As we become global and daily travellers, the questions such as,often recur in our everyday dialogues as conversational topics about one’s voyages. Travelling is such an indispensable part of the contemporary experience where mobility has become a perpetual state of being. By attempting to explore within these confines of destinations and activities associated with the notion of journeys, one comes to reflect on what may seem to be a general contemporary desensitisation towards the notion of travelling.
Revisiting the personal processes and reasons involved in the habit of journey making,presents a variety of art works that tap on the very essences and nuances of travelling. The exhibition is an investigation to rediscover the wonders of travelling as well as engage with the emotions, poetics and at times, turmoil that are vital while being on the road.
Stripping away the promises of pleasure inherent with tourism and holidaymaking, travelling allows an individual to embark on an escape from home in search of anspace where personal dramas, moments of anxiety, boredom, fatigue and displacement are unanticipated. The artists from the exhibition unravel these emotions as well as the romantic imagination and anticipation that are inspired by the possibility of adventures and new experiences. Through video, zines to objects, Terminus takes a look at travelling as an act of self-exploration where destinations are new, unknown and never final.
hat dealt with mobility and its placement in cultural, identity and social political issues. builds on these established points of reference to provide a more intimate, if not, voyeuristic look in this subject of travelling.
More materials are available to view on site at Para Site.
The Archive Project is financially supported by the Project Grant of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.