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Crossroads in Time

VS Term-end Student Exhibition of 2nd term 2021-22


This exhibition Crossroads in Time celebrates a collection of engaging works created by students who have enrolled in various studio courses at the Department of Digital Arts and Creative Industries, Lingnan University in the 21/22 academic year. The exhibition includes watercolour drawing, video works, cyanotype print, stop-motion animation, and textile work. These works demonstrate the students’ mastery of technical skills in their respective art practices as well as their dedication in their artistic research.


Situated at the crossroads of a challenging time, both globally and locally, the students drew inspiration from their observation of the city and its people, archival materials from artists and institutions, their own daily experiences, or purely from their fantasies to create their artworks. As a result, this virtual exhibition serves as a reminder of crucial humanistic values, such as empathy and resilience, necessitated in trying times.



Crossroads in Time (30th Jun – 4th Oct 2022)


This exhibition Crossroads in Time celebrates a collection of engaging works created by students who have enrolled in various studio courses at the Department of Digital Arts and Creative Industries, Lingnan University in the 21/22 academic year. The exhibition includes watercolour drawing, video works, cyanotype print, stop-motion animation, and textile work. These works demonstrate the students’ mastery of technical skills in their respective art practices as well as their dedication in their artistic research.


Situated at the crossroads of a challenging time, both globally and locally, the students drew inspiration from their observation of the city and its people, archival materials from artists and institutions, their own daily experiences, or purely from their fantasies to create their artworks. As a result, this virtual exhibition serves as a reminder of crucial humanistic values, such as empathy and resilience, necessitated in trying times.


* Artwork dimension in the description do not reflect the actual size of the artwork but for the best illustrative purpose in this virtual exhibition only.


Title and Artist Size and Medium Description
Things To Do Under COVID-19
by CAI Ue Ning Helen
15 x 22 cm
Watercolor on paper
I want to draw something that can record my daily life. The most influential thing in our life in recent years is COVID-19. So, I tried to draw my table during COVID in the middle of the drawing. I also drew people’s outdoor activities around the table representing the life before COVID-19 to show we are being trapped in home (table) during COVID-19, not as free as the people outside the box in the middle of the drawing.
Pain & Growth
by HO Yu Ting Kelly
25 x 18 cm
Comic
Pain exists in everyone’s life no matter how old and how professional we are. We might suffer in such pain but what we should do is to grow from the pain. Let’s utilize our pain to be our “nutrient”. Flower blossom must happen afterwards.
House Revisited
by NG Sin Ying Bella
18 x 25 cm
Stop-motion animation
This house has spat me out a long time ago
but no one noticed.
None of them saw me.
Where has everyone else gone to?
Bowls are on the table as we left them
and I have not finished mine.
My bowl finishes me.

