      


We’re artists who also work as life models for different art-related places. Each nude painting is not merely the creation of one artist
but a mutual connection between artist and model. Historically, the impressionist painting “Le déjeuner sur l'herbe” by Édouard Manet in 1863
proved controversial by displaying a nude woman enjoying a casual lunch with two fully dressed men.
In contemporary Hong Kong, a collective societal pressure to conform restricts casual displays of liberation.
How can we undermine this conservative norm, individualistic culture and the obedience insisted upon by institutions,
those around us and ultimately ourselves? Despite restrictions having been eased by the government regarding what can be done in public spaces,
do we as the people of Hong Kong have the societal freedom to be able to reclaim ourselves? Or, does the shadow of suppression follow us eternally?

By doing our performances with nude bodies in public space, we’re attempting to open a wide possibility of using our public spaces
with the complete freedom of mind and body.


The opening party took place on Valentine’s Day, 14 Feb 2014. The event continued on the 15th and 21st Feb., 3 nights art performance.

Cathedral bell rings at midnight… Did the security guard appear and kicked us out? Who knows?
Fantasy and madness unraveled chaotically as in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night!

Full detailed program by clicking on this link (will download a PDF file): download 12 nights program


Artists: Philippe Charmes, Wong Wai Yim, Vinci Mok, Sei Ryu, Saffron Leung, Chan Mei Tung, Josephine Chan, Pang Jing, Dora Lai.

Sponsored by: San Miguel, JCCAC, Aron Fotographie System.


Concept: Wong Wai Yim

Organizers: Wong Wai Yim, Philippe Charmes; Presentinart.com

Photographer & cameraman: Ariom Leung, Kenny To, Alan Yau, Syren Johnstone.

Helper: Iris Miu Miu.


* Original concept inspired by Ramona Poenaru "Exhibition (just-an)"



Twelfth Night  十二夜

我 們是藝術家亦同是運用身體來創作的人體模特兒。每一張人體畫都 是藝術家與模特兒的共同創作。
法國畫家馬奈在
1863年創作《草地上的午餐》被視為印象派畫作先鋒,畫作以裸體女子隨便地與兩 個完全
著裝男士共進午餐顯示衝突。裸體在這裡的象徵意義鮮明,在現代生活裡,我們多少能在社會上,去除一切身份階級,
率性歸真地享用公共空間? 而香港多年來殖民統治是如何有意無意地塑造出一個又一個良順的身體,
即使一天我城的公共空間管理主義盡除,也難保我們慣常穿著校服,西裝領帶,在扶手電梯上左行右企的身體,
可以自如地躺在草地上沐浴日光。

空間使用,其實是關乎身體的思 考,自覺自信地使用身體。透過在公共空間裡公開舉辦人體模特兒藝術活動帶 領觀眾思考身體,
充權身體,開闊公眾自如使用公共空間的可能。

情人節晚上,15號及21號晚,有不同 的行為藝術演出。每一晚,藝術家以人體為題,邀請觀眾共同創作,第一晚留下的痕跡,
由第二晚承接,展覽逐漸變成一個不斷伸延和變化的有機體。

每晚零時零分,十二下的教堂鐘 聲響起,我們會否被保安清場,繼而落而逃? 就讓這些晚上,如莎士比亞的十二夜那樣瘋狂!


每一晚的節目内容,請看:on this link (will download a PDF file): download 12 nights program


參與藝術家:陳美彤, 梁惠敏, 黃懷琰, 梁兆齡, 彭靖, 賴雪敏, 閻 魔あい, Philippe Charmes, Vinci Mok, Sei Ryu

贊助:San Miguel. JCCACAron Fotographie System.


Concept: 黃懷琰.

Organizers: 黃懷琰, Philippe Charmes; Presentinart.com

攝影及錄像:Ariom Leung, Kenny To, Alan Yau, Syren Johnstone.

協助:Iris Miu Miu.

* Original concept inspired by Ramona Poenaru "Exhibition (just-an)"




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