MOMENT exhibition opening at Zhaoqing University (Zhaoqing, China) (March 20 - 26, 2006). The art students view their digital artworks that explore the multifaceted concept of moment.







MGE-8 [Xu Zhen Hui (Director of Foreign Affairs) and Lu Li (Dean of the Fine Arts Department) are seen center discussing the project and exhibition process.]

MGE-9 [Visiting Lecturer, Tom R. Chambers is being interviewed about the exhibition. One of the class monitors, Huang Er Na is seen to the right.]







This project is under the instruction of Tom R. Chambers at Zhaoqing University (Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province, China).

According to Webster []:

1. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at that very moment.
2. Impulsive power; force; momentum.
3. Importance, as in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value; consideration.
4. An essential element; a deciding point, fact, or consideration; an essential or influential circumstance.
5. (Math.) An infinitesimal change in a varying quantity; an increment or decrement.
6. (Mech.) Tendency, or measure of tendency, to produce motion, esp. motion about a fixed point or axis.

[Related words: a breath, abundant year, academic year, accent, advantage, annum, ascendancy, authority, avail, bissextile year, bit, breath, breathing, calendar month, calendar year, century, charisma, charm, clout, common year, compulsion, concern, concernment, consequentiality, consideration, control, coup, crack, credit, day, decade, decennary, decennium, defective year, dominance, domination, drive, driving force, effect, eminence, emphasis, enchantment, esteem, excellence, fateful moment, favor, fiscal year, force, fortnight, good feeling, greatness, half a jiffy, half a mo, half a second, half a shake, high order, high rank, hold, hour, impellent, impelling force, impetus, import, impulse, impulsion, incentive, incidental power, incitement, influence, influentiality, influentialness, insinuation, interest, interval, irresistible force, jiff, juncture, kairos, leadership, leap year, leverage, little, little bit, little while, lunar month, lunar year, lunation, luster, lustrum, magnetism, magnitude, man-hour, mark, mastery, materiality, merit, microsecond, millennium, millisecond, minute, moment of truth, momentousness, momentum, month, moon, motive power, no time, note, pair of winks, paramountcy, period, personality, persuasion, pith, point, potency, power, precedence, predominance, preeminence, pregnant moment, preponderance, pressure, prestige, primacy, priority, profit, prominence, propulsion, psychological moment, purchase, quarter, quinquennium, rank, regular year, reign, repute, rule, say, season, sec, second, self-importance, semester, seniority, seriousness, session, shake, short spell, short time, sidereal year, significance, signification, small space, solar year, space, span, spell, split second, spurt, stage, stature, stress, stretch, stroke, suasion, subtle influence, suggestion, sun, superiority, supremacy, sway, term, thrust, tick, time, time lag, trice, trimester, twelvemonth, twink, twinkle, twitch, two shakes, upper hand, use, value, week, weekday, weight, weightiness, while, whip hand, wink, worth, year.]


"These third-year design majors took 'moment' in hand to produce digital collage [combining many images from varying sources into one image] and integrated digital art [mixed media of the digital art world combining any number of techniques (filters) to achieve unique results] at a fairly sophisticated level. Most of Webster's definitions and many of the related words' meanings are conveyed within the imagery."

Tom R. Chambers
Visiting Lecturer, Digital/New Media Art
Fine Arts Department
Zhaoqing University
Zhaoqing, China