Background music credit: Winter Aid — The Wisp Sings
Untitled (Studies of my mother)
by NG Tsun Yan Cheyenne
19 x 24 cm
Drawing and embroidery on garment
Through observing my mother’s eyes and hands, I realised she is getting older and older. I depicted her wrinkles and the rough texture of her hands by using lines with different thickness, lightness and darkness. The expressive embroidery lines contrast greatly with the realistic drawings. What is more, I have a deeper understanding about my mother after completing this project.
Resentment
by SADVOKASSOVA Darya
16 x 24 cm/ 24 x 16 cm (10 images)
Wax crayon on paper
When looking at the drawings, I wanted a viewer to consider it from a particular angle and read it in a certain order, so they could experience the stages of resentment as I see it:
  1. The birth of resentment
  2. Physical level - Lump in Throat, Silence, Cry
  3. Mental Level – The Pretender, Anger, Doubt in Reality, Lost, Overthinking
  4. Letting go of resentment
This was I attempted to experiment with my own ability to convey expression of emotions only through facial features and poses.
Look After
by CHAU Kwan Yin
17 x 23 cm (7 images)
Cyanotype
By capturing the lonely elderlies on the street through my cyanotype image series, I am accentuating and reflecting on the social issue of more and more elderlies living alone in this ageing city.
Untitled (Reunion)
by CHAN Shiu Chun Prix
18 x 43 cm
Video
Over the past few years, a migration wave occurred. A lot of people left Hong Kong for various reasons. For them, it is uncertain whether they will return to Hong Kong one day. And for those who chose to stay in Hong Kong, the opportunity of reuniting with the friends that travelled far over the seas became an uncertain variable. Therefore, it is very important to treasure the time with friends.
Untitled (Inner peace)
by CHOW Ling Chee
18 x 32 cm
Video
Stress, panic, anxious are around us. When there is war in a part of the world and virus everywhere, people in Hong Kong still have to face the long working hour which 9 hours a day plus overtime plus “homework”. People do feel stressed and suffocated living under this atmosphere. However, when we faced the unsatisfactory outside, there is always something that helps us to relax which is the things we LOVE and it could be anything.
ONE TWO ZERO
by FAN Yujian Curt
18 x 32 cm
Video
The story tells about a man who accidentally dropped a pick inside a guitar, and he found that everything he put inside it would turn into two. As a result, he tried to put all the money into the guitar, but…
Whoa!
by LAO Hoi Ki
25 x 25 cm
Digital Collage
Suction – food diversity
Around the corner
by NG Sin Ying Bella
25 x 25 cm
Digital Collage
Redevelopment could always happen not far away from us as well as sooner than we anticipate.
Diversified City
by WONG Wan Ling
25 x 25 cm
Digital Collage
Hong Kong is a city composed of buildings of different historical background and our society is made up of people from different communities.
Untitled (From Archive: Cities on the Move, 1997 – 1999)
by SHENG Xinyi Stella
23 x 227 cm
Digital Illustration
My illustration project is inspired and rooted from the collection of and exhibition archive of "Cities on the Move" (1997-1999), which is housed in Asia Art Archive. Artworks in the show unfolded creators’ vision of the city's past and future. I found my interest, from their writing and artwork archive, to explore the issue of the contradiction and confrontation between tradition and urban development; the issue of the contradiction and ambiguity in the relationship between nature and cities; and the exploration of space.
I Made a Promise with the Dragon
by WONG Hiu Wa
16 x 28 cm
Picture book
I learned about the Gu Wenda’s artworks and related texts through Asia Art Archive. In addition to the boldly and playful innovating form of ink and wash, he also philosophically conveyed his personal life insights and his views on social issues. This triggered me to create an allegorical picture book based on the story of a "Dragon" and "I". Absorbing Gu's thinking logic of symbols and patterns, as well as word play, I am exploring the topic on "the connection between myself and the world". The story, emphasizing on the infectiousness and the meaning of picture, tells a utopian fairy tale with a hundred of feelings.
Game Over
by YAU Tsz Wing Kiki
16 x 28 cm
Animation
As I intended to present my post-death fantasy world in the form of a game screen, it seemed most appropriate to use the game's description of death, i.e., 'Game Over,' as the title of my animation. In Asia Art Archive, I have came across Fung Mengbo's and Francesca Dal Lago’s archival materials for keywords like 'game over, 'death', and 'life'.
Instruction Manual Series
by LI Weijia Wendy
33 x 25 cm (5 images)
Digital Illustration
By creating a micro-world loaded with multifarious visuals and underlying stories, "Instruction Manual" tries to arouse viewers’ awareness of observing medicines critically with their unique experiences. As the creator of "Instruction Manual", the practice of discerning mundane objects not only as necessities but also as a motivation for art production helped me to gain more artistic sensibility and cherish the everyday routines from a creative perspective.
Discovery
by CHUA Kwai Wa Lily
18 x 25 cm
Picture book
In our life, we are easily attracted by beautiful flowers, but easily ignore the greenery backdrop created by weed. Although they seem to be insignificant and often undervalued, there is an indomitable attitude within them that worth to be discovered and learnt from.
Ice-cream Boy
by DESIERTO Josaya Josh
29 x 21 cm
Picture book
A story about a boy and his ice-cream.
Remember Love
by LI Yuying
18 x 25 cm
Picture book
After some years, there are things that might be forgotten by us. When I can still remember and when everyone is still around, let’s put that into a record.