I could not recall how I got here 無法憶起 怎樣到達這裏 — Lee Kai-chung 李繼忠

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《無法憶起 怎樣到達這裏》是「復還、繕修與進退維谷」中的一組三頻錄像,它被設置成三聯幅,形成了回憶的湮沒及反回憶。

其中一個錄像是由一份滙豐銀行檔案衍生而來:一位英軍情報人員記錄了一名美國水手在日本港口發現兩座銅獅子及銅像。藝術家將檔案文件轉化成紀錄片式蒙太奇,然後跟其他其個錄像同步:一個華裔守墓者和一個日籍建築師的配偶。三者形成了既不是對話,亦不是獨白的隱晦互動。

在這份作品中,藝術家積極地進行檔案及歷史研究,然後將當中的科學理性,如客觀時間、日期、事件及涉事的人物等,轉化成湮沒及暖昧。

記憶、遺忘及歷史總是在人世的恆常過渡之中,交纏著。

I could not recall how I got here is the triple-channel video that forms part of ‘The Retrieval, Restoration and Predicament’. Set as triptych altarpiece, it renders oblivion of memorial and counter memorial.

One of the three videos is derived from an archival document of HSBC archives about a British intelligence agent reported that an American sailor discovered the two bronze lions and the statues in Japan. Lee turns the document into a documentary montage and synchronises with other two videos (or narratives): one is Chinese guard of the memorial and the other is seemingly spouse of the Japanese architect whom designed the memorial. The three protagonists create hazy interactions, they are neither dialogues nor monologues.

In this work, artist conducts vigorous archival and historical research, and turns rationalities – scientific notions of tine, date, facts, and people involved – of archival materials into oblivion and ambiguity.

Memory, forgotten, and histories are thus intertwined in the constant transitions of human existence.

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李繼忠 Lee Kai-chung

生於1985年。他認為每個人的行為及姿態都是政治上溝通及踰越的表現。於香港城市大學創意媒體學院獲取藝術碩士學位,獲香港藝術發展局頒發「2017藝術新秀獎(視覺藝術)」。他曾參與多個展覽項目,包括《第12屆上海雙年展:禹步——面向歷史矛盾性的藝術》 (2018)、《2018首爾Mediacity雙年展》、《造動:2015亞洲藝術雙年展》、香港當代藝術獎 (2012)、香港藝術博物院 (2011)、香港牛棚藝術村藝術公社《出爐 2008大專藝術畢業生群展》,以及香港中文大學新亞書院誠明館《The Unrealized》(2008)。

Born in 1985. He regards every person’s behaviour and attitude as a display of political communication and overreach. Chung obtained a Master of Fine Arts from School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong and received The Award for Young Artist (Visual Arts) of Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2017 from Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Past exhibitions and projects include 12th Shanghai Biennale: Progress - Art in an Age of Historical Ambivalence (2018); Seoul Mediacity Biennale 2018; Asian Art Biennial 2015; Hong Kong Museum of Art (2011); New Trend 2008, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong; and The Unrealised, Ching Ming Building, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2008).

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Box Size: 168 × 237 × 52 mm
Pages: 7 books, 520 pages in total
Binding: folded and bound using only paper & Saddle-stitching
Printing: Offset printing
Publication Year: 2020
Language: Traditional Chinese, English
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 978-988-74790-1-7