Daily necessities contain their usefulness, which probably also carry their artistic symbolisms; these meanings can be derived from the habits of life, may also from the development of the community initiation. Meanings could be personal, given by the artist, or shared by the public.
From March to June 2018, participating artists and art group Daniel Knorr, Kwan Sheung Chi and Videotage were invited to use their own specialties to reveal the relationship between art and material in daily life. To reorder and redefine objects, we subverted established concepts of necessities and open new perspective in art.
Organised by Oi!, the community cinema project ‘Image Bite' extended art experience from art space into the community to explore the possibility of presenting and viewing of contemporary art. A series of video selected and curated by Videotage had been shown in neighborhood restaurants so as to integrate video arts in the everyday life scenes. By crisscrossing the reality and moving images, this project attempted to break the inherent mode of screening and the boundary of art while examining the established concept of public space and the relationship between showing and viewing. Through making art ‘down-to-earth' with the context of ordinary life, in-depth discussion and reflection had been stimulated.