The Waste Land - MFA Graduation and Student Show 2022

Showcase

The Waste Land is an exhibition structured by pieces, as in the worlding of T.S Elliot’s poem; it is composed of diverse voices from various perspectives. Gathering works by emerging artists from MFA Creative Media, this exhibition showcases their unique responses to our current world, experimenting in the chaotic playground. It also showcases their documentary, feature film, experimental and animation works.

14 May 31 May 2022
Opening Night + Performance 11/05, 19:00-20:30 || Exhibitions 14-31/05, 11:00-18:00 daily || Online Artist Talks 20, 23, 26/05 || Film Preview 21-22, 28-29/05
Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre
Free Admission
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Opening Night 開幕典禮

Date 日期: 11/5/2022

Venue 地點: Multimedia Theatre(M1060), L1 多媒體劇院

Time 時間: 19:00 - 19:30

Performance 表演: "Emojians"

Date 日期: 11/5/2022

Venue 地點: Multimedia Theatre(M1060), L1 多媒體劇院

Time 時間: 20:00 - 20:30

Emojians is an immersive experimental performance that explores the possibility of Emoji, an emerging internet language, as performance notations. Interconnected through a modified Discord server, performers from different backgrounds act as both interpreters and creators of Emoji-based prompts. Audio feedback generated by the smartphone network reflects the physicality of the performance as a result of the virtual interaction.

Director 導演: Longman LUK

Performers 表演者: Tina YEUNG, LI Chak-yin, CHEUNG Kwan-him, CHU Tsz-yeung, Jaa, DENG Yuan-yuan, LUK Long-man, MAK Yung-ka, YANG Hao, Cyrus LEUNG

 

All persons attending Opening Night and Performance, except those exempted, are required to comply with the requirements under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (Cap.599) including: scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code and provide valid Vaccine Pass before being allowed to enter the venue. Please arrive earlier to avoid delaying your participation as longer time is required for such registration.

所有出席開幕典禮和表演的人士,除獲豁免者外,均須遵守《預防及控制疾病條例》(第599章)的規定,包括:掃描 「安心出行」二維碼,並提供有效的「疫苗通行證」,方可進入會場。由於登記時間較長,請提前到場,以免耽誤您的進場。

Online Pre-Registration Link 網上預約登記

Opening Night: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/332615159897

Performance (No Seating): https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/332577808177

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Exhibitions 展覽: 14/5 - 31/5/2022, 11:00 - 18:00 daily 每日

Graduate Exhibition Venue 畢業生作品展地點: Singing Waves Gallery (M3301), L3 樓濤聲畫廊

First Year Student Exhibition Venue 一年級生作品展地點: M9001, L9 balcony, L9 樓

Online Visitor Pre-registration for exhibitions is required 2 working days in advance at

須於到訪日的2個工作天前網上預約登記:

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Online Artist Talks 藝術家網上座談會

The Talks will be conducted in English. 座談會將以英語進行。

 

1. Bodily Exploration and Perspectives Beyond Human

20/05/2022, 17:00-18:00

Speakers: Dr. ZHENG Bo, YANG Hao, Melody Qingmei LI

https://cityu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrf-CqqjgrHtSYZrIJdy7HnCamNqwRvNAb

Meeting ID : 936 8924 3140

 

2. Sound Practices from Contemporary Perspectives

23/05/2022, 17:00-18:00

Speaker: Longman LUK

https://cityu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrce-sqDkpGdMrhgCjxR1cEhQeuPx38BAi

Meeting ID : 916 6646 2337

 

3. Memory Practises and Archiving

26/05/2022, 18:00-19:00

Speakers: Dr. Linda LAI, Tsz Wai PUN, Wan Ki LO

https://cityu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsceyhrj4pGtOGtLA2UgO7THnSx23XxCbO

Meeting ID : 951 6590 5307

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Film Preview + Post-screening Discussion 電影試映 + 映後談: 21-22/05, 28-29/05/2022 (Weekends 星期六及日)

Venue 地點: Future Cinema Studio (M6094), L6 樓未來電影工作室

All works are with English subtitles. 所有作品均設英文字幕。

By invitation only. Online registration is available from 25 April. 憑柬入場。由4月25日起接受網上訂座。

There is no online registration service on Saturday and Sunday. Please reserve in advance.  星期六及日不設登記服務,請提前預約。

All persons attending Film Preview, except those exempted, are required to comply with the requirements under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (Cap.599) including: scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code and provide valid Vaccine Pass before being allowed to enter the venue. Please arrive earlier to avoid delaying your participation as longer time is required for such registration.

