The Practice

Pencil on Paper

 

Exhibition info:

The Unsung

Tai Kwun Contemporary’s galleries (second floor)

12 Mar - 2 May 2021

Curators

Jill Angel Chun and Erin Li

Exhibition photos by South Ho

Kinchoi Lam’s new work pays tribute to the professional roller skater Katherine Choi and her mother. With the temporary closure of public sports facilities during the pandemic, Choi has had to constantly fin new places to practice roller skating, including sneaking into parks before sunrise in her mom’s company. Lam finds similarities between Choi’s skating and his own drawing practice - both possibly leading to freedom once a concentrated state is reached.

在運動場地因疫情關閉的幾個月中,香港滾軸溜冰代表蔡穎怡為了持續練習,不間斷地尋找城市中可以訓練的公眾地方,甚至試過在凌晨偷偷溜進場地練習。那時太陽還未升起,除了幾盞街燈外,只有她的母親一直在場陪她練習。先練壓刃、步法、再練旋轉和跳躍;蔡穎怡不斷練著一樣的動作,讓身體好好記住所有細節。她踩著滾輪,反反複複在地上畫圓,對我來說猶如繪畫時鉛筆不斷滑過畫紙,進入專注的狀態後就能感受到身體的自由。