The Interweaving of You and I
5-week Happening Performance/ Living installation
Exhibition series of Post-Human Narratives- The Co-existing Land curated by Kobe KO Wing Lam
July 31-September 5, 2021
“The Interweaving of You and I” transforms the exhibition space into a sunflower garden while “gardeners” are there and taking care of sunflowers from time to time. In order to explore the interconnectedness of man and plant, the process of gardening is part of the happenings that happen during the exhibition period to show coexistence. Man and plants share essential resources like water, sunlight, and air. Man, as a planter, has built up such an interdependent relationship with plants. If plants get adequate care, they grow great. Meanwhile, planters find comfort in spending time with plants, sowing, watering, talking or even bringing them out for sunlight. The action of planting is invested with a sense of delight and healing to planters.
In terms of healing, sunflower is one of the most significant plants of all. It is symbolic of the sun and being employed in Environmental remediation technology called “phytoremediation”. Scientists found that its growing process carries metal and toxin detoxification, notably used in Chernobyl and Fukushima. In a way that it emotionally and physically gives us a sense of hope. The majority of the living creatures in nature are interconnected and inter-influenced. Thus, we have learned to embrace the uncertainties and changes in life through reliance.
Performers: Ice WONG Kei Suet, Colbie FUNG Ho Pui
Video Production: Caleb FUNG
Photo by: Frankie Chan, Wave Channel (HK)
Special thanks to: Christina TAM, Karina YE, Jay LAU, Joyce ZHOU, MAN Hin Siu, Liv TSIM