Young at Heart 人老心不老
Artwork by Vincent Mak, Special Thanks: Collaborating Artists and friends: Evelyna Liang, Wong wing-fung, Exist Ho, Ivan Fung, Hei Leung, Sudhee Liao, Lam wai-kit, Leonardo, Tin Pui, Kary. (Make-up Artist: Kary Wong)
What does it mean to be getting old?
The generation gap has been mentioned recently. When I am thinking of what this means exactly to me, I discovered the fear of becoming old and out of date, and losing contact with others in the years of rapid change. I have been thinking of an idea that we are on the same sense of timeline in our world. Being young and getting old are different stages of life. The vibrant world of the young, the richness in life experience of the middle-aged, and the golden harvest of the aged all have the potential to inspire each other. Being courageous in life is not the privilege of the young, nor is having rich experience a must for the middle-aged, solitude and frustration a norm for the aged.
In this project, I invited ten artists to be put on makeup to imitate their imaginary states they would be at 80 years old. I took still photos and makeup video to set a still photo and video installation. The aim of the image and video project is to explore the projection of the various artists’ imagination about getting old, “Aged” as imaginary identities.
Vincent Mak Siu Fung ( Artist/ Co-curator )