Artworks by C&G --- Clara Cheung & Gum Cheng
Title:"Transparent Shadows"---- The series of “The July 1st Couple” (2008)

Title:"Transparent Shadows"
-----The series of “The July 1st Couple,”

Material: Acrylic board, ribbon
Date of performance:1 July, 2008
Place of performance:Wan Chai to Central, Hong Kong
Name of artwork recorder:CHU Yiu Wai

This is part of the performance art series about marriage by C&G. This series has happened on every July 1st in the handover demonstration since 2003. Here are the two major agendas behind:
1. to re-examine the concepts of private and public
2. to fully utilize the site-specific and time-specific features of performance art in response of society

On July 1st, 2008, C&G wore a transparent shadow of their back from 2004’s July 1st parade in the demonstration, with their baby together in a stroller. In the shape of their backs in 2004’s July 1st parade, this transparent shadow suggests the public have been treated as transparent by the government and their voices have gone into a canon. Despite all these, C&G and their child chose to keep on walking.

作品名稱: 七‧一新人系列2008 — 透明的背影

創作日期: 2008年7月1日
創作地點: 香港 灣仔至中環

這是C & G以結婚為主題的系列式的行為藝術作品之 一,這系列作品於每年7月1日香港回歸日的大遊行(第一次於2003年7月1日進行及後每年同日舉行,至今)期間進行,主要目的有二:
1. 重新審視私人與公共的概念
2. 發揮行為藝術切時切地的特質去即時回應社會

2008年7月1日,C & G背著其於2004年遊行時的背影的人形的透明膠板,與孩子一家三口繼續遊行。透明的背影勾勒出多年來遊行訂婚的形象也暗示多年來遊行的訴求仍然落空,政府視公眾為透明。背負這透明民意的C & G及BB仍活生生地繼續上路。

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, 2009, 2010,2011, 2012, 2013

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