LIGHT



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Tang Kwong San, Yuen Nga Chi - Somewhere in Time

Tang Kwong San, Yuen Nga Chi
Biography

Tang Kwong San (b. 1992) was born in Dongguan. He is currently based in Hong Kong. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from RMIT University and the Mr. Jerry Kwan Scholarship in 2019. His artworks explore different media, such as painting, drawing, photography and installation. Some of his artworks is privately collected.

 

Yuen Nga Chi was born in Hong Kong. She received a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Visual Arts from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2019. Photography is a major media for her creative works. She was shortlisted in the 6th Singapore International Photography Festival and awarded the WMA Young Talent Award  2019 (Graduation Exhibition of Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University) in 2018.

Tang Kwong San, Yuen Nga Chi
Project Statement

Somewhere in Time

We agglomerate the light piercing through the dry room again.
Reviving the passing scenes once more.

Public Phone Booths were built all over the city by the British Hong Kong Government from the 50s. Yet, with the development of technology and widespread network, gleams of smartphone are now wandering throughout the city. The light has extinguished, with thousands of square- meter pavilions abandoned.

We wrapped the disabled booth with a reflective shawl. Along with a pieced colonial coin, it became a pinhole darkroom. Through the invented image inside, we shuttled back and forth between different landmarks before/after the Handover in order to record the endless political relationship of  “unloading” and “constructing” in the city.

A dumped Phone Booth waiting to be dismantled,
A ditched Victoria Queen waiting to be circulated.