所有出席電影試映的人士,除獲豁免者外,均須遵守《預防及控制疾病條例》(第599章)的規定,包括:掃描 「安心出行」二維碼,並提供有效的「疫苗通行證」,方可進入會場。由於登記時間較長,請提前到場,以免耽誤您的進場。

Please scroll down for program details and online registration links. 請往下參閱節目詳情及網上登記連結。


Curatorial Statement

 
The Waste Land

“These fragments I have shored against my ruins.” - T.S. Elliot.

The Waste Land was first transformed as a playground by a landscape architect, Carl Theodor Sørensen, having noticed children playing in destroyed areas and construction sites after WWII. By engaging with waste materials, children could experiment, innovate and create. In T.S Eliot’s poem, The Waste Land encapsulates a barren and inhabitable space, while lying beneath a thick layer of snow, roots begin to grow. In the neglected corner, hope resides.

The Waste Land is an exhibition structured by pieces, as the worlding of Elliot’s poem, it is composed of diverse voices from various perspectives. Emerging artists from MFA Creative Media respond uniquely to our current world, experimenting in the chaotic playground.

Fragments from observation, reflection, and creation are pieced together into multimedium assemblages to investigate and challenge what is perceived as waste and what has been wasted. Entangled perspectives are narrated through interdisciplinary approaches across technological and organic mediums, to reveal bodily experience through human standpoints and beyond.

In The Waste Land, artworks transform the withered into nourished soil. We offer the decomposed and recomposed substances distilled from the edge of change. Through playing with pieces, connecting parts, and reconstructing fragments, we present the regenerative power of life to shape a new world.


—— Written by Tsz Wai Pun and Melody Qingmei Li

 
混沌樂園

「這些片斷我用來支撐我的斷垣殘壁。」 —— T.S 艾略特(趙蘿蕤譯)

荒原成為樂園的可能性,最初來自景觀設計師卡爾·特奧多爾·蘇連遜。他曾目睹二戰後孩子們在斷壁殘垣中奔跑嬉鬧的場景,觀察孩童在廢棄景觀之中暢遊,於破碎之中探索、創新,並構建出嶄新天地。荒原,亦被T.S 艾略特以詩句解構,貧瘠淒涼,了無生機。然而,白雪皚皚之下,根莖萌動。被遺忘的角落裡,希望憩息。我們稱之為「混沌樂園」。

《混沌樂園》是由段落組成的展覽。不同角落發出的聲音,譜寫成詩,一如艾略特用字句解構世界。創意媒體學院MFA的新秀藝術家們,以獨特視角回應當下。於混沌之中,實驗並體驗著,構築樂園。

碎片通過觀察、反思、與創作,被編織成為新的語句,在多媒體語法之下訴說著。重拾那些曾被標記為「廢物」或已被「浪費」的事物,試圖在審視中超越。眾多視角,盤根錯節,以跨學科的研究方式糅合科技與生物媒介,吐露切身經驗與超越人類立場的領悟。

藝術作品於《混沌樂園》之中,將枯枝敗葉轉化成為肥沃土壤。在轉變的黎明,我們獻上那些被分解的,與再演繹的。重拾,連接,遊戲,構建。我們以此呈現生命源源不絕的再生力量,由此譜下新的篇章。

—— 原文:潘子懷,李清美;翻譯:鄧緣圓,李清美

 

Artists

Graduating Year:
Hattie CHAN 陳奕蓓, Jialei CHEN 陳珈蕾, Tong CHEN 陳統, Hin Nam FONG 方顯楠, Ka Sin FONG 方嘉善, Gan LU 甘露, Muyi GAO 高沐藝, Chang GE 戈暢, Dingyuan JIANG 姜丁元, Tatia Pui Wan LAU 劉姉芸, Jiahui LIU 劉家慧, Wan Ki LO 盧韻淇, Jiaqi LU 盧家祺, Meixin LUO 羅美欣, Chit NG 吳捷, Huilin PENG 彭惠琳, Tsz Wai PUN 潘子懷, Jun WU 吴浚, Scout Mingyan XU 徐銘言, Hao YANG 楊浩, Tian ZHANG 張天, Xinxiang ZHAO 趙新翔

