Sound of Silence

2021

Mixed-media Installation

Commissioned by Tai Kwun Contemporary

In this installation, Leung Mee-ping uses aged roof tiles to explore themes of attachment and rootedness to a place. The artist collected long-disused tiles from places where old traditional village houses with tiled roofs and grey brick walls still stand. While these tiles originally served the purpose of providing protection from the elements for the inhabitants, here they are reinterpreted as a documentary heritage of their era. The hammering devices they are now equipped with generate a dribbling sound—for the artist, like a heap of broken thoughts.

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