Dreams of a Toad (蟾蜍夢多). Au Wah Yan.

Dreams of a Toad (蟾蜍夢多)

Hong Kong: Arts and Culture Outreach, 2019. First Edition. Hardcover. NEW. Blue cloth boards with white lettering to spine. Blue endpapers. Bilingual. Fine monochromatic plates. Index. 26 x 20 cm (oblong). 98 pp. / No dust jacket (as issued). Item #12590

“A mosquito barges into your sweet dreams, a gecko hides itself at home, a whale sweeps the town, a wild boar intrudes a kid’s wear shop in a mall, a bat feasts on apples in a supermarket…to these underwhelming animals, does such a daunting city get on their nerves too? Do they, every once in a while, join the insomniacs club and venture into an eerie dream?”

Dreams of a Toad takes you on a trip to the seemingly mundane yet neurotically fantastic world of animal fables.

Dreams of a Toad is the result of repeated experiments by Au Wah Yan in the past few years. It consists of prints overlaid with stories; images intertwined with words. The starting point of Dreams of a Toad went back to 2017, when Wah Yan stayed in Buenos Aires for one month for an artist-in-residence program of printmaking. During her stay, she worked from 10am-6pm in the printmaking studio every day, focusing in learning the techniques of photolithography.



「蚊子會擾人清夢,壁虎長期藏匿家中,鯨魚突然來襲,野豬『逛商場闖童裝店』,蝙蝠則『到超市嘆蘋果』……乍看不討好的動物,身處這座神經兮兮的城市,會否感同身受,久不久排上失眠的隊列,入睡了又闖進詭異的夢境。」

歡迎你進入《蟾蜍夢多》看似尋常又神經質、疑幻疑真的動物寓言世界。

區華欣把她幾年來翻來覆去的試驗都收進《蟾蜍夢多》,包括版畫和故事,圖文交錯。《蟾蜍夢多》的源起,是華欣於2017前往布宜諾斯艾利斯的藝術家駐留計劃,她在當地的版畫工作室埋首創作一個月,專注學習攝影平版畫技術,這令她回到印刷技藝的執迷當中。.

Price: HK$220.00