What does it mean to cultivate joy as artistic research? How can we make visible the personal and social affects of this practice? We are pleased to welcome interdisciplinary artist Devora Neumark (Montreal, Canada) for a month-long residency throughout December 2016. During her time in Hong Kong, Devora in collaboration with interdisciplinary artist Jennifer Van de Pol (Vancouver, Canada) will explore the cultivation of joy as “radical” practice and how this artistic inquiry matters in Hong Kong today. “In this time of global upheaval, we choose to experience joy as act of resilience, a counterpoint to hopelessness, and a manifestation of the underlying radiance of being within us all.” Devora and Jennifer invite you to participate in their residency project by: - Responding to the prompts they are sharing between themselves on a daily basis. These prompts can be a word, a phrase or a question; they are intended to inspire critical and heartfelt reflections and the creation of new artistic gestures. This is an open-ended structure that permits the further development of ideas and outcomes.
- Join one or more of the dialogue circles that Devora and Jennifer will be convening at Things on:
Thursday, 15 December, 7:00-8:30pm Sunday, 18 December, 3:30-5:00pm Thursday, 22 December, 7:00-8:30pm Thursday, 29 December, 7:00-8:30pm These dialogue circles are an opportunity to contribute to the project and participate in its unfolding. Devora Neumark is an artist, researcher, and community development practitioner, and has long been involved with live art events in urban settings and community performance. Her PhD from Concordia University was an inquiry into the relationship between the traumas associated with forced dislocation and the deliberate beautification of home. More recently, Neumark has been putting her attention to developing a body of artwork focused on wellness, taking in the good, and the cultivation of joy. Jennifer Van de Pol is based in Vancouver Island, BC, on the lands of the Lekwungen speaking people. She completed her MFA from Goddard College, Vermont and is interested in how art praxis can be a catalyst for generative change in body/heart/mind and the world, both individually and collectively. She explores qualities of being and the possibility of subtle profundity through drawing, artist’s books, video, painting and performance.
駐場藝術家： devora neumark
以種植歡樂作為一種藝術研究是甚麼意思？ 我們如何兌現這種實踐於個人和社會層面上之影響？ 我們很高興歡迎跨界別藝術家Devora Neumark（加拿大蒙特利爾）於2016年12月在咩事藝術空間進行為期一個月的駐場研究。在香港駐留期間，Devora 將與跨學科藝術家Jennifer Van de Pol（加拿大溫哥華）合作，探索種植歡樂作為一種基本實踐，以及其對現今香港環境的關係。「在這個紛亂的世界，我們選擇以體驗快樂作為一種韌性的行動，對應絕望，以及體現我們自身所擁有的內在光芒。」