Out of Place
Through the individual, and probes into the ordinary life of a lone figure on the micro-views of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai, Ski Lanka and Macau. In the 7 videos of each, I survey a person meandering through the streets in city. A person who has no fixed place in the city, fast city development, homeless with nationalism, new technology in a traditional religious heaven and material world of a late capitalism.
Out of Place is a memoir written by Edward. W. Said in his old age after being an exile for most of his life. It describes his memory of the Arab world where he grew up, as well as his experiences and reflections of a nomadic life in contrast to settling down elsewhere. Reading the author’s multiple experiences is also a process for me to read my own growing experiences. Out of Place is also a query about the notion of “elsewhere”. This is a work in progress project I have been exploring for years in Asia.
In REality exhibition, 7 versions were exhibition together as a whole of installation according to exhibition space around 1800 square feet.
Hong Kong: a lone figure wandering in busy street of Wanchai
Shenzhen: a man walking around the fake Tian An Men in Windows of the World on National Day
Taipei: a homeless walking in a political party demonstration
Beijing: an elder walking tiredness aside Olympia propagate banner
Shanghai: a wanderer searching all rubbish bins one by one in Nanking Plaza
Ski Lanka: a wanderer surveys an endless railway around the poor
Macau: a man wandering around casinos
2005-2011 Video Installation