UUendy Lau | 集體場景 Collective Scenes
集體場景 Collective Scenes
劉景雯 UUendy Lau
香港 Hong Kong
年份 | Year
地點 | Location
裝置：二號賞鳥小屋與周遭樹林 Installation: Bird-watching Cabins 2 and the trees nearby
工作坊：月池教室、自然中心 Workshops: Pond Classroom & Visitor Centre
材料 | Materials
Branches, Leaves, Flowers, Hemp Rope, Grass, Waste Paper, Eco-friendly paint
理念 | Statement
Guandu is a hybrid environment documenting the changes of the nature and evolution of culture and urban development. After learning the transformation of the area and meeting with the local people, I value Guandu as a precious and unique platform for us to critically reflect our attitude towards the balance of protecting the nature, preserving the traditional culture and flourishing the city.
Walking through the Guandu neighbourhood, I was attracted by the pattern on the windows. They set a frame for the scene that we perceive and, at the same time, redirect how we interpret the city with nature by initiating dialogues between the reality and our individual perspective. These windows were translated into an abstract language which is formed by lines and shapes. It may resemble the last rice paddies left in Guandu visually but, speculatively, it also represents diverse voices and viewpoints crisscrossing each other. When they encounter and start a conversation, they are creating different possibilities and future scenarios for this place, and thus the city and our humanity. My installation aims to offer an alternative approach to unveil the dissimilarity, to welcome such distinction as well as to rethink our responsibility for nature and culture. It is a collection of windows placed in various positions in the park highlighting different (hidden) sceneries which serve as a stimulus for the audience to reconsider the relationship among the nature, the tradition, and the city modernisation through art.
The artwork is associated with a series of workshops involving public engagement and discussion from visitors, artists and the local people. Participants are encouraged to re-examine and explore the environment and its current status with curiosity, appreciation as well as respect.
Wendy is a multidisciplinary designer and artist with a strong passion for experimental art and critical designs. Her works cover various disciplines of design including fashion, illustration, installation, live-performance and workshops. In 2011, she started UUENDY LAU, a novel and original design laboratory. "Double U" is a unique recognition of her emphasising not only Double Happiness 'üü', but also a language strengthening the connections among individuals 'ü-ü' . Her design intention aims to provoke discourses and enhance physical interaction through a conversation with art, lifestyle and the nature.