Intercounter 相交點

collaboration with Chan Hong Wing

Site-specific performance, Single-channel video documentation, Colour, Sound  場域特定表演, 單頻道錄像紀錄, 彩色, 有聲

 2'15''

2015

We found this symmetrical space in the Hung Hom station.A set of clocks and platform signages peculiarly hang above platform 3 (to Tuen Mun, a local place in Hong Kong) and platform 4 (to Lo Wu/Lok Ma Chau, borders to mainland China). A central pillar divides the platforms into two mirrored worlds, with the exception of the synchronized hands of the clocks.

 

 

We see Hung Hom station as a miniature of Hong Kong. Both are intersectional places where both locals and mainlanders gather. We think of this station as a place where people interweave into the city. People coming from or going to a variety of destinations converge at this station. Inspired by the station’s specific symmetry, two performances had held on a bench (i:Two persons reading the leftwing newspaper and rightwing newspaper at the same time; ii:Two persons knitting the same scarf) and recorded from a certain position to capture the subtlety of the space.

© 2018 by Cheung Yee Kwan