My Birthday Exhibition
Before Friendly moved to Berlin, she had a strong motivation to celebrate her birthday unusually in Hong Kong with the people she knows especially her family.
“My Birthday Exhibition” was a perfect idea to gather everyone as well as to showcase what she has done so far in her life to her beloved ones.
30 artworks that look alike cakes were created at the first “My Birthday Exhibition”. The artworks were made of light clay and cookie cans. They were created according to the most impressive experience of Friendly's each year.
Since 2011, the exhibition was held every 2 years until 2015. It was indeed a joyful celebration to everyone.
2011, 2013, 2015
Hong Kong 2011 & 2015
Exhibition is over
I seldom read newspaper, one day I spotted a news
about a car accident, it was weird that I kept reading,
I remembered lots of details. Two weeks later, I was told
that was the news about a school mate from the next class
was killed in a car crash. death became very near to me
in my mind all out of a sudden. From that day on,
the sentence written on the cake was stamped on my mind.
(Cake Translation: If I don't feel comfortable with the existing situation,
should I stop complaining about it and take action to change it? )
I was sad by how cold, unconcerned, materialistic that Hong Kong people
were, and I complaint a lot, however, I chose to stop complaining
and started acting to change something.
I used to think money is nothing and I needed just enough for living,
that'd be ok. Unfortunately, I gave too much help without getting
paid and I realized I can't continue on living like this. Therefore I
find a reason for myself to be rich, and the only reason is…
A french friend gave me some flowers on my 23rd birthday,
it was rare to us to receive flowers on birthday, so I used the wrapping
paper to create an artwork for a later on exhibition, however,
somebody took it at the end and it was one of my favorite pieces.
If anyone see it one day coincidentally (that would be unbelievable),
please let me know.
Invasian Magazine is an Asia graffiti and urban culture magazine
which is primarily dedicated to Asian graffiti culture. The magazine
covers the graffiti scene in various major Asia cities including China,
Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Sinagpore,
Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. I founded the magazine with two former
partners in 2008.
Invasian Group split in 2011 mid-August due to several internal problems.
Two of the partners continue one of our projects, Asia's biggest graffiti
contest - Wall Lords while I keep on Invasian. After fighting for one year
four and half months alone, Invasian latest issue #5 was finally done under
a great help from lots of friends.
I was in Berlin when the Umbrella Movement began in Hong Kong in September 2014. Every day I was checking the news and posts about the protest, people whom I know in Hong Kong supported and opposed the movement, they have
very different opinions about the movement. Friendship and family split
because of the movement as soon as they didn’t speak for the same side.
Somehow I was glad that it didn’t happen to me, I wasn’t sure if that would be better or worse...
In 2005, I was sitting with my brother in a Hong Kong cafe, while waiting for our food, we made jokes out of the dishes and drinks. We laughed badly and I swore to him that we should make an animation about it and it has to be done within ten
years. Short before the year turning to 2014, I realised I had done nothing. Perhaps my brother might have already forgotten our joke, nevertheless, my animation is targeted to be a 60-minute stop motion production at least.