2001年到2005年，下道遊歷全日本，拍攝在二戰後的60年間被廢棄或轉化作其他用途的軍事結構和設備，例如地堡、堡壘和機槍堡，並將調查成果集結成冊，出版了《戰爭的姿態》。 2006年到2012年，下道展開了日本境外的田野工作，拍攝鳥居作為太平洋戰爭的歷史痕跡；從明治時期到二戰期間被日本統治的台灣以及韓國，到庫頁島和塞班島... 這些失去神聖光環的鳥居，平靜地揭示了歷史與當下。
Graduated from Musashino Art University's Department of Painting in 2001, SHITAMICHI Motoyuki is a ‘traveling’ artist, known for using research and fieldwork approach to unfold the stories and histories that had been largely forgotten or buried by our everyday lives.
From 2001 to 2005, Shitamichi travelled all over Japan, to photograph abandoned military structures and equipment, such as bunker, fort and pillboxes, that have been left to deteriorate during the 60 years since World War II. These research and findings have been compiled and published into the book Remnants. From 2006 to 2012, Shitamichi photographed torii that still remain standing outside Japan as relics of the Pacific War. From Taiwan and Korea, i.e. the region that was ruled over by Japan from the Meiji period until the end of WWII, to the Sakhalin and Saipan, the history and present of these now shrine-less torii are calmly revealed.
He received Sagamihara Young Photographer Award in 2015, Tekken Heterotopia Literary Prize in 2014 and Noon Award (Emerging Artist) of Gwangju Biennale in 2012.
TANG Kwok-hin is a mixed media artist, independent curator and writer. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008 and Bachelor of Arts in 2006. Tang started his artistic path in continuous queries about his native background. He blurs boundaries between art and life by integrating creation with conflicts of human kinds thus revealing their intrinsic values. He often appropriates and reconstructs daily and personal contexts to narrate hidden stories in life, dealing with growth, inheritance, freedom, capitalism, consumerism, politics, norms, etc.
He received the Asian Cultural Council Grant in 2013, the Young Artist Award of Visual Arts by Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2011and was selected for Sovereign Asian Art Prize in 2010, 2011 and 2014.
請不容錯過 《亞洲種子》 計劃！我們現正公開召募第二期的參與者，承接第一期的理念和構思，我們對跨文化的藝術教育實踐將持續發酵。《亞洲種子》 提倡以當代藝術作為引線，串連亞洲近代的歷史、社會及文化議題，讓青年人有直接與藝術家交流學藝的機會，建立跨文化視野以及更廣闊的世界觀去了解自身與社會的關係。
第二期的 《亞洲種子》 計劃的主題為「日常對象」。請來日藉藝術家下道基行和香港藝術家鄧國騫合作進行與兩地有關的城市考察，並且將之深化為四天的藝術工作坊，透過一系列的田野考察和實地體驗去觀察日常生活中被隱藏的秩序、歷史和記憶。
An alternative art learning experience catalysed by Asia culture
Rooftop Institute presents Asia Seed. This programme is supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It is a free cross-cultural art education programme dedicated to Hong Kong youth.
If you are aged between 14 to 18 and want to
・ participate in an artist’s research and design workshop
・ experience a Tokyo art trip together with these artists
・ organize your own exhibition
Please don't miss Asia Seed programme! We are now open recruiting participants for Cycle 2. To continue our mission and vision, we will further the experience from Cycle 1 to develop this cross-cultural art education in practice.
Asia Seed uses contemporary art as a catalyst to connect the Hong Kong youth with Asia’s modern history as well as its social and cultural issues, thus allowing young people to interact directly and learn from artists. Asia Seed intends to bring to them a new perspective on the region in order to enrich their international vision with a broader perspective.
“Everyday Object” is the theme of Asia Seed Cycle 2. We invited Japanese artist SHITAMICHI Motoyuki and Hong Kong artist TANG Kwok-hin to collaborate and undertake their own research on the city to develop a 4-day art workshop. Their research is conducted through a series of field studies and site visits to observe the hidden rules, history and memory shaping everyday life.
Through their experience in the artist talks and workshops, as well as their Asia art trip and exhibitions, the young participants will learn to use images, ready made objects and texts to express their own observations and thoughts.
Please download the application form from 1 February 2017.
Submit the application form to “Rooftop Institute” by post to:
“Asia Seed”, 10/F, Foo Tak Building, 365 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
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