Rebeka TAM 譚曉怡
Rebeka Tam was graduated from the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) programme, co-presented by RMIT University and Hong Kong Art School in 2008, with a major in Ceramics, and completed Master of Arts in Cultural Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2013. Rebeka has been working as an art educator for more than 12 years, and active in leading several community arts projects for years. She believes that if an artwork could relate to “human experiences”, the dialogues, the reflection and feelings of the creative process would feed back to life.
I love the corporality of ceramics; I hate it at the same time
I am fascinated by the flexibility of the experimental materials
the excess of corporality and technical aspect is frown upon
From time to time, it fills the moments when thoughts are floating in the void
Paradoxically, the corporality of ceramics
is exactly what connects people and work
To me, ceramics making is a process going through time
Wandering and conversing between corporality and void
Facing the turbulent and uneasy social situation
I choose to communicate with myself through the process of ceramics making
In fact I am also seeking for self-redemption
Walls, record a city’s “voices”, in the manner of putting up, tearing, painting or covering posts, or in form of images, drawings or texts, record the cycle of constructions and destructions as time unfolds reality. The conditions of those walls on streets, no matter filled with posts, torn papers, erasures or re-paintings, they are all traces of real social interactions. To observe carefully, those marks are always changing. And maybe one day, those marks would be buried and disappeared from our sight.
Perhaps, making art to me has become an act of unforgetting. And yet, ceramics, having its unique materiality, is a perfect media to help inscribe fragments of memory.