Rosana NG

 
 
 
 

 

Rosana NG

In 1968 at the age of 21, Rosana NG Lee Kam Sim [伍李錦嬋] moved from Hong Kong and married her pen friend, Hong NG [伍揖雄]. Like many others in an overseas marriage, Rosana went through a challenging time to adapt to the cultural differences between Hong Kong and New Zealand, and also the differences between the families. It was long ago. Time flies. Now retired in Christchurch, she enjoys the weekly gathering with her group of enthusiastic amateur Cantonese opera performers, singing karaoke and Cantonese opera.

Cantonese opera is formalised and sophisticated in its narrative skills. It presents reality through abstraction. I transformed Rosana's home to become a backstage. To create a theatrical vibe, I hung her Cantonese opera costumes on the photographic rack and simulated the lighting effect of the stage. The backlights shine through the costumes’ vibrant colours and resonate with the glittering ornaments. The backstage is indeed a dreaming locale for anyone temporarily staying away from his or her real life.

In Rosana’s portrait, her graceful Cantonese opera hand-pose echoes her facial expression and illuminates an imagined moment, performing on the stage.

 

King Tong HO

2018


 

伍李锦婵

伍李锦婵来自香港,一九六八年、芳龄二十一岁的她、与笔友伍揖雄结婚而移居纽西兰。像很多异地婚姻般,她经历了挑战、去适应香港和新西兰的文化差异,与及不同的家庭背景。时间飞逝,那已是很多年以前的事,现在她居住在基督城,享受与一羣充满活力的业余广东粤剧表演者每星期的聚会,唱唱卡拉 OK 和粤曲。

广东粤剧每每有复杂的既定叙述形式及技巧、透过抽象去演绎真实。我把她的家改成后台,以营造戏剧气氛;我以摄影支架挂起她的粤剧戏服,模拟舞台灯光效果、以背光透出充满活力的色彩,和谐地使衣服上的装饰闪闪发亮。后台确实使人能短暂地逃离现实生活进入梦境。

伍李锦婵的肖像中,她优雅的粤剧做手与面部表情的呼应、闪耀出一瞬间梦幻的舞台表演。

 

何经棠

2018


 

伍李錦嬋

伍李錦嬋來自香港,一九六八年、芳齡二十一歲的她、與筆友伍揖雄結婚而移居紐西蘭。像很多異地婚姻般,她經歷了挑戰、去適應香港和紐西蘭的文化差異,與及不同的家庭背景。時間飛逝,那已是很多年以前的事,現在她居住在基督城,享受與一羣充滿活力的業餘廣東粵劇表演者每星期的聚會,唱唱卡拉 OK 和粵曲。

廣東粵劇每每有複雜的既定敘述形式及技巧、透過抽象去演繹真實。我把她的家改成後臺,以營造戲劇氣氛;我以攝影支架掛起她的粵劇戲服,模擬舞臺燈光效果、以背光透出充滿活力的色彩,和諧地使衣服上的裝飾閃閃發亮。後臺確實使人能短暫地逃離現實生活進入夢境。

伍李錦嬋的肖像中,她優雅的粵劇做手與面部表情的呼應、閃耀出一瞬間夢幻的舞臺表演。

 

何經棠

2018