Chun Tung Lam

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Updated Feb 2020
Topics Human Rights, Photography, Prison
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2016年9月10日- 11月27日(逢星期六、日),香港社區組織協會269號展覽館會變身為公眾剖白的空間,您可以在展覽館內閱讀和聆聽不同人的剖白,更可在那裏剖白你內心的秘密。是次展覽是一項公眾參與的藝術活動,讓我們可以看到公眾、在囚人士以及更生人士的剖白,表述令他們後悔的經歷。

 

說到在囚人士及更生人士,人們不其然會聯想到罪犯及犯罪份子。 æˆ‘們很容易標籤他們,甚至對他們懷著偏見。很多人都沒有把他們當成一個個複雜的個體去理解,反而衹會簡單地把他們標籤為罪犯。刑事和司法制度亦只會把焦點集中在他們曾經犯過的錯誤,要他們承認自己犯過的罪。

 

這次「剖白」展覽會幫助公眾翻開表象,檢視每一個過錯背後的底蘊。展覽會裏展示了更生人士的相片,當中每位主人翁都會訴説他們的故事和對他們的經歷剖白。這不僅是一般的告解或認錯,他們表述自身的故事,目的是希望讓公眾了解他們其實跟您和我一樣,都是有血、有肉、有感情、有生命的人,而不單是被人標籤的罪犯。

 

在囚人士及更生人士常遭忽視,甚至被歧視。透過這次展覽,我們希望讓公眾能夠扔掉標籤,更立體地體會在標籤背後每個個體活生生的一面。

Confessions
 "“ A Prisoner and Ex-Offender Exhibition

10 Sep - 27 Nov 2016, soco gallery at 269 Yu Chau Street will be turned into a confessional space. It'll be an intimate place for you to read and listen to confessions, as well as a place for you to make your own confessions. The exhibition is a participatory art project that will see members of the public, prisoners, and ex-offenders speak about their regrets.

 

When we think about prisoners and ex-offenders, what immediately comes to mind is that they have committed crimes and are sinners. We often judge them and carry stereotypical images of them. We reduce them to their crime rather than seeing them as complex human beings like you and me. The criminal justice system does the same by focusing mainly on their alleged wrong-doing. They have to confess their sins, they have to admit their crime.

 

"˜Confessions' plays on this notion, but seeks to understand what's beneath the surface. At the exhibition, photos of ex-prisoners and their personal stories will be on display.  They confess, but not in the traditional sense of the word. They tell their story, tell us who they really are, not what we think they are.

 

Prisoners and ex-prisoners are often overlooked and discriminated against. We hope through this exhibition, you may gain a better understanding of the people behind the label.

 



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