Tap CHAN 陳沁昕
Tap Chan was born in Hong Kong, she currently lives and works in Hong Kong. She obtained a degree of Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) from the Hong Kong Art School and RMIT University in 2011 and a degree of Master of Arts in Visual Arts from the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2014. Her works mostly appear in the form of installations, videos and sculptures. She is interested in exploring the idea of liminality that is embedded in daily life, where the boundaries between fiction and reality are often blurred, like the undefined psychic and emotional ruptures experienced during bouts of insomnia. To construct a narrative of the subterranean mind that rumbles beneath the facade of modern existence.
Contemplation on the materiality and the physicality of a medium forms my process of art-making. I construct or transform meanings for those specific materials that I have chosen, according to the context, notion, circumstance, location, state of mind and innumerable other internal and external factors. For example, a velvet conveys a muted and less reflective sound in a visual way and sometimes physically provides functionality.
反覆思考媒介的物質性和物理性是我藝術創作的過程。 我會根據藝術作品的概念、展示環境及位置、心境以及無數其他內部和外部因素，為我選擇的那些特定材料構建或轉化含義。 例如：天鵝絨以視覺方式傳達靜音或反射性較小的聲音，有時具有物理功能。
“Twofold Consciousness” is a sculptural piece where transformed headboards are acting like urban monuments of sleepless nights. Each is a mirror flip of another, reflecting an uncanny feeling and provoking the ideology of a mirror universe. Expressed in different textures of white, this series of works resembles the uncanniness in dreams and the eerily phantom objects in the virtual world. The entangle and disentangle of the corporeal and virtual existence probe into an obscurity of realities between them.