SIU WAI HANG
CURATED BY TANG ZEHUI
I walked around the barracks to see, curious. Everything inside the fence seems to always be fleeting.
The existing barracks are all military legacy from the British rule. After the handover, these British-style buildings have been kept almost the same as in the Colonial era, despite now accommodating the Chinese troops. One cannot help but feel weird about this. This is a question inherited from history, and the answer seems to be lying behind the fence of the camp.
I believe we can understand all about humanity from landscape, however the truth is always partially hidden and blocked by obstacles. We must bypass these obstacles to see the truth (or to see what we desire). I created a mechanical device to catch and reproduce the bits and pieces, to understand the relationship that feels both near and distanced. This relationship can affect the understanding of identity, something I have long been searching for but always find elusive.
Siu Wai Hang