Title: Same Line Twice 16, 17 Dates: July 17 – July 20, 2019 Location: Hung Fai’s studio, Chai Wan Participants: Hung Fai, Wai Pong-yu Tools and materials: unsized xuan paper cut into two halves; black and color ink pens; metal ruler. Size: 90 x 90 cm (per sheet) Interaction: initially, the artists stand back-to-back in the narrow space between the two sheets of paper. Later they range freely around either sheet.
In their bipartite compositions, the artists become increasingly aware of the gap between their respective lines as a theme, an active absence, and a character that uncannily reflects aspects of each of them. While avoiding a bipartite composition here, they realize the gap in physical space and embody it by standing back-to-back between the divided square halves of a sheet of paper. Across the opening, Hung lays down his lines using a long and unwieldy metal ruler, and Wai traces long arcs using his body as a pivot. Artifacts of the limits of their bodies and eyesight, these lines together resemble a drawn bow, whose visual tension and implied violence become the foundation for the rest of the drawing. Later on, the artists move more freely between and around the two compositions, like playing on two chess boards at once.
艺术家越发意识到，《Same Line Twice》系列二分构图的空隙已成为一个主题和一种有生命力的缺席，隐约地反映了他们各自的某些特质。此作中他们把空隙在现实空间中实现，并亲身占据其中，背靠背地站在一张纸分成的两半正方形之间。熊辉以沉重的铁尺画出直线，韦邦雨则用身体为轴心画出长长的弧线。这些线条是他们身体和视力极限的产物，纵横汇聚好似一张被拉开的弓，其视觉张力和蕴藏的暴力，构成了此作的基调。接下来，艺术家更加自由地在两幅画作内外穿梭，仿佛同时参与了两盘棋局的博弈。