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Crossing Boundaries [Research Portfolio]

Ling, Manny (2018) Crossing Boundaries [Research Portfolio]. Caligraphy.

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Crossing Boundaries is built from linked outputs which explore cross-cultural practices in western calligraphy with the East Asian philosophical notion of chi or the rhythmic vitality of writing.

Ling, Manny (2018) Crossing Boundaries, The Calligraphic Work of Manny Ling. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 12 Apr-24 Jun 2018, Hong Kong.

Ling, Manny (2017) Writing 2017: International Calligraphy Symposium. Kyoto, Kansai Seminar House.

Ling, Manny (2016) Wordsworth and Bashō: Walking Poets. 17 Sep - 3 Nov 2016, Kakimori Bunko, Itami, Japan.

Ling, Manny (2014) Wordsworth and Bashō: Walking Poets. 24 May - 2 Nov 2014, Dove Cottage, The Wordsworth Trust Museum Grasmere.

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Additional Information: Crossing Boundaries portfolio is an accumulation of various research projects and activities spanning over 5 years. The research explores cross-cultural practices in western calligraphy within the context of East Asian philosophical notions of chi or the rhythmic vitality of writing. Ling’s solo exhibition in 2018 (Crossing Boundaries at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, with 48-page bi-lingual full colour catalogue ISBN 978-988-78037-2-0) demonstrated a unique approach to western calligraphy developed over twenty years of investigation and practice. The range of work exhibited includes outcomes from the Wordsworth and Basho: Walking Poets exhibitions (2014 UK & 2016 Japan). A new calligraphic hand called the Bamboo Script was developed, which was disseminated and taught via the Writing 2017—A sense of the Brush, International Calligraphy Symposium in Kyoto, Japan. This research is on-going, with empirical and reflective approaches to the theoretical and practical development. Ling’s exploration is based on the research of Sze Mei Mei (1959) around the concept chi or the rhythmic vitality (Reynolds 1963) of calligraphic writing. It has expanded the advancement and development of western calligraphy and the discourse of cross-cultural calligraphy (east and west). The research has been disseminated through exhibitions, workshops, public lectures and publications and via the Writing 2017 Symposium in Kyoto, Japan. The work is also featured in The Edge and the Scribe and the Japan Lettering Art Forum Website as an indication that Manny Ling is one of the foremost practitioners of his craft.
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Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2020 17:43
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2021 10:53


Author: Manny Ling

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Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Art and Design

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