ArtTube@MTR, Central Station
I believe there is a very close relationship between design and food culture. I also believe packaging is an important issue. If there are foods with similar tastes but one packaged better than the other, consumers will definitely opt for the nicer packaged one.
In Chinese culture, dining table is extremely important to us, as “meal-times” is when the family gathers around and exchange news, a special quality time between family members each day. As the society changes and the lifestyles of people get more hectic, people nowadays spend less and less time at home. Meal times are no longer nor necessarily the “quality time” it used to be.
To explore this relationship, I have collected 10 or more dining tables and engraved forms of tableware on the top. The parts which have been “cut” out as part of the engraving will be used to create other objects to be placed in front of the table. Track lights have been used to project images of these “cut-out” pieces.
The challenge in this particular work is finding the appropriate used tables. Each used object has its own story to tell, and the challenge lies in how to avoid misinterpretation of the meaning and conveying the right story to the audience.