山水龍頭栓 | Tap Into The Mountain
2018

山水生活是川龍村村民從不失去的信念;幾百年來,川龍村民依水生活,從過去種稻到現在種西洋菜,從清茶到山水豆腐...... 山水穿過水管流進人家,水清澈得像信念。在山河邊,石菖蒲草生長在石塊之間;雕刻石菖蒲草製作水龍頭栓,為那些使用山水生活的川龍村村民更換山水龍頭栓,標記山水流經的地方。

作品「山水龍頭栓」由鍾惠恩及吳家俊創作,於藝術推廣辦事處策劃項目「邂逅!山川人」展出。作品蠟模由孔智鍵師傅製作,再以黃銅鑄造出一百個水龍頭栓;然後,再由藝術家與村民,為村裡的山水喉更換山水標記。

川龍河相片由翟偉良攝影師提供。

For hundreds of years, the water in Chuen Lung has played an important part in the villagers’ lives. It irrigated paddy fields in the past, nourishes watercress in the present, and gives a special taste to tea and tofu dessert… Grassleaf sweet flag grows by the river. These taps mark the flow of mountain water.

The work “Tap Into The Mountain” was co-created by Chung Wai Ian and Ng Ka Chun. It was presented in the community art project “Hi! Hill” which curated by Art Promotion Office. The wax prototype was produced by courtesy master Kung Chi Kin, and more than 100 copper taps were finally made by casting. Artist together with a villager replaced the old taps into new tap in the village.  
The images of Chuen Lung River was taken by documentary photographer Chak Wai Leung.