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Back to the Void
Back to the Void
Back to the Void

LEE Ho Wing Michelle continued her encounters with libraries and walked through the accidentally opened passage, reached the “Base Library” at two different nodes of time and space. The venue of the “Floating Projects” at Wong Chuk Hang will transform the exhibition site-specifically. Using reading as a searching method, LEE seeks for the enlightenment brought about by books, embraces ideas that follow from her intuitive thinking, and makes books meet and establish connections in multiple orders, deploying the provisions of the “Floating Projects Library” already installed on site. In the book When Books Went to War, Molly Guptill Manning mentioned how the used books gathered by Victory Book Campaign in 1942 offered soldiers a temporary breathing space when reading. It is as if fresh breath is exhaled from a void and turned into a floating force, transporting the books as they drift into another space. This kind of flow is like the character of the “Floating Projects”, which turns kinetic energy into fuels that sustain survival, and the act of gleaning into experimental actions.

Crates are the reoccurring objects that serve to load books to different locations. The delivery passage may not always be as expected: the box may be stuck somewhere, or must be pushed into a void for a clear passage. But the repetitive laborious act is similar to art creation, and both leave some memorable traces.

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李可穎延續她與圖書館的種種相遇,走過被偶然打開的通道,到達在兩個不同時空下的「據點圖書館」。是次展覽將於「據點。句點」空間進行,以閱讀作為搜尋的方法,探索書籍中蘊藏的啟示,擁抱從直覺引發的點子,讓書籍以不同秩序聚合並建立聯繫,呈現一種必須在「據點圖書館」這個空間才可以發生的作品。在《書本也參戰》一書中,茉莉.戈波提爾.曼寧道出「據點圖書館」收集了1942年勝利募書運動的舊書,讓軍營中的士兵在書中獲得短暫的喘息處。這一口氣,從某個缺口呼出,化作飄浮的力量,令書籍漂流到另一個空間;那種流動就如「據點。句點」 空間的特性,以動能衍生生存的力量,以募集作為實驗的起始點。 貨箱是重覆出現的物件, 其作用在於裝載書籍送達到不同地點。運送的通道未如期許,箱子或許會被卡住某處,或須把它推進某個空處才能清空通道。這種來來回回的勞動跟創作同出一轍,沒有車輪但痕跡依然存在。

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被編入的住處 | Container Living

 

木箱、卡板、金屬、燈泡、菲林夾框、正片、紙、風扇

Wooden crates, wooden pallet, metal, light bulb, film mounts, positive films, papers, and fan

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為箱中暫存的書本開幾扇窗,便有了光、空氣,和流動的風景。偶聚的秩序在木箱中產生。在「據點。句點」這個空間,書本結識了新的朋友,也被賦予新的號碼。  

 

Light, air and moving scenes are provided by constructing windows in the wooden crates for the books that temporary stayed. The order of being together was produced in wooden crates. Books meet new friends in Floating Projects and were assigned with new call numbers.

The Sidetracks from the Journey

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旅程的旁支| The Sidetracks from the Journey

 

單頻錄像|彩色|7’20”

Single channel video | Colour | 7’20”

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透過繞路維持思考的暢通。阻滯,產生於堵。堵住了就帶來時滯,讓我慢慢找到通路。橫須賀的觀光不在旅程預計之中,但原來是書本所經之地。

 

The sidetracks from the journey maintain the flow of unobstructed thought through detour. The obstacles result from blocking, while it brings the time lag that allows me to search the pathways slowly. I did not planned to visit Yokosuka but I found out it was originally the place where the book passed by.

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謝謝他(寫)的書 |Thank Him for the Book

 

單頻錄像|彩色| 9’39”

Single channel video | Colour | 9’39”

2018

 

根據《陳君葆日記》和文獻展開旅程,追溯書本逗留的空間。 重設秩序,偶爾偏離原來路線。看到如樹籬的書櫃,覺察修園業者出現的原因。

 

According to the details from Chan Kwanpo’s Diaries and the archival document, I planned my journey to trace the locations where the books once stayed. The order was reset, and occasionally deviated from the original route. The reason for the appearance of gardeners was revealed after discovering the hedge-like bookshelves.

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特大書籍 | Oversize Book


模型、植物、車燈、膠檯布、膠紙、書立、磁石、書本、透明膠片、紙鎮、地球儀
Model, plants, front bike light, plastic table cloth sheets, masking tapes, bookstands, magnets, paper weight, globe.


Dimension variable

2018

 

這是一本只能在「據點圖書館」出現的特大書籍。基於當中的內容是從「據點。句點」募集而來,它只能被介定為借閱館藏。此書連結了不同圖書館和私人書籍,在十天的栽培下生成這個狀態,就像伸出不同的根莖,連結不同的人和事物。

This is a mega-book that can only appear in the "Floating Projects Library." Based on the content collected from Floating Projects, it can only be defined as a reference book. This book presents connections among different libraries and private collection. It grows into this state after ten days of cultivation, just like sprouting out rhizomes and connecting different people and things.

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Classification

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分類法|Classification

 

紙本繪畫 Drawing on paper

92 cm x 160 cm

2018

 

把收集的書本分類。

 

The categorization of the collected books.