TOE 2016/17 Advanced Course "Connections"
Connections 2016/17 is an extension of the advanced course of Through Our Eyes Photography Education Programme. It collects the works of the Artist Educator and participating students from the workshop “ Connections II-Group Photo”.Through the photo work of participating students, we tried to convey the emotional connection between people and address the social issues we have today.
Inspired by the collective behaviour of people, the workshop explored human relationships and the stories behind them from an arts and humanities perspective. It was divided into three parts, namely theories and techniques, case study and individual project. In the case study part, the tutor invited students to take part in his photography project and take family photos for terminally ill patients in hospital. The unique subject matter and experience not only helped students gain technical knowledge about group photography, but also let them experience how the photographer interacted with people during a shoot. During the last part of the workshop, each student chose a photo subject, carried out a group photo shoot using different techniques and told a story with their own photographs.
A Living Space: The Homes of Pak Sha O
What is essential for a place to be considered “Home”?
How can we create a living space of our own?
The Chinese title of the book, literally means a livable house, is named after a house that artist Ki WONG found on the way. Every time she passes by the house, it inspires her to ponder what is so-called life. This book is the first in a series of three episodes of a biennial art project “A Living Space”, whose aim is to explore the intrinsic quality and possibility of life through a range of observation, exploration and research. Its initiatives will take various forms, such as works of art, publications, exhibitions, websites and public events – all linked by the same theme.
For more details please visit:
A Living Space Official Website
About A Living Space: The Homes of Pak Sha O
Social Manufacture - Made in To Kwa Wan Exhibition Catalogue
For details please kindly refer to the Chinese version.
Art as Social Interaction Guide Book
In Taiwan, in recent years, as art finds more and more ways to interact with society at large, the role and function of art in our modern day society have become increasingly valued, seen as the symbol of democracy.
Aside from its historical roots in the western avant-garde art movement, this phenomenon is also closely related to the lifting of Taiwanese martial law rule in 1987 as well as the emphasis on community building, the implementation of public art and the demand for cultural civil rights, which began in the 1990s.
In Hong Kong, after 1997, with the drastic changes in political environment came the rise of the power of civil action; many creative advocacies and actions formed alliances and networks, evolving into an anti-establishment counter-culture. In the last few years, the core effort of the Hong Kong artistic community’s interaction with society has been to highlight through
art such issues as community living, preservation of cultural heritage, community development, residential right, environmental right, and memories of the past.