賣磚頭 Selling Bricks

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文晶瑩一向有用紙張創作,在藝術學校教書,身邊也有不少紙張,於是有做紙磚的想法。材料包括之前實驗用的紙、筆記、過期藝術活動單張,這些紙張有藝術家個人的生活痕跡。她以非商業化方式售賣這些磚頭,在香港「買磚頭」即買樓,有別於一般炒賣方法,文晶瑩的磚頭會以低於成本價錢出售。不想付錢的,也可以用藝術品交換。作者希望藉作品反思唯利是圖的思考模式,首先作品不是機械化大量生產的商品,有藝術家生活的痕跡,亦沒有限量發行,扯高價錢。DIY的磚頭,表達作者對早年香港人,沒屋住便自己建屋給自己住的一種自由的響往。她亦可以告訴大家做紙磚的心得,大家也可以DIY,不用買她的。價錢方面,她以低於成本價錢出售,希望大家可捐錢給伙炭,使伙炭不用靠贊助,有更大的自主性,亦可以物易物,不談錢,觀眾與創作者可以有更多交流。作品是整個買賣過程,創作人與觀眾互動,希望可以深化主題。

Phoebe always uses paper to make art works. She works in an art school which has a lot of paper around. She has used unused art paper, notes and leaflets of previous art activities to make bricks. “Buying Bricks” means purchasing estate in Hong Kong. Phoebe has usea non-commercial method to sell bricks. It was in a way unlike the typical speculation activity: sold below cost price and encouraged buyers to donate money to Fotanian in support of local art. For those who do not want to pay could exchange bricks with his/her art piece instead. This DIY bricks also remind Phoebe that Hong Kong people had the freedom to build their own houses themselves in the past. The art work is the buying and selling process itself. Through the activity, artist wants to have more interaction with the audience and further discuss the topic. 

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文晶瑩一向有用紙張創作,她2012年的剪紙裝置《重寫歷史III 》。
Phoebe always uses paper to make art works. This is her paper cutting installation Rewriting History III in 2012.

紙磚的物料  Material of paper bricks

紙磚的物料
Material of paper bricks

不同大小的紙碎形成紙磚不同的質感

不同大小的紙碎形成紙磚不同的質感

Different sizes of pieces of paper formed different texture of paper brick.

Different sizes of pieces of paper formed different texture of paper brick.

紙磚有藝術家個人的生活痕跡 Paper brick has the traces of the artist’s life.

紙磚有藝術家個人的生活痕跡
Paper brick has the traces of the artist’s life.

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磚頭以低於成本價錢出售,也可以用藝術品交換。作者希望藉作品反思唯利是圖的思考模式。
Bricks were sold below cost price and buyers could also use art to exchange. The artist wishes to question the money oriented thinking pattern.

買家要求文晶瑩在作品上簽名。
Buyers requested Phoebe to sign on the bricks.

交換得來的藝術品。 Four artists used their art works to trade for the bricks.

交換得來的藝術品。
Four artists used their art works to trade for the bricks.

工作人員都扮成樓盤銷售員的模樣。 The staff are dressed like estate sales persons.

工作人員都扮成樓盤銷售員的模樣。
The staff are dressed like estate sales persons.

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