Seven Surnames Rice/Congee 《七姓稠》
Chow’s overnight rice, Wong’s fresh rice, Chan’s fresh rice, Ho’s fresh congee, Ip’s fresh rice, Fung’s overnight red rice, Li’s fresh red rice, a stainless steel lunch box, bad luck(bird poop), friendships
9th August, 2018
香港 Hong Kong



2018年8月8日晚上乃1a Space展覧開幕日,我和工作伙伴晚飯後就踱步至洋葵耬巴士站。我們經過一棵大樹,霎時感覺頭上有一些濕潤的東西,原來是雀屎。三人同行,卻只有我被擊中,我在想這會不會上天送上的提示,從小得悉中雀屎就是中大獎,不是中大獎就必定成有錢人。然而,當我瀏覽互聯網,卻出現載現不同的解釋,化解方法是向7戶不同姓氏人家要點稀飯加在一塊喝下,俗稱"七姓稠"。我馬上聯絡朋友們,成功翌日找上七位不同姓氏的朋友討點飯。









On the evening of August 8, 2018, the opening party of the 1a Space exhibition, my working partners and I went to the bus station at the Kwai Kui building after dinner. When we passed a big tree, I felt that there was something moist on my head. It was bird poop. Three people walked in a line but only I was hit. I was wondering if this would be a reminder to the God. I learned from a young age that the gar reflects the big prize, or be a rich person. However, when I browsed the Internet, there are different interpretation from Feng Shui. The solution is to add to the congee of 7 people who have different surnames, commonly known as "seven surnames congee." I immediately contacted my friends and succeeded in finding friends of seven different surnames to get some congee/rice.


2018年8月9日2040完成了討飯行動,回到葵興工作室,將飯配上一罐回鍋肉罐頭,加熱後十分美味。一人享用。

On August 9, 2018, I eventually completed the collecting rice action by 20:40. Returned to the Kwai Hing studio, and enjoyed the rice with a can of Twice-cooked pork. It was delicious after heating. Served with one person.





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Seven Surnames Rice 《七姓米》 
奧斯陸 
Oslo Norway 
31st October, 2019

在奧斯陸尋求七位有心人提供他們的飯,將所有米飯混合一起,然後在學校分享至所有學生及公眾。

Seeking 7 warm-hearted people to particpate in a cultural ceremony to provide a bowl of cooker rice, as part of a rite to reverse the world’s fortune. After collecting and combining all the rice, there will be a blessing ceremony for people who are suffering bad luck.












Blessing Ceremony
31st October, 2019 1500
Canteen Khio

完成了討飯行動,回到學校飯堂,準備了十一道菜來配飯,邀請同學們一同用膳。三十人享用。

Returned to the canteen at school, and enjoyed the rice with eleven side dishes which I prepared. Invited my classmates to have late lunch with me. Served with thirty people.

蕃茄炒蛋 Scrambled eggs with tomatoes
南乳齋菜 Braised Vegetables with Red Fermented Beancurd
豉汁煎椒 Pan-Seared Green Chili Pepper
清炒椰菜 Stir fry Cabbage
蘿白炒薯仔絲 Pan Fry Shredded Potato and Radish
辣豆瓣醬炒茄子Fried eggplant with spicy bean paste
甜酸三色椒 Sweet and Sour Color Peppers
涼拌紫菜 Seaweed Salad
鹽漬九層塔 Salted Thai Basil
韓式泡菜 Korean Kimchi
羅漢齌 Buddha’s Delight








去年在香港的行動可視為一種對個人不幸/災難的積極回應,而今年在奧斯陸的行動則是回應集體災難。不管在香港的運動,亞馬遜森林的火災,智利及印度尼西的運動,災難似乎持續發生著,若中鳥糞是生命中不幸的預兆,也不及時了。既然「受苦」是這樣不可避免,那麼「受苦」的意義是什麼?我們身處這些苦難中,激發我們的同理心及同情心,同情他人的苦難,繼而提出協助。這種情感表示我們想去改變,然後我們會身體力行來化解苦難。《七姓稠》這行動有趣的地方是它本身視化解生命中的不幸要依靠社群的協助,而社群必須有一定程度的同情心和同理心才願意協助,宛如向陌生人送一份禮物。然後這份禮物再傳播更大片的社區。而在每一次傳遞,這份禮物(米飯)從他人的手中演變成一份真摯的祝福。

Last year's action in Hong Kong could be seen as a positive response to personal misfortune/disaster, and this year's action in Oslo was in response to a collective disaster.  Regardless of the movement in Hong Kong, the fires in the Amazon forest, the movements in Chile and Indonesia, the disaster seems to continue to happen. If the bird droppings are a sign of misfortune in life, it is not timely at all.  Since "suffering" is so inevitable, what is the meaning of "suffering"? In these sufferings, we have inspired our empathy and compassion, sympathized with the suffering of others, and then assisted. This kind of emotion means that we want to change, and then we will try our best to resolve the suffering. The interesting part of the action of "Seven Surnames" is that it itself relies on the assistance of the community to resolve the unhappiness of life. The community must have a certain degree of compassion and empathy to be willing to assist, just like sending a stranger to a gift. Then the gift spreads to a larger community.  And at every pass, this gift (rice) evolves from the hands of others into a sincere blessing.




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