Cheng Yee Man Gum
Cheng Yee Man (Gum) was born in Hong Kong. In 1998, Gum completed the social work programme at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) in Drawing from RMIT University in 2002. In 2007, Gum received an MA in Comparative and Public History from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Gum was a member of the School Management Committee. He is a registered social worker, part-time lecturer of the Hong Kong Art School, a founder of C&G Artpartment, and Chairman of the Hong Kong non-profit art group Project 226. Since 2000, he has curated more than 100 art exhibitions, educational programmes, seminars, and exchange programmes. His curatorial direction mainly critiques politics, social issues, and art eco-systems. His artworks explore various media, such as painting, drawing, performance, stop-motion animation, photography, video, and installation.
Gum Can Dance
(en)counters powerPLAY | 2013
After taking a crash course on the basics of traditional Bharatnatyam dance by a professional teacher, Gum photographed each step as one specific movement per frame.. These frames were then made into a step-frame animation video which was projected in one of Mumbai's streets. Through this performative action, the artist experienced the energy of Indian dance and then re-generated it through his own physical interpretation.