「千里之行,始於足下。」《老子.第六四章》

The journey of a thousand miles begins beneath your feet.           (Laozi, Tao Te Ching 6:4)

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towards in-between nature-culture...
Walking Along the River... on the road... in the city..... :
a practice-based research (Pbr) on MOVing image

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Dr Andy Tam (andyDada), Shenzhen-Zhuhai-Hong Kong Art Critic, Creative-Collectives Researcher, he earned his PhD (Contemporary Art), School of Art, Kingston University London, MA (Art & Design), University of the Arts London, Wimbledon College of Art (UAL), & MEd (Arts Education), Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU). He also participates in various projects: Art Central Hong Kong (2022), International Festival of Intermedia (2020), Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong (2018), Silk Road International Art Festival (2017), The 3rd Kunming Art Biennale (2016), Shenzhen Biennale of Contemporary Art (2015), Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture (Shenzhen and Hong Kong (2012 & 2015)), Kwangju Art Biennial (2005), Guangzhou Art Triennial (2005), MAAP Media Art Festival (2004), Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Museum (2000), Taiwan IT Park Gallery (2000), Taiwan Huashan Arts District (2000), Hong Kong Biennale of Art (1996 & 1998) etc. He also performed at Malaysia National Visual Arts Gallery (2000) etc, and his art writings were released in MIT-LEA Press, 2nd APAEC (Asia-Pacific Art Education Conference), 2nd Guangzhou Triennial, Korean National Commission for UNESCO etc.

Dr. Andy Tam (PhD, MA, MEd, FRSA, ARPS)

PhD Researcher
Dept. of Fine Art, Kingston School of Art
Contemporary Art Research Group (CARG)
Kingston University London

In the time of upheaval of information and globalization, the development of city has basically changed in its nature, organization, and function. The birth of “imperialism of taste” (Harvey, 1989) creates new ways of the very hierarchy of values and significance. Signs, data, information, imagery, styles, systems of rapid, highly conventionalized communication characterize the lifeblood of the Mega cities with the “Massive Circulation of Images” (Nail, 2019). This new value undermines to the “monotony of universal modernism’s vision of the world”, which is generally perceived as positivistic, techno-centric, and rationalistic. Modernism identifies with the belief in linear progress, absolute truths, the rational planning of ideal social orders, and the standardization of knowledge and production.

Areas of Research Interest

Moving Image, Practice-based Art Research, Video Art, New Media, Installation and Performance, Visual Culture, Curatorship and Exhibition, Architecture and Urban Development, Arts Education, Contemporary Chinese Art

Contribution to Knowledge in the field of Contemporary Art

This PhD investigates an entangled field of artworks,
literary and philosophical texts, nature writing, digital images, and
MOVing-Image on spaces of possibility and imaginary, by which Nature-
Culture been illustrated, the research argues, as cultural construction.
Then, the emergence and resurgence of the Chinese Classic SCROLL
painting to MOVing-Image (Old versus New) would be further examined
through experimenting with the in-between aspects of Nature vs
Culture, Landscape vs Cityscape and Walkscape vs Imagescape
(MOVing-image). Furthermore, Walking Along/ Walking/ Flâneur also
demonstrates an a significant artistic-interventive tactic to further
explain and explore an interceptive/ interactive/ interpretative praxis to
contextualize the title Towards In-Between Nature-Culture.

“On the Road/ In the City…” (Walkscape & Cityscape as Culture oriented) interrogates on Cosmopolitan Urbanism that are inspired from Jack Kerouac’s On the Road (1957), and de Certeau’s Walking in the City (1984) that develop a controversial platform as critical documentation for Modernization and Urbanization in term of walkscape (Careri, 2002) and cityscape. It involves an objective-nature-rural-life to a subjective-culture-urban-experience that exemplifies to scholarly interrogation of Dualisms/ Dichotomies “Walking Along…-On…-In…” as the preposition of NatureCultures (as Human vs Non-human) or Nature/Culture on biocultural and sociocultural contexts