Zeyun finds that waste and artwork are just a fine line apart. By this collection Redefine Waste, she wishes to breakthrough this distinction. In the traditional sense, “waste” and “artwork” can be of great difference. Take Hong Kong for example, limited space and infinite waste has been such a difficult case.
The wastes used in this series are mainly household debris (e.g. used clothes, old newspaper, courier boxes, plastic bottles, takeaway bags from fast-food outlets). And for jewellery companies, much space and money are withheld by outdated designs. The power usage required for re-casting is also for their pains. For this collection, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group is very generous to have donated 26 pieces of dated gold accessories for transformation. To Zeyun, there are many different ways she can do the transformation with low power usage, e.g. by hammering, cutting, riveting, and re-constructing the materials. For this Redefine Waste collection, collected waste materials have been used in every piece of the jewellery items to some extent.
Zeyun had set up a 30-day challenge for herself to transform these waste materials into jewellery items as many as she can, which are shown in this exhibition. Setting aside the one master piece that is reserved for the blind auction, the rest of the collection are sold at fixed price. All proceedings from this collection during the exhibition will be donated to Green Council. By combining traditional craftsmanship with her understanding of design, Zeyun hopes to reconstruct waste and subvert the established common understanding of “waste”.
As a series of activities in support of environmental protection, there will be a talk on “Design for Sustainable Consumption” by Green Council at the exhibition opening as well as a beach cleaning activity co-organized with them on 24 November 2018.
2018.11.02 | 17:00-19:00
Loupe, H410, PMQ
2018.11.02 - 2018.12.02 | 12:00-19:00
Loupe, H410, PMQ
2018.11.24 | 10:30-12:30
Lung Kwu Tan, Tuen Mun
About Green Council
The Green Council is a non-profit organisation and certification body established in 2000, with the aim to promote and assist the Hong Kong business community to integrate the concept of environmental protection into production processes and management systems, leading to a greener Hong Kong. With the motto of “Conservation begins with Education”, the Green Council is fully committed to provide continued education and trainings on sustainable procurement, environmental management, waste management, energy conservation, etc. Meanwhile, the Green Council is dedicated to organise various green projects such as the Hong Kong Green Label Scheme, Sustainable Procurement Charter, Hong Kong Green Awards, International Coastal Cleanup Hong Kong, Hong Kong Green Day, Green Run and Green Carnival.