The city is the home for man
Yet this city has forgotten what is home.
The city-zen's earnest protest is met by the response of absence.
In the cacophony of the void at the crossroads
Calligraphy in articulate silence
Gives fading witness as its ink fades
With the diminishment of the city.
This is a work to placate the grief of the destruction of this city (Hong Kong)
Since 40's BeiWei Kaishu has been utilized extensively on shop signs.
Yet due to the lack of recognition of its historical and cultural background, with the addition of the destruction of the old city by the so called urban renewal, such style has been gradually vanished.
Neon light signifies vitality, the combination of BeiWei Kaishu and neon light is a brilliant marriage that brings life to the mundane cityscape. The installation combines Hong Kong BeiWei Kaishu, neon light and noise. Spectators can control the flickering intensity by movement on the neon light; electric guitar pick up is utilised to capture the noise of the neon light transforming the noise into a noise instrument.
This is my favorite installation at PMQ.#contemporaryart #hk