The Northeast “Photography of Disappearance” Tour

Concept:

The principle is a counter-photoshooting. Whenever you want to take a picture, you don’t take it, but delete a photo in your mobile phone instead.

Background:

The Hong Kong tour is held in the Northeast part of New Territories. The government is planning a redevelopment of the farmland there, turning it into high-end and lucrative housing projects in the near future. This piece of greenery “will be disappeared” soon.

The Japan tour is held in the hot spring area in Fukushima. Though the radiation level is relatively lower due to mountains’ protection, the tourism industry is drastically affected by the overwhelming impression of earthquakes and radiation leak.

About:

This “Photography of Disappearance” Tour is an action to remind people of the loss of and changes to the land we experienced, in both Hong Kong and Japan. It is also a ritual to show your mourning, and to cherish the things in front of you now. And at the end of the tour, participants have to share about what photos they deleted.
There are two deeper meanings : The best way to make sense of the real world is from memories, not photos. Also, if you learn how to cherish, you will learn to cherish not just the northeast but other things in life.

Our slogan:

Participating the violence by “deleting”, learn how to cherish from memories.

2014-09-09, the only group photo of Hong Kong Northeast Disappearing Photography Tour.
2014-09-09, the only group photo of Japan Fukushima Disappearing Photography Tour.

2014-12-06, the only group photo of Taipei – Chifeng Street Disappearing Photography Tour.


「消失攝影」團

香港新界篇:二零一四年九月九日
日本福島篇:二零一四年九月九日
台灣台北篇:二零一四年十二月六日、十二月十七日、十二月二十日

概念:以剷除手機內的相片作為攝影的方法。

背景:

香港團舉辦在新界東北區。政府要收回該區農地農村改建,這地很快就沒了。

日本團舉辦在福島的溫泉區,即使幅射程度因為山勢而沒有一般人想像那麽嚴重,但因為地震和幅射的關係,這個溫泉區的旅遊業已大受影響,今非昔比。

這個叫【消失攝影】的活動,想藉着民眾參與特定地方的導賞團/旅行團,完全用官感感受及記憶,而不是用相機記錄。導遊會到達一個地方後,講一下當地的故事,然後是"攝影時間",如果你有哪些想拍下的風景,不要拍下,反而在手機裡刪去一張原來/早前拍下的照片,所以旅行團的攝影時間不會拍照,而是刪掉一些早前的照片。行程完畢,導遊會帶他們分享,加深他們對剛才經歷的印象,反思攝影的習慣和動機。

當中兩個更深沉的意義:記憶是我們建立對現實世界的認知的最好方法,不是相片。再者,學會了珍惜,會珍惜的就不止東北。

口號:「用delete參與暴力,從回憶學習珍惜。」

 

2014-09-09, 香港東北「消失攝影」團唯一合照。

2014-09-09, 日本福島「消失攝影」團唯一合照。

2014-12-06, 台灣台北-赤峰街「消失攝影」團唯一合照。

http://www.mocataipei.org.tw/index.php/2012-01-12-03-36-46/past-exhibitions/180-exhibition2014/1334-2014-11-14-04-47-08

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New Territories, Hong Kong: 2014-9-9
Fukushima, Japan: 2014-9-9
Taipei, Taiwan:
2014-12-06 / 12-17 / 12-20
2014