Black Bird Island

2017 / single-channel video / HD / color / sound / 6’32”

This is a fictional video making commentary based on 2 true stories, or timeline: a field study of sky-coastline formed by pigeon colonies after 1997 (bird being observed); an encounter of a girl being bullied (bird become an observer).

The jump cut of 2 story lines bridge the history of pigeon and hongkongers particular reflecting on the psychological suspicious insecurity incur since the handover in 1997.

This piece is based on the interview with former Hong Kong pigeon seller – Mr Leung Kam Hung and the history of the Regional Council celebrated the handover by releasing pigeons at the Sha Tin Sports Ground in 1997.

exhibition in-situ:
Talkover/handover 2.0, 1a Sapce, Hong Kong

黑鳥島

2017 / 單頻道錄像, / 高清 / 彩色 / 有聲 / 6’32”

這是一個虛構的錄像,基於兩個真實故事及時間線而發展出來:1997年以後由鴿子殖民地形成天空上的海岸線的實地研究(觀察鳥的一種仰視視覺),及一位被欺凌的女孩的遭遇(鳥作為觀察者的俯視視覺)。

適逢香港回歸20年,錄像追綜鴿子在香港的歷史故事的同時,把聯想寄偶於鴿並側寫社會的一些心理狀態。

作品啟發自與香港鴿王的訪問,及關於區域市政局在1997年舉辦「萬鴿慶回歸」的一段歷史。

 © 2019 by Yim Sui Fong

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