© 2019 by Max Cheng

INSTALLATION

尋.香山

2018

Incense, Wood

Size Variable

 

東方紗廠

2018

Incense, Brass

Size Variable

 

I set out the use incense and their ash as the media of my creation, because they have a paradoxical relationship. By presenting how the Esatern Cotton Mills in To Kwa Wan looked in the past and how they look today, this art reflects the changes taking place in the entire community and the story behind those changes.

Over and Over

2015, 2018

Incense, Aluminium, Wood

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The procedure of making art sublimates the materials used for the artwork, in which the attention of the artist gives meaning to apotentially very profane matter. To address and potentially obscure this effect, I chose incense as the raw material for my work. By including the predetermined destruction of the work in my progress, from the ashes and smoke, rises a new definition of what is the work: flashback of my student life. 

Consciously Unconscious

2014
Incense stick, Styrofoam, Tooth Powder

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Hope sparkles in the ignited incences, yet it disappears along with the swirling smoke and powdery ashes. The structure of work references the residential landscape of Kowloon Tong in an attempt to draw attention to (and reflect upon) the housing problems in Hong Kong. 

Youtube Link: https://goo.gl/OVnsiB 

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