So Near Yet So Far
Process and Installing Method:
Since 1996, I have collected over 100 mailboxes of different size and shape throughout Hong Kong. Including outlying islands, remote rural areas and busy city center, recording sound and chats where I found the mailboxes. This installation work had been shown in Germany in 1997. people, vehicles, mobile phones, electronic games center, fighting, karaoke center, kindergarten, and ceremony in restaurant, Chinese café…. In the exhibition space, these mailboxes replaced and suspend on wall with which the sound of the locality being put inside. In approaching the sensor inside the box, visitors are able to hear the sound recorded.