Intercounter 

collaboration with Chan Hong Wing

Site-specific performance, Single-channel video documentation, Colour, Sound  

 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