Living | 城存 2017-11-17T04:10:16+00:00

Project Description

Living | 城存

 

Description:

As a kid grown up in Kwun Tong, the design graduate Adrian Chung has witnessed the rapid changes in Hong Kong in the recent two decades. Many buildings of cultural heritage have been demolished owing to city development. In his final-year project “Living”, he made use of the topic of ‘a “lost” piece of jewellery’ to preserve his collective memories of the place he calls home.

After some investigation on materials, Adrian started to focus on settings already removed or reconstructed in Hong Kong, such as the construction sites of the former Kai Tak Airport and Yue Man Square in Kwun Tong, where he collected the debris for his work. Given his strong intention to capture the disappearing places, the「DesignXcel」 team would look for similar materials for him to extend the spirit of Kai Tak Airport and Kwun Tong buildings, thus he was brought to the Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association (HKJJA).

Adrian was happy to be sponsored different types of semi-precious stones and gemstones by HKJJA, as he could draw the parallels between the formation of these pretty stones and the stories of disappearing places. Both take lots of time to shape their organic appearances, yet eventually destroyed and defeated by other human purposes. To protect how the communities used to be in his heart, Adrian combined his collected debris with rusted can lids, driven-over jeans’ button, squashed safety pins, resin, cotton thread with araldite, 18K gold, brass and enamel paint to create his unique mini-ornaments.

As if a puzzle from his own memories, Adrian also produced a bezel to carry every piece of the ornament, including pendants, earrings, and rings. One might then enjoy the metal rim and its accessories at the Hong Kong International Jewelry Manufacturers’ Show under the pavilion of Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association (HKJMA).

成長於觀塘的設計畢業生鍾家鵬,見證了香港近二十年的急速轉變,很多文化遺產建築因城市發展被拆卸。在他的畢業創作「城存」中,他以「『失落』的珠寶」為題去保存他稱為家的地方的集體回憶。

經過考察,鍾家鵬開始針對已經清拆或重建的環境,例如前啟德機場的地盤和觀塘裕民坊,在這些地方收集瓦礫碎片做他的作品。為幫助他捕捉消失中的地方,《設計列陣》團隊要協助他找適合的物料延續啟德機場和觀塘建築的生命,於是為他引薦香港珠寶玉石廠商會。

鍾家鵬極之高興獲得廠商會贊助各種半寶石和寶石,而且在這些美麗的石頭的形成中找到消失地方的影子,皆因兩者都經歷過長時間有機的變化,最終卻不敵人為摧殘。為保存心裡那以前的社區,鍾家鵬結合了他收集的碎片、鏽跡斑斑的罐頭蓋、踐踏過的牛仔衫鈕、壓扁的安全針、樹脂、愛牢達綿線、18K金、黃銅和乳膠漆,造出他獨特的小首飾。他還造了首飾圈擺設吊墜,耳環和戒指等每件作品,彷如一幅回憶的拼圖,將在香港珠寶製造業廠商會的香港珠寶購物節中展出。

Design Graduate:

Chung Ka Pang, Adrian | 鍾家鵬

Collaborator:

Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association | 香港珠寶玉石廠商會

Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association | 香港珠寶製造業廠商會有限公司

Email:

adrianchungkp@gmail.com

School:

Visual Arts | Hong Kong Baptist University – Academy of Visual Arts | 香港浸會大學視覺藝術院