Rewind | 本 2017-11-17T05:07:45+00:00

Project Description

Rewind | 本

 

Description:

Studying have always been a nightmare to a lot of students, and it is quite common for them to revenge on the studying materials after school life. Karrie Lee, one of the victims of this nightmare, was inspired by the idea of destroying her past notebooks and recycled them into papers. Random words from her notes scattered across the paper, making it unique and fun to read. As the「DesignXcel」team was looking for a suitable local collaborator to work with her, having the passion to make recycled paper by herself, she eventually went abroad to seek more experiences and assistance.

 

The Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) in Taiwan aims to promote cross-cultural exchanges by providing a meeting point for visitors from national and international art-related fields, for short visits or specific projects. They offer working space and equipment, consultation, research and implementation services, space for experimentation, as well as development of multi-media art, etc.

 

During Karrie’s time at BCS, she came up with another idea regarding recycled paper. Paper exists when wood fibres from trees interlace in water. When a stack of paper is bound, a book is naturally formed. Made from raw materials and barks, her series of work presents the semi-­forming state of a book. Through touching and smelling, the audience could imagine the original relationship between the book, papers and trees, as well as ponder on the important role of handmade papers in environmental conservation. She would like the audience to learn about the relationship between wood and papers, so as to remind people not to waste global resources.

 

Karrie and BCS started their collaboration with not only BCS’s support on raw materials Goushu, but also the studio space for her to investigate the barks and preparation for the production of this work. BCS also provided valuable opportunities for Karrie to hold handmade paper workshop and booth. Similarly,「DesignXcel」offered another platform for Karrie to expose and share her collaborative work at the exhibition.

 

溫習對不少學生來說都是個惡夢,很多人完成求學階段即向書本報復。李珈妍是其中一個惡夢的受害者,受毀滅舊書的念頭啟發,撕毀了她的舊筆記再造成紙。這些筆記的字句隨機散佈紙上,形成新的趣味。《設計列陣》團隊嘗試過在港為她尋找合適的協作伙伴商議,帶着對再造紙的熱誠,她最後出走海外累積經驗和尋求協助。

台灣的竹圍工作室致力推廣跨文化交流,為國內外的藝術工作者提供短暫逗留的機會,亦供應工作空間、設備、顧問研究、實驗空間和多媒體藝術發展等。

李珈妍在竹圍工作室運用再造紙的概念,木纖維在水中交織成紙,紙累積成書。她用原始樹皮造的作品是一本形成了一半的書。觀眾可以透過觸踫及氣味,反思書、紙和樹木的關係以及手造紙對環保的重要。她希望提醒觀眾紙和樹木的關係以及呼籲大眾珍惜地球資源。

李珈妍和竹圍工作室的合作,除了工作室提供原材料,還有研究樹皮和準備製作的工作室空間和舉辦手造紙工作坊的寶貴機會。

Design Graduate:

Lee Ka Yin, Karrie  | 李珈妍

Collaborator:

Bamboo Curtain Studio | 竹圍工作室

Email:

karrieleee@yahoo.com.hk

School:

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