Diaspora, the theme of this year's a2nual show, refers to dispersion and movement away from a particular location. The challenging circumstances of our modern world has created a diasporic spread across different areas, such as the fragmentation of societies, global information, and values. This changes the nature of persistence, and the way we understand it. Because of the diasporic spread on a technological level, information is eruptive and disseminated through the Internet, breaking boundaries bounded by regions and bringing people closer together as a result of globalization. Diasporization becomes inevitable.
Amidst these developments, we are urged to empower ourselves by broadening our ways of seeing, so that we may present our understanding of a fragmented world through a multifaceted lens. Even if we excel in different fields, we still share the same roots and belong to the same place.
This year's SCM Annual brings together the School of Creative Media's graduates works of class 2020 and 2021. It is a showcase to the passion and tenacity of such individuals that have powered through in the light of the pandemic, and created artworks that demonstrate a profound understanding of interdisciplinary practices. The artworks convey emotions and thoughts, and analyze our understanding and cognition of the world from the artist's aspects.
It is always a pleasure to write the introduction to the SCM Annual. It is especially so this year, one in which all our graduating students have had to surmount great challenges in order just to be able to produce and create their work. Online education has been an enterprising solution to the challenges of maintaining business as usual under COVID 19; however, it can never replace the hands on, face-to-face mentorship, learning, collaboration and practice that is so essential to creative media education. I salute all the students who have submitted work to the 2021 SCM Annual. Your tenacity and hard work is a testimony to the spirit of SCM, which is clearly alive and well!
The theme of this year’s show—Diaspora—is a fitting one given the COVID 19 times that we are living in, where we have all been forced to live and work apart from each other. However, the term has particular resonance for Hongkongers, many of whom are born to families of emigres or have family members who have emigrated. The good news is that the sense of impermanence, in betweenness, and separation that defines Diaspora provides a seedbed for imaginative reflection upon the conditions of selfhood and the relationship of self to the broader society one inhabits, which is the well-spring of creative art.
Once again, in the 2021 SCM Annual, we see how SCM students have engaged with the media of film, animation, new media, gaming, and sound art with ingenuity, dexterity and a singular vision to explore both their own subjectivity and the world into which they have been thrown, a world which is not of their making, but one which, through art, can be imagined anew. Each of these works deserves close examination and appreciation and together they attest to the extraordinary creative spirit that pervades the School. Congratulations again to all the artists and creators in the show!
為創意媒體學院年度展 2021撰寫序言總是令人愉快的。尤其是在本年度，面對巨大的挑戰下，我們畢業生的作品在各位的努力之中仍然順利的誕生了。在2019冠狀病毒病疫情的影響下，我們無可奈何的採用了網上教學這種進取的解決方案； 然而，它永遠無法取代對創意媒體教育至關重要的要素：面對面的指導、學習、協作和實踐。 我向所有於創意媒體學院年度展 2021參展的學生致敬，你們的堅韌和努力印證了創意媒體學院那充滿活力和保持優秀的精神！
再次強調，在創意媒體學院年度展 2021中，我們可以看到創意媒體學院的學生如何以獨創、靈巧和獨特的視野與電影、動畫、新媒體、遊戲和聲音等媒體進行互動，以探索他們自己的主觀性和世界：他們不是創造了世界，卻用自身的藝術重新把世界描繪出來。 每件作品都值得仔細觀察和欣賞，它們共同證明了學院所具有的非凡創造精神。 再次恭賀年度展中的每一位藝術家和創作者！
Wu Frank Chun
TSANG Chung Yin
TSANG Chung Yin
A Night on the Sun
Daniel Chung Yik Ching
Chan On Sang Anns
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