Artworks by C&G --- Clara Cheung & Gum Cheng
Title:"Marching Toy"---- The series of “The July 1st Couple” (2009)




Title:"The Marching Toy"
-----The series of “The July 1st Couple,”

Material: Acrylic board, wood stick
Date of performance:1 July, 2009
Place of performance:Wan Chai to Central, Hong Kong
Name of artwork recorder:CHU Yiu Wai

Concept: Our daughter is two and a half, and is very curious about everything around. She likes to run around here and there, and always likes to run faster than everyone. Taking her along to the July 1st March, is a way to show our her demonstration is a way to voice out our opinion and this is a basic right a citizen has.

For this year, we make a piece of toy (which is like one of our daughter's) with C&G's figures on top, and wheels at the bottom. When our daughter walks, she can also pulls the us forward, in order to demonstrate the new generation will keep on building this civic society by all means.



作品名稱: 七‧一新人系列2009 — 前進的玩具

創作材料:亞加力膠板、木條
創作日期: 2009年7月1日
創作地點: 香港 灣仔至中環
作品記錄人姓名:朱耀煒

創作理念:

2009年7月1日,女兒兩歲半,開始懂事,開始每事問,開始跑來跑去,跑得總要快過別人……作為父母,當要耐心為她解答疑問,向她灌輸正確的價值觀,做個有社會責任感的公民。遊行,她可能不知道是甚麼或為了甚麼,但起碼要讓她知道,遊行,是一種可行的表達意見的方式,是市民基本權利的體現。

為了這年的七一遊行,我們創作了一件可以玩的作品,這件作品是一架用繩繫著的手拉車,是模仿女兒的一個類似的玩具而造的,拉動該作品時,車輪會帶動兩個於2004年我們遊行時的形象的人形透明膠板上下移動,彷彿緩步前行。遊行當日,女兒拉著那作品,象徵我們的下一代將帶領我們繼續爭取我們的訴求,發揮公民的權力。


Please click here for the other performance pieces in this series of“The July 1st Couple” by C&G:
in the year of 2004,2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011,2012, 2013

and click here for another interactive performance on the theme of marriage: "Will You Marry Me?" by C&G.