「信任&迷惑」亦會在網上（ www.trusting.hk ）每周發布由藝術家、作家、詩人和編舞家創作的聲音作品，向人聲這個最生動和直接的交流方式致敬。
Imagine yourself walking into a room with all-white walls. It is a simple white cube space, and a strange, new place to you. Suddenly, a stranger comes over and sits next to you. He hands you a small white card and gently asks, “May I breathe with you, by your side?” You then take a look at the card in your hand, which says:
“the rhythm of your breath
and the rhythms of all breaths
in the room
are falling in and out of unison
it’s a choir”
Though curious, the sense of bewilderment and confusion fence you in. You turn around to take a good look at the other people in the room. Some of them are walking, some of them are taking a pause. They are all breathing, fast and slow. There is a person who is walking. A loud and clear sound is emanating from his throat, filling the room. If this sound were to be transformed into musical notes, will it turn into some beautiful melody? Anxiousness gradually subsides as the breathing goes.
Back from observing, you turn to take a look at the stranger next to you. Slowly he looks over, nods, and smiles.
This is one of the live art experiences of the trust & confusion exhibition which is currently showcasing in Tai Kwun. In just a few minutes, one can experience the seemingly specious sense of trust and confusion. The eight-month exhibition comes off as a unique experience to viewers for it includes a number of exhibits that maintain their configuration throughout the exhibition, plus more than 20 works that evolve and accumulate with the unfolding of time and interaction with viewers. As you move along through the exhibition site, there is a chance that you might be caught by an impromptu solo dance, a chorus by some tone-deaf singers, a molecule that opens up a new olfactory possibility, the sounds of birds and humans conversing, shoes that are made up of hundreds of nails…… Viewers engage with these encounters, either passively or actively; and while some of these encounters require viewer’s interaction, the viewers in turn become part of the artwork.
Trust & Confusion offers a venue for you and I to share the temporality and create a new relationship with each other, along with new associations and experiences. The exhibition curators Xue Tan and Raimundas Malašauskas mentioned that when they first sketched out the contours of the exhibition in 2019, they wished to create a space for people to come together, especially at a time when society was polarised and exhausted by social turmoil and when people got confused and struggled to navigate within the ever-changing world during the pandemic. It doesn’t matter who and what we encounter everyday, whether by destiny or accident, or through meaningless or confusing occasions. What matters is that we should be open to observing how things emerge in relation to each other and giving attention to our inner landscape; because in that way, we will be able to sail through the spectacles that are taking place around us. As in believing that the arms you decide to fall into will catch and hold you tight, please trust that we will arrive at a better and safer place, no matter how confused we may now feel.
As a tribute to the human voice as the most vibrant and direct form of communication, a weekly release of voices by artists, writers, poets, and choreographers is available on www.trusting.hk.
Trust & Confusion Exhibition
Period: Now to 5 December 2021
Venue: Tai Kwun Contemporary