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Nan Tum

Cheung Chau

Hong Kong



A hammock x rocking chair inspired from a leaf and a fishing boat

Year  2023

Installtion & Furniture















A leaf falls, swiftly swings in the air, and lands. Such a seemingly useless gesture of Nature, yet tremendously significant to the cycle of life. It dies, degrades, and gives nutrients to maternity again. Lengthy time of degradation feeds its pollination partners, nurtures the soil and shields its roots from dehydration.


The rafts that gently rock on shimmering glitters, embark daily lives of the Islanders. The familiarly recognisable, simple yet sophisticatedly built structure has been proven to be efficient through centuries of sailing in the sea. It provides a vessel for earning, embodies everyday events and records the evolution of the industry.


These are seemingly useless gestures but indeed useful every day. Poetic while silently functional.


The artwork, 'S’way', is an interactive installation designed to offer a moment of tranquility for the Islanders. This piece conjures up the youthful days of my father and uncles, creating an abstract collage that captures their perspective of the fishing boats swaying back to the island's shore and the collection of fisheries, a crucial ingredient for their soy sauce trade.


Echoing the simplistic elegance of a leaf or a boat, the piece takes on the dual functionality of a hammock and a rocking chair. 'S’way' aims to revitalize traditional boat-crafting techniques, taking form from materials that were traditionally used but are now discarded: timber for the frame; repurposed nylon threads for the cradle; and idle hands for weaving. This installation intends to be flexible to rearrange, foldable for storage and fashionable as a sculpture to various context.


Carry it around and bring it to the place that enjoys you- track its location!

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