There are numerous methods to selectively record our lives these days – a photo, a Facebook status, a tweet and, of course, diary. Our brain inevitably processes and filters everything we share, in order to present something that will attract people’s attention and interest. Whilst we are pleasing the world by selectively sharing our lives, on the other hand, all these recording tools are losing their real purpose.
Hong Kong artist Scott Chan, Kin Yip has accidentally discovered a way to project his true feelings on an object in the most unconscious way. Looking back at his daily sketches on receipts from convenience stores or ATMs, the artist realises his works are simply revealing his daily emotions. This massive collection of drawings eventually turns into a sentient journal of an ordinary person’s feeling, which is eventually presented as Scott’s latest exhibition 01012013 – 31122013.
Without overdramatic stories in his yearbook, Scott’s exhibition is an emotional journal, which records every feeling that anyone would encounter in life. Rather untraditional, this is an online exhibition of 365 works that does not require efforts on fraternising and transport. As a result, the audience is able to focus on Scott’s artworks and find the emotional similarity that we all share.
24 / 7 / 365
Opening Reception: 28 FEB. 2014, 8-11PM