First Year:
Yuan Yuan DENG 鄧緣圓, Xiaozhi HU 胡小智, Xiang LAI 賴翔, Changan LI 李長安, Melody Qingmei LI 李清美, Longman LUK 陸朗文, Yung Ka MAK 麥容嘉, Xin MENG 孟欣, Green MOK 莫育權, Tiantian SU 蘇恬田, Hao WANG 王皓, Ningxin WANG 王寧昕, Xiaobu WANG 汪小卜, Zihao WANG 王子豪, Menglin XU 許萌林, Hairong YIN 殷海蓉, Jianing ZHANG 張珈寧, Chengdong ZHAO 趙鋮棟, Yanwu ZHAO 周炎午,  Chaorui ZHENG 鄭朝瑞, Mengyao ZHU 朱夢瑤

 

Film Preview Programs 電影試映

Venue 地點: Future Cinema Studio (M6094), L6 樓未來電影工作室

Time 時間: From 13:00 onwards 下午1時開始

There will be a 30-minute Post-Screening Discussion conducted in Cantonese, English and/or Putonghua.

放映完畢後將有一節半小時的討論會,會以廣東話、英語及/或普通話進行。

 

Documentary 紀錄片

All films running time is approximately 2 hours. 全部片長約2小時

21/05/2022 (Sat) Program 1 - Online Registration Link 網上登記: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/315204333647

29/05/2022 (Sun) Program 4 - Online Registration Link 網上登記: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/323123098887

Film Title 片名 Director 導演

Production Year, duration

製作年份 | 片長

Synopsis

簡介

Face and Time

Yuan Yuan DENG

鄧緣圓

2021 | 12’ Get to know my mother and me again through recomposing facetime recordings and my mom's Tik Tok video.

So Long Summer

Scout Mingyan XU

徐銘言

2021 | 47’

After the university graduation, I came back to my hometown, meeting the once intimate cousins who are more like strangers to me. I observe their life and question choices, with understandings, unsatisfactions, and confusions.

The memories of the childhood linger in my mind, stirring with my uncertainties towards the future. I'm afraid I'm going to follow something like the set trajectory of life as a woman but if I don't follow it, Where should I go?

Cicadas scream in the summer and summer is always too long to give any answer.

Road Angels Under the Epidemic

Jun WU

2022 | 7’ A conversation with a street angel.

Stories between Hong Kong and I

Dingyuan JIANG

姜丁元

2022 | 20’ The entanglement between myself and the city of Hong Kong.

The Wind Continues to Blow

Jiahui LIU

劉家慧

2022 | 35’ The wind continues to blow, I've always wanted to be with you all the time. The wind continues to blow, I never wanted to apart. I miss my simple and beautiful past time with Hong Kong. I wish to wash away the pain, and recall our shared sweet moments. Trying to hold back the tears. Yet they fall silently.

 

Feature Film, Experimental Film & Animation 劇情片實驗片及動畫

All films running time is approximately 1.8 hours long. 全部片長約1.8 小時

22/05/2022 (Sun) Program 2 - Online Registration Link 網上登記: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/315399597687

28/05/2022 (Sat) Program 3 - Online Registration Link 網上登記: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/323120160097

Film Title 片名 Director 導演

Production Year, duration

製作年份 | 片長

Synopsis

簡介

The Moonlight is Shining Tonight

Green MOK Yuk Kuen 

莫育權

2022 | 30’

A lonely teenager hooks up with someone at the hotel, where they soon realise how their minds are both preoccupied during their encounter. Their bodily passion could hardly continue, and they have no other way but to tap into each other’s heart and soul.

Behind the Screen

CHEN Tong & GAO Muyi 

陳統、高沐藝

2022 | 40’ The micro film uses multi-line narration as the narrative technique, telling the story of three different people,(An female online streamer who is blackmailed by her ex-boyfriend and has to do unethical things to raise money, A scammer who uses photos of the female online streamer on social media, A man who relies too much on dating apps). Each story is told from the point of view of a different character. These stories seem to be independent, but they are closely connected to each other and eventually come together to form the climax of the film. The whole movie is like dominoes.  A man commits a crime driven by his desire for money, but his crime sets off a chain of events  that indirectly kills him.
See You Perhaps

Yuan Yuan DENG

鄧緣圓

2021 | 17’

If I have no choice but to return back to mainland China during the pandemic, will we meet again?

