Visual Diary Archive
The project suggests the ambition to create a broad understanding of images. Through the process of collection and review of their own visual materials, the artists will develop a variety of exercises in different themes to be shared in the open-collaborative online platform for the public to participate. The participants take part in the exercises by creating images from their own perspectives. In return, artists will provide participants with diverse and inspiring responses. All submitted images will be archived and stored in the online platform. The project aims to develop an alternative visual glossary. Through the interpretations of various produced images, we can understand the cultural meaning behind them.
Man Mei-to obtained her Bachelor degrees in Arts from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT) and Hong Kong Arts School in 2017, majoring in painting. Since 2016, she has launched solo exhibitions in Hong Kong, Japan, Taipei and Korea. In addition to artistic creation, she has also curated and founded different art-related communities and events, especially those dealing with the topic of urban-rural coexistence.
Fong Wan-chi works for design coordination, art education and public participatory projects. She is particularly concerned with issues regarding community, development and land. Fong is experienced in guiding young people and the public to explore possibilities of art creation. Since 2012, she has initiated various community projects coping with the efficient use of food and material resources. In recent years, Fong is an active curator for programmes about community education, cultural conservation as well as public open space workshops.
Collaborative Responses to Alternative Visual Glossary
The project enables different individuals to co-produce or co-edit common contents on the same timeline. Visual Diary Archive reflects upon the production and manufacturing of images, while ruminating on the ways we observe the world through images. The project establishes a participatory online platform to invite the public to create relevant digital images on specific topics, encouraging participants to exchange ideas. Participating visual artists share their personal experience of image transformation from a professional perspective; the art review articles broaden participants’ vision and elicit deeper viewpoints.