About Teresa Leung (aka Wai Man Leung)'s art practice
I explore art-as-responses to urban situations and create shared-experiences by involving people (boh artists and non-artists) as collaborators.
Most of my recent works reflect my interest in space of urban non-places such as harbor front and highways, its possible functions, and people's interaction with it. Inspired by the notorious urban planning of the city I live in, I reflect on and show personal experience of urban space and its possible functions I can actualize through my intervention works.
There is reportedly more than half of the world's population living in cities now. I assume most of my audiences and potential audiences have some experiences of living in cities. I would like city dwellers to read my works as my reflections on curious urban locations in open space - whether they know or agree with the notion of non-places - and in the hope they will be reminded of similar space they visited and be curious about them in their personal ways.
In addition, involving people as equal collaborators in participatory projects is an important part of my practice. Through these projects, i aim to demonstrate that art is an experience rather than just an object to look at.