Happy Encounter
– A Project of Marcos Vidal Font & Wai Kit Lam

Artist statement

We met at a fireplace, on a lost farm two years ago, it was a happy encounter. Moreover, this time at Happy Valley our gathering would also be a meeting point of happiness and collaboration. In this area there are some spots to renovate, there are always some spots to remove and renovate. Remove, renovate, clean, and build up. Come on this is Hong Kong, it is a growing city following a golden goal.

Since I was a child, I loved to find objects, play and mix with them, turned them into new things. Cut and paste, and I gave them life to jump around. However, how come video and photo could be cut and pasted better than my hands, that is the point. Owing to this, in this artist-in-residence project, Wai Kit Lam and I started the collaboration flow in both ways, and we also tried to find any new possibilities. This was not only limited to teamwork, but it was also a new challenge for Wai Kit, she must confront some objects in her close reality, and find a personal way to film, shoot and fit those in her personal universe.

Residence influence, casual encounters, or maybe not. Our personal belongings are messed up. We find some treasures at the happy valley — a visual reward in a common yard.

 

Marcos Vidal Font

Happy Valley, Hong Kong

1.2017

 

Artist statement on Waiting... Despairing...

This video is about becoming calmer, more relaxed, and finding inside peace. The art world's goals and daily life take our mind out of itself from what is really important from the essence of things. Market and competition are precisely the opposite that the artist needs to create and grow. The character tries to get close to nature and the sea and rediscover the lost calm.

Marcos Vidal Font

Happy Valley, Hong Kong

1.2017

Artist statement on Networking Table

Networking Table: Version 2022 depicts the relationship between the conscious/unconscious idea of oneself, our representation, and how others comprehend us.

 

Nowadays, CCTV cameras are all installed around us. Some people might not notice it, but others might be very conscious. In this video, we used several objects as a metaphorical self, and they were either unconsciously playing alone or intentionally showing off themselves through a CCTV camera.

 

In mass media communication these days, whether the representation of the filmed object(s) is consciously or not, the audience(s) can only virtually comprehend them. They are strangers to each other, and this pattern repeatedly happens in our daily lives that we might not notice. Or, we are even convinced that this should be how we understand others.

 

Marcos Vidal Font & Wai Kit Lam

Hong Kong

7.2022