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CHEUNG Hoi Ching

張愷澄

Bibiana received her higher diploma in Early Childhood Education in 2015. She was a registered kindergarten teacher in the field for nearly 4 years. In 2019, she resigned from her job and started her B.A. in Visual Art at the Hong Kong Baptist University, to follow her passion in arts and her future vision to be an art therapist. As a plant lover, she was also certified in Horticultural Therapy back in 2017, experienced in holding therapeutic activities with children.

Her works integrate elements of botanic materials, sounds, smells, images and installations. With her sensibility with nature, emotions and memories of human living, she intends to incorporate art and botanical elements as an agent to rediscover the relationship of symbiosis, as well as the visceral part of oneself through the perception of daily life and the circulation of nature.

張愷澄, 2015年完成幼兒教育高級文憑,畢業後開始幼兒教學生涯。2019年期間,於香港浸會大學攻讀視覺藝術學士學位三年級。她熱愛植物,並於2017年完成園藝治療課程,致力為幼兒推行園藝活動。

在她的藝術創作中,作品常見以植物、氣味、聲音、影像及裝置為媒介。藉著對自然世界的好奇,結合對生活中的感知,情緒和記憶為創作主線。透過植物在作品上的表達,反思人與環境的親密關係;亦以植物為喻,訴說生命的故事。

Let the pure depart in purity

質本潔來還潔去

Lily, rose, forget me not, carnation, chrysanthemum, hydrangea, lisianthus, sounds collected from 20 regions, fabric, spray glue

白合、玫瑰、勿忘我、康乃馨、菊花、繡球花、桔梗花、來自二十個國家的聲音、黑布、噴膠

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在殯儀館收集陌生人的花牌,保存花的色澤後磨粉漂散,並收錄了來自不同國家的聲音,讀出《傳道書》第三章。

儀式中,花陪伴著往生者最後一程,同時安慰在世的人,彌留生死之間。過後,花同樣經歷生命的終結,回歸塵土。藝術家以花為喻,結合聲音,表達對生命本質的憐惜和反思,並就個人對生命的漂泊和依歸作出回應。

Memorial flowers from strangers were collected at the funeral parlor after ceremonies by the artist. She then preserved the colors by dehydration and transformed it to powder as a manifestation of dust. By collecting voices from over 20 regions reading the same passage of Ecclesiastes 3, participants organically narrate the life cycle in collaboration.  

The flowers witnessed the final stage of a deceased person and accompanied their friends and families during the event; whereas the flowers are expecting to return to dust in time. The artist subtly metaphorized life progression through botanical materials, incorporating sounds as a response to question the essence of life.