News from Home

LO Wan Ki 

盧韻淇

2022 | 10’

For the road we could no longer set foot on,

Make it like a river

Let the memories flow

Until one day you catch the ladle to drink

To remember

The warmth bled

The symbols erased

May time stretch her hands

Towards infinity

When the beats fill

Across all inner deserts

Sphinx's Riddles

LUO Meixin

羅美欣

2022 | 10’ The riddle of the Sphinx remains unsolved. 
A Summer Night

WANG Xiaobu & WANG Ningxin

汪小卜、王子豪

2022 | 1’

This is the story of a girl and her puppy. One summer evening, the girl Niu Niu is scared because her parents are arguing. So, she runs away from home with her dog. But Niu Niu has nowhere else to go, so she comes to the park. In the park the dog goes into the hole under the slide, so Niu Niu follows him in, and they thus enter a fantasy world.

Floating City Chit NG 2022 | 4’ Floating City is a 3D animation inspired by the tense and busy life of Hong Kong. The story starts when the protagonist dies, whose ghost later flows around the floating city and peeps into the ‘normal’ lives of Hong Kong people. The whole animation deliberately extracts the emotions of people surrounding the protagonist to accentuate his marginalized situation, which is the norm for most people in the floating city. This animation criticizes impersonality and the exploitation of laborers in this capitalist society.

 


VISITOR ARRANGEMENTS

1. Effective from 24 February 2022, all people wishing to enter campus, including CityU staff, students, and contractors, will be required to have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Only those who are unfit to be vaccinated due to a medical condition will be exempted, and only when a valid medical certificate is presented.

2. Temperature scanning at campus entrance and wearing face masks are mandatory for all admitted people to enter campus. Access will be denied if body temperature reading is 37.5℃ or above.

3. All visitors entering the University Campus/CMC must be pre-registered via the University's Visitor Registration System (VRS). The VRS can be accessed via Office Admin under AIMS by departmental staff who has the VRS access privilege.

4. Once the visitor's information has been submitted via the VRS, an email attached with a specific QR code from "CityU-Visitor Registration System" will be sent to the visitor.  The visitor must show the QR code and may need to present his/her personal ID to the security staff at campus entrance on the day of the visit. After confirmation, the visitor will be given a label which is valid for the day.

5. The QR code cannot be shared among group visit. Each visitor has to provide individual email for registration.

6. Please refer to the Personal Information Collection Statement (PICS) for Visitor Registration System on our university's webpage: https://www.cityu.edu.hk/fmo/download/Personal%20Information%20Collection%20Statement_VRS.pdf

7. The School will comply with the requirements and restrictions announced by the Government and CityU for public event. The number of participants will be limited to no more than 50% of the original capacity.

8. To participate SCM's public event with seating arrangement on campus, audience including all admitted visitors, CityU staff, students and campus residents have to pre-register via our online registration form.

9. For visits on Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays, please online register at least 2 working days prior to your visit by 5pm.

10. No eating or drinking inside the venue.

11. For group tour of more than 4 people, please apply with Ms Fion Ng at fionang@cityu.edu.hk/3442 7659 in advance.

12. The Presenter reserves the right to amend the visit requirements without prior notice and refuses any person from entering the venue. In the event of any discrepancy between the English and Chinese versions of this statement, the English version shall prevail.

The visitor arrangements and events may be subject to change, in response to the Government's latest regulations. Please check our website and social media for latest updates. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

訪客參觀安排

1. 由2022年2月24日起,所有進入校園者,包括城大教職員、學生及承辦商,須出示最少一針新冠疫苗接種紀錄,或醫學豁免證明書以供檢查。

2. 所有進入校園者必須在校園出入口處進行體溫掃描,並於所有場地佩戴口罩。如量度體溫結果顯示攝氏37.5度或以上,均不能進入校園。

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7. 本校舉辦公開節目將遵守政府和城大宣布的要求和限制,入場人數不會超過場地可容納人數的50%。

8. 要參加本校的預設座位公開節目,觀眾包括所有獲准進入的訪客、城大教職員、學生和校園住客,必須在本校的網上登記表格預先登記。

9. 如要在周六、周日或公眾假期參觀,請於到訪日前至少2個工作天的下午5時前網上登記預約。

10. 會場內禁止飲食。

11. 4人以上的團體參觀,請預先向吳小姐 (fionang@cityu.edu.hk/3442 7659) 申請。

12. 主辦者保留隨時修改參觀要求及拒絕任何人士進入會場的權利。倘本聲明的英文本與中文本有任何差異的地方,則以英文本為準。

以上安排及節目將不時更新,以配合政府的最新措施。 請查閱本校的網站及社交媒體之最新消息。 感謝您的合作!