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Jul 2007 CYS Pioneer Art Program, C.C.C. Chuen Yuen Second Primary School

It was a joint program with C.C.C. Chuen Yuen Second Primary School aiming to trigger student’s interest on art and culture and promote their creativity in art. Students visited three different exhibitions and created artworks in different mediums based on the inspiration from the exhibition. As a highlight of the program, students exhibited their work at school library which allowed them to experience a complete process of art creation.

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Jul to Oct 2005 Mentoring Program

This program was launched in 2005 summer for people who were interested in taking a residency in the Kwun Tong 1126 studio.

The participants were free to use the studio for the purpose of creating art. The artist and the participant spent time together to share experience in art making. Other activities were also include presentations, discussions, visits to other galleries, etc. A final exhibition was held in the studio to show the process and the work from the mentoring program.

The aim of the program was to provide opportunities for young people who were interested in Art to share experience with the artists and taking a residency in the “Kwun Tong 1126 Studio”; hoping the two-ways communication will enrich creativity on both sides.

To smell and to realize lightness Ying Mui Tang (curator)

We believe Art can arouse people to view things from a different angle. In this exhibition, we try to explore lightness.

We say that something is light by lifting up the object and feel the weight of it. We can also tell whether an object is light or not by seeing. For example, we can tell that feathers are light.

We use touch and sight to perceive lightness; can we perceive lightness by smell?

How do we smell?

In order to smell something; the molecules of that something have to reach your nose first. The molecules are the lightest we know of, and they travel through air into your nose. In this way, we can smell the lightness of things!

How do people from different cultures regard smell?

In the western world, seeing and hearing are the most highly regarded. As for smelling, it has been degraded for centuries. But in non-western culture, smells are sometimes very important in their culture.

For those who are interested, you are encouraged to visit the following site:
http://www.sirc.org/publik/smell_culture.html

But we can smell lightness too!

How do we explore “ smelling the lightness”?

In stage I, the whole tangerine is crushed and release its fragrance, the smallest molecules are released.

Visually, we will enhance the participants’ visual sense by using the original colour of tangerines. The colour and the fragrance will disperse into the surrounding and the participants are urged to open their sensation to indulge in it.

In stage II, the reverse will happen, tangerine peels will be placed in sugary water, when the sugary water saturates, it will crystallize, this is a process where the smallest molecules will come back together to form a solid mass again.

Many things can be reversible but there are far too many that are irreversible. Like smell, once we have smelled something, we can’t un-smell it!

What would that extend our vision about smell & lightness?

We hope through this exploration of lightness by smell, we can contemplate our everyday life from a different angle than the one we used to.

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