The Key of Ninth Floor | 九樓門匙 2017-11-16T07:41:49+00:00

Project Description

The Key of Ninth Floor | 九樓門匙

 

Description:

“The Key of Ninth Floor”, the graduation project of Tio Chi Fung, studies whether filial piety should be treated as a traditional virtue or an outdated value. He has filmed a documentary of his family life to show how younger members live with the older generations. The documentary would show friction and thoughts of family members; conflicts between carers and the cared as well as their weaknesses. In Hong Kong, people dare not mention about ageing because we are afraid of being isolated and abandoned. Many examples have shown that young and old people are tremendously different in value perceptions. The two generations might also have diverged lifestyles and economic pressure. Many elderly people were sent to elderly homes consequently.

The「DesignXcel」team were deeply touched watching Tio’s work at his graduation show. The contents are real. Tio talked about the relationship between his family members where certain topics would not have been brought up, such as his father’s view of the family. These are things Tio had always wanted to know and the project has been a breakthrough to bridge their connection. In terms of shooting, Tio employed a hidden camera with a mysterious first-person viewpoint. Those in front of the camera had shown authentic emotions and viewers would feel genuinely the interactions between family members.

The 「DesignXcel」 team recommended Tio to the second edition of Macau Y Show 2017 organised by Chiu Yeng Culture Limited. The issue of elderly people is brought from Hong Kong to Macau. It would be great to see fewer elderly people sent to elderly homes without options.

張志鋒的畢業作品「九門匙」探討孝順是中國社會的傳統美德,還是已經不合時宜。他將家人的生活拍成一條記錄片,目的是想呈現家人如何跟長輩生活,當中的磨擦和對「家人」的想法,以及家中照顧者與被照顧者的之間矛盾及不同家人內心的軟弱。在香港社會,許多人都不敢談論衰老,因為我們很怕自己會被社會弧立,被別人厭棄。過往有許多例子都反映出年輕人與老年人的價值觀差異很大,又或是大家的生活方式不同及存在經濟壓力,造成很多老人被送去老人院的結局。

《設計列陣》團隊在畢業展觀看作品時深受感動。內容方面是真人真事,張談及自己家人間的關係,並要深入探討一些平常不會觸及的議題,例如父親對家庭的看法,張同學一直想知道卻未能開口,今次是一大突破。在拍攝手法方面,張以隱藏和神秘的第一身鏡頭作主導,被拍攝者自然真實地反映個人情感,觀者確實感受到家人間的互動。

《設計列陣》團隊推薦並為張同學爭取參加由超盈文化有限公司舉辦的第二屆澳門「Y設計展」2017,把老人議題由香港帶到澳門,希望可以喚醒更多人反思,減少老人家被送到老人院的結局。

Design Graduate:

Tio Chi Fung 張志鋒

Collaborator:

Macau Y Show 2017 | 澳門「Y 設計展」2017

Email:

Dodpoperic@gmail.com

School:

Advertising | Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong 香港高等教育科技學院