在過重的世界浮游 To Float in a World Too Heavy
香港大學PMQ建築展廊 HKU PMQ Architecture Gallery
“To Float in a World too Heavy” showcases four works by HKU Architecture students, alumni and faculty members between the seams of land and water in Hong Kong, with a focus on “making home in nature” through design, research, and action. Projects featured in the exhibition serve as explorations of the animistic beliefs – that house, a piece of seemingly inert artifact, is actually endowed with life and thought; and home, often a human-centric concept, could be understood beyond the need of humankind.
The exhibition also presents a series of myths, many from Hong Kong’s deep antiquity, that stroll along the waterfront of the city, forming an interpretive framework for the design works. As Roland Bathes states, “However paradoxical it may seem, myth hides nothing: its function is to distort, not to make disappear.” This exhibition hopes to uncover the making and living techniques which are often overlooked in Hong Kong’s building culture, and to awaken an imagination of the good life in a city that is too often entangled in the congested heaviness of the land.
Su Chang and Tianying Li