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Happy Transformation

Date: 2022.11.01 - 2024.11.30
Title : Happy Transformation 
Artists : Benjamin Hao
Artist Statement: 

Paper Pulp Sculpture X Newspapers Stall

Research suggests that writing down worries can help alleviate stress and anxiety.

Artist and residents gather at Newspapers Stall, utilizing recycled newspapers to write down their worries and transform them into small paper pulp sculptures. Through this process, we aim to shift the perspectives and create delightful objects. The project encourages the discovery, appreciation, and sharing of the present moment, fostering positive development of oneself.



Getting to know the residents in the early stage

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                                                              A booth is set up next to the newspaper stall to slowly get to know the residents and collect their stories.


Paper Pulp Sculpture workshop 

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The process of transforming newspapers into paper pulp sculptures is a way to learn and create objects that bring joy to oneself.


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Each participant’s paper mache works are closely related to Cho Yiu Chuen


After the workshop, each participant's work will be put on display in the newspaper's stall and at the Chung Ling Sheh. The artworks and stories will also be recorded in the portfolio.

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Excerpts from the portfolio


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Participants in the Workshops: 

Chan Chak Shing, Chan Pui Yuk, Chang Chun Lok, Chen Liang Wen, Cheng Lai Wah, Ho Suet Hing, Hui Yun Yin, Lee Ling Ha, Lee Po Kai, Lo Kam Ip, Lo Shuk Fong, Ng Fung Yiu, Tam Man Yee, Tong Lai Kwan, Tse Suk Fan, Tsoi  Sau Chung, Wong Kit Ying, Wong Wai Sim, Wong Yik Him, Wong Yuk Sun, Woo Wai Man Phoebe, Yeung Woon Sheung,  Yu Chun Wai, Yuen Chun Hei, Yuen Yin Ling 


About the artist: 

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Hao Lap Yan Benjamin was born and currently resides in Hong Kong and is a cross-disciplinary artist. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the RMIT and Hong Kong Art school in 2011, and later graduated from the interdisciplinary art of MFA programme at the University of Hartford. His works and art projects have been exhibited and practised in Hong Kong, Macedonia, mainland China, Iceland, and the United States. 

Benjamin likes to use art creation to intervene in existing systems and structures, and through this, reveal how mainstream culture and ideologies construct our understanding of society, the natural environment, and communities. At the same time, he examines the relationship between individuals, communities, and nature, and likes to use a variety of media and techniques to provoke audiences and participants to reflect on ideology, and thus re-understand the way things are narrated.



A Mind-friendly Estate Model at Cho Yiu Chuen

Funded by Lee Hysan Foundation, the two-year initiative, “A Mind-friendly Estate Model at Cho Yiu Chuen”, began in November 2022 with the objectives of strengthening the community bonds and the "330 well-being" of the residents in Cho Yiu Chuen.

The project aims at connecting the community, promoting mental wellness with our ambassadors, and engaging the residents through the power of art!

Co-organization: Hong Kong Arts Centre, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

Supporting Organization: Hong Kong Housing Society

Strategic Partner and Sponsor: Lee Hysan Foundation

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