Artist-in-Residence Student Exhibition "STEP BY STEP", 10-20 December 2020
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
In 2020 an epidemic changed the world. What remains unchanged is that life is still moving forward. Stories continue to unfold among us. Art always carries reality and dreams in our most difficult times…
I am very pleased to invite you to our exhibition STEP BY STEP. It will present 15 artworks created by my students, our new storytellers.
The assignment I gave them was: “Tell me a story that belongs to you, thinking about what is very very important to you”.
When I started teaching through Zoom, students didn’t want to talk till they opened their hearts to share their own stories and convert their stories into different art media step by step. As a result, we will have videos, drawings, photography series, and installations.
The truth is, their stories didn’t come out perfectly the first time, or the second time, or the third time… But they kept going. It’s truly a beautiful thing to see.
My students are not yet artists. Watching them break their own boundaries step by step, I see good stories taking shape. We are equal citizens in the diverse world of storytelling.
We look forward to meeting you there!
Yan Yan Mak Filmmaker．Storyteller
Department of Visual Studies
Artist-in-Residence 2020 @ Lingnan University
*In light of the current COVID-19 situation, precautionary and social distancing measures will be adopted at the venue.