Brooms lying on the street corner are indeed fables of the city.
Though street sweepers are not witches or wizards, each of them knows how to make the broom of his/her very own. Take a closer look at those brooms, see? They were made up of different plants. They are not dead objects. On the contrary, they do have magic. In our playground, the broom regulates fallen leaves to suit the seasonal mood. Brooms always belong to our parks and playgrounds, channelling with those fallen leaves, leaving no traces but stories about us.
The project will recruit a team of “researchers”. Through studying plants and the method of upcycling them, we will uncover the folk wisdom behind and the unlimited possibilities of tool making. Let’s unlock the stories and unleash the capability of brooms.
研究團 Research Team
~ Creative tools design
~ Brooms materials and plants
~ Brooms making and races
~ Working situation of street sweepers in parks
~ Brooms as game props / permanent public facilities in parks
Flash Mob Leaves Sweeping Workshop Event
during the ‘Prelude Exhibition’ period
1/8/2021 (日 Sunday)
2:30 - 5:30 pm
UG 10, C C Wu Building, 302-8 Hennessy Road
程展緯 Luke Ching
Before the age of 18, Luke Ching was known as a pro in colour pencil drawing and was among the best in his class. He was pretty good at seal carving too. Before turning 26, he learned to work with mixed media under the tutelage of Chan. At the time, mixed media was categorised as 'others' when one had to specify the medium of an artwork. Before 30, he worked as a teacher of grade 4 students, teaching art and general studies. After 30 he finally learned to swim and cycle, but before he managed to learn to type in Chinese, he got married - which is his lifetime achievement. Before the age of 40, he took an interest in public space in our society and the development of gift economy, hoping to recycle lively art from a lively society and learn from that. After turning 40, he started focusing on his personal professional development, hoping to become a boss's pet.