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TAM Bethia

譚思晴

bethiatam710@gmail.com
@gwai1tou4

Bethia TAM primarily works with ceramics. For her, ceramics is an art form full of surprises which helps her to embrace the unexpected ups and downs in life. She is keen on exploring the possibilities of combining various materials with clay and glaze. Traces of nature, subtle things in everyday lives and religion are always found in her art.

譚思晴主要以陶瓷為創作媒介,透過燒製陶瓷所得的驚喜與生命中的意外互相呼應作為題材。她熱衷於探索不同物料與泥和釉藥之間的可能性,藉此反思自我。在她的作品中,往往可發現大自然、不起眼的微小事物以及宗教原素。

The Forgotten Ones

Porcelain

9.7 × 7.7 × 5 cm

2019

We shall not forget the past. The Forgotten Ones is a piece echoing the anti-extradition law amendment bill movement and the pro-democratic movement in Hong Kong in 2019. As the protests went on, more “suicide” cases were discovered, however, people thought they were actually being murdered instead. The graphic used was found from propaganda during the movement. The falling gesture reminded us of those suspicious cases since most of the dead bodies were found in the sea or regarded as jumping off from a building. Furthermore, as the cup is used to drink, when it was filled with liquid, people could not see the graphic. However, after finishing it, the graphic reappeared. As if to remind people that the truth was still being covered up and that they were waiting for vindication. Also, to a lot of people, enjoying a cup of coffee or tea is an everyday habit. Each time when people drink, the appearance of graphics reminds us of this piece of important history of Hong Kong.

TAM Bethia

譚思晴

bethiatam710@gmail.com
@gwai1tou4

Bethia TAM primarily works with ceramics. For her, ceramics is an art form full of surprises which helps her to embrace the unexpected ups and downs in life. She is keen on exploring the possibilities of combining various materials with clay and glaze. Traces of nature, subtle things in everyday lives and religion are always found in her art.

譚思晴主要以陶瓷為創作媒介,透過燒製陶瓷所得的驚喜與生命中的意外互相呼應作為題材。她熱衷於探索不同物料與泥和釉藥之間的可能性,藉此反思自我。在她的作品中,往往可發現大自然、不起眼的微小事物以及宗教原素。

Bubbling

Gelatin silver on paper

106 × 23 cm

2017

“You say I am swimming happily.But listen!Can’t you hear the bubbling?I am whispering again and again.Help!”Bubbling is a series of photos taken at the morning market in Prince Edward in which people were buying pet fish. Pets were supposed to be treated with love and care. However, the way the fish were placed was like bags of trash laid on the ground. Therefore, I captured this interesting but ironic scene.