Residency

With a merit grant, I attended the November session of the Vermont Studio Center residency programme in 2019. It is the largest artist in residency programme in the States and mostly ranked among the top 10 in the globe. As the third least populated state in America, Vermont literally means ‘green mountains’. This quiet town was splendid with the autumn leaves and elegant with the first snow. Locals said, this November was as cold as January.

喜獲津助金,2019年十一月前往美國佛蒙特藝術家駐留中心,這是全美最大規模的駐留計劃,許多時也爭得全球十大的排名。「Vermont」字面解釋為「綠色幽巒」,也是全國人口第三稀少的州分。寧靜小鎮,紅葉裝點絢爛的秋容,而第一場初雪則帶來素淨優雅的姿色。當地人說,今年的十一月如一月一樣凍。

Some 10 writers, 50 artists, smiling faces, and the casual but inspiring talks over meals. The diverse talents I have met and the seriousness shown through the works, all these left me with a deep remark: no matter what you do, push it to the limit! In arts, there is no place for middle-of-the road, but authenticity. This is something I will keep for the rest of my life.

十多位作家,五十位藝術家,飯桌上隨意交談,作品大異其趣,嚴謹而又互相拼發火花,種種都在展示一句聽說了許久,卻到如今才真切領悟的一句:無論做甚麼創作,都要做到盡!在藝術領域沒有中庸,只講求原汁原味。這一句,我將終身受用。

November 2018, El Bruc in Spain. My first residency programme was in Can Serrat which located at a simple town at the foothill of Mont Serrat. As plain as water, a retreat from city life also helped preparing myself for the brand new start for my second career as an artist.

2018年,同樣是十一月,西班牙布魯奇。Can 
Serrat是我首個藝術家駐留計劃,純樸鄉郊景色,簡單的人和事,為我從匆忙的新聞工作沐浴一新。

The roundelay began with my poem which was inspired by Hashir’s piano. Short film inspired by fiction, one after another, 11 of us played this game for fun and creation.

是樓下傳來練琴的妙音,誘發我寫了一首詩,然後大夥兒接續下去,小說接續新詩,短片接續小說,一路接下去。

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