Title: Oeuvre dure (Hard work)
It's the first of first performance that I did for this project. I was student in Strasbourg. I made the whole set of western eating utensils: Fork, knife, salad fork, soup spoon, coffee spoon. Those tools were captive in heavy glass block.

“Liberty, It's just a choice of constraint.”
Hong Kong was a British colony.
A simple fork and a simple knife are originally used in European society. They were created for eating a meal in the easiest way. Sometimes, people see your table manner and estimate your society level.
(Why we follow this idea in Hong Kong?)
I add a 2kg block of glass on each eating tool to reverse the functions, to obstruct me having a good manner to eat. So the eating action becomes difficult. "Eating", demands effort.
In the performance, I took a meal in using these new eating tools, to experience how to absorb and to consume immediately.
That’s also my experience in Hong Kong life style.

題目:硬食 (Oeuvre dure)

是這個作品的第一次嘗試,那時我還是美院學生,我做了一系列的餐具:刀、叉、沙拉叉、湯匙、咖啡勺等等,都把它們綑在很重的玻璃內。

「自由,只是那一種束縛的選擇。」
香港曾是英國殖民地。
餐刀與餐叉,原本是歐洲人用的食具,其設計原是為了方便吃肉。
有時候,人們會看一個人的餐桌禮儀,評估他的學養與社會階層。
(我想問: 為什麼香港也有這種想法?)
我拿了一個簡單的餐刀與餐叉,在上面倒上兩公斤的玻璃,其用意是反設計的功能,有礙於我進行美好的餐桌禮儀。我令到「進食」– 這原為吸收能量的行為,變得需要能量去完成。
在這次行為中,我利用這套特別的餐具進食晚餐,體驗馬上吞噬,又馬上耗盡的經過。
這也是我在香港的生活體驗。

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