Selling 107 “No Man Islands” 出售107個無人島

Selling 107 “No Man Islands”

Start from September 22nd to October 7th, A 16 days exped­i­tion trip on sea kayak will go around 107 “No Man Islands” in HK, par­allel with 107 pho­to­graphs taken by the artist Simon Wan.

What was the pur­pose at first? Originally it was from the curi­osity of my child­hood when I was amazed to see a large amount of islands com­prising in HK during each ride on the ferry. I longing to dis­cover them.

The dis­cus­sion of the use of land is a hot topic in recent year, there are people who sug­gest to con­struct arti­fi­cial islands (man-made islands), or to put invest­ment on unin­hab­ited islands in order to solve the land supply. The dream of vis­iting these islands arose in my mind again, I am about to begin the journey.

To com­mence the journey, I bought the cheapest kayak from the Internet shop (Taobao), which is of course not a big brand we are looking for, and not really for dis­tance ocean travel but that’s all my money can go.

The Idea

Collecting art­work is usu­ally unaf­ford­able even if they are labeled as affordable.

This time I want to play the game my way. For the 107 pho­to­graphs taken from these islands, I will sell them for HKD 800 each, print at the size of 40cm x 40cm on gelatin paper. They are ori­ginal and only print for each island. (We know that the edi­tion num­bers in pho­to­graphy can be unlim­ited, thus to cut the limit of edi­tion the higher on its market price.) All prints are hand crafted by myself in the dark­room with the quality of museum standard grade. Your chosen “island” will name after you or as you wish. Plus a spe­cial edi­tion I will com­bine all 107 photos into one 30 metres long roll print, to be given to a museum of Hong Kong. Your name will last a hun­dred gen­er­a­tions with the work.

Making art is more or less a self-conscious pro­cess; it doesn’t usu­ally involve inter­ac­tion with the audi­ence until the show is dis­played. However, this pro­ject is to invite public to get involve with my cre­ativity and to gather col­lective cor­res­pond­ence before it is yet to commence.

It sounds mag­ni­fi­cent and noble, but ima­gines the art­work is not sold; that could lead to unsus­tain­able in living. Should the des­tiny of an artist be dom­in­ated by a small group of dealers or we the audi­ence take the con­trol back?

 

Simon Wan Chi-Chung

出售107無人島

今年922號至107號,我將會獨自划獨木舟,連續16到訪107個香港無人荒島拍攝創作107幅作

那份好奇再次湧上心頭

拍攝無人荒島最[原始]的原因,是來自兒時乘坐渡輪往離島時,我一直對周圍大大小小的荒島感到十分好奇,心中很想登島一探究竟。但由於沒有交通工具前往只能遠觀。

近幾年,香港這彈丸之地對土地使用爭議不休,有人至提出建人工島,開發荒島來解決土地供應問題。二十多年前對些荒島的那份[好奇]再次湧上心頭。

我沒有遊艇也沒有錢包船,多得國內網購平台,終於買到平價獨木舟。雖然不是高規格但總算能浮而不沉兒時[想做的]現在可以實現了

 

一個「重寫遊戲規則」的主意

藝術雖然無價,但藝術品往往[開天殺價]及經常被大肆炒作,然而大多數打工仔女並不能[負擔得起]afford­able,更何來享受當中的快樂今次我要打破這[宿命]重寫這個遊戲規則。

107幅作品將會以每幅港幣$800出售!所有作品將由我親手在黑房製作,並達至博物館質素,尺寸為40×40(cm)的黑白銀鹽照片,版本和數量只有一張!即是你擁有的無人島作品,世上只存有「一」,不會有「二」。你[選購]的無人島作品,更會以你的名字命名。最後我會將107幅作品拼曬成一張30米長卷軸的[特別版本],送贈香港之博物館,納入館收藏。可以想像,你的名字會伴隨著作品而[留芳百世]。

攝影作品的無限翻印,會降低自身的價值和價格。因此我希望你的無人島是完全屬於你的,這個[唯一版本]是無人可以比美的。

藝術創作很多時都是單向性的,與觀衆的交流多數是在已完成作品後的展覽場館內。今次,你參與付出的[真金百銀],是在實體作品還没有完成,甚至還没有開始的情況下,對作品的構思,及有相當的[集體認同感]而面世的。

説得那麽[冠冕堂皇],[情操高尚],但賣不出的作品,連開飯都成問題啊!難道藝術家的命運永遠都要由[那一小撮人]操控的嗎?這次,由群眾 – 你[話事],又是否能夠殺出一條新血路呢?

 

尹子聰

 

No Man Island Selling Office
售島處

To Purchase your island, please come to” The pho­to­crafters” studio ” No Man Island selling office ” at our opening hour. Or con­tact us for more detail.

如欲購買者,請在辦公時間親臨 “黑點” 的 ” 售島處” 或聯絡我們。

 

Please down­load PDF for island list.
請下載 PDF “島嶼目錄”

Island List PDF

 

 

 

 

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