Sound from the north

2017 / sound performance by pigeons
Location: Victoria Park, Hong Kong

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.”

 

來自北方的聲音

2017 / 鴿子聲音演奏
地點維多利亞公園

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。

 © 2019 by Yim Sui Fong

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