Sound from the north

來自北方的聲音
Sound from the north

 

鴿子聲音演奏
地點維多利亞公園
sound performance by pigeons
Location: Victoria Park, Hong Kong

 

鴿子的存活狀況連結了我在北京和香港生活的感受。關於紀錄與重演,牠的歷史和他的歷史,我以影像、情境介入,行動演出等方式刻劃聽覺及感官神經引發的事件。創作過程結合訪問、鴿哨研究及野鳥黑點田野考察,發展成《黑鳥島》、《來自北方的聲音》及《墜落如羽》三件作品。

 

The existing condition of pigeon connects with my experience of living in  Beijing and Hong Kong. On documentary and reenactment, bird-history and human history, I use images, contextual intervention and performative elements to depict stories that are triggered by hearing and sensory neurons. The creative process combines interviews, the study of pigeon whistle and field inspection of wild bird’s black spot and developed to three piece of work, Black Bird Island, Sound from the North and Fall Like a Feather.

 

Sound From the North

The practice of fitting whistle on racing pigeon, which is common in the northern part of China but rare in Hong Kong. On 2017 June 4, I fitted 7 whistles represents 7 notes on the wild pigeons in Hong Kong Victoria Park. And let the pigeons perform the sound at their own way and own time.

In this work, I invited the audience to go to Victoria Park from 2017 June 4 to October (until the whistle fell off when the feather renewed), to wait and hear this unexpected sound performance. At the same time, the piece also respond to the Hong Kong legislature on discussing the possibility to enforce the National Anthem Law, a law that has since been passed in Mainland China.

“Freedom. All the music is freedom.”