text & image, sound installation dimension varies
‘This is a journey motored by listening and telling: I have chosen the role of a dealer of cast-offs and collected stranger’s stories on a footbridge, therefore I initiated another story’s happening.
I put an “collecting story” advertisement at the footbridge for 5 days, and then received over 80times phone calls. Finally 9 strangers agreed to meet up for telling about their stories, and I was listening. Among them is a reporter. He later put this oral stories into a local news reported in newspaper, Chengpao, which is then turned into a 3000-word written history.
In this project, the trading form of cast-offs is changed, instead, this is an exchange through story for a psychological experience, what I was exploring is the fantasy of and the correspondence accidents initiated by story. The content realness of the documented stories through the purpose of art may be varies, but it documented the psychological call of these footbridge-pass-by in this Hong Kong society.
The work forms 3 kinds of record, which mapping the psychological traces of the story-tellers. Notebook 1 – collected stories (sound recording). Notebook 2 – my impressions towards their oneself story (video and prose). Notebook 3 – Local news printed in the newspaper ( historical record).
Notebook 1 – collecting stories
Notebook 2 – someone hullaloo
Notebook 2 – prose
The Local news printed in the newspaper
札記1 – 收集故事
札記2 – 一個人喧囂
作品最後衍生為3種紀錄，是反映這些心理的軌跡的圖譜。札記 1 – 收集到的故事（聲音的紀錄）。札記2 － 我印像中的他們的一個人的故事（短片及散文）。札記3－報紙中的港聞（ 歷史的紀錄）。