Thursday, July 15, 2010

We still need to fight

Said the representatives from the International Domestic Workers Network in front of the crowd outside the Legislative Council Building when the motion to amend the Minimum Wage Bill to cover domestic workers was just voted down in the council meeting on July 15, 2010.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mysterious housewife

Now hanged in the Goethe Institut, my collaboration with Sara Wong consists of a large new photograph and a book of Tokyo of the 1950s. The very small back figure of a typical housewife at the centre of a photo from the book has become the inspiration of the large print. Both should be visually corresponding to each other.
However a friend just told me he saw that work 2 weeks ago for the first time just as seen above. But recently he went to the gallery again and looked at the work. He just couldn't find the housewife in the old photograph. We checked it today and nothing has changed. It's really mysterious....

Monday, July 12, 2010

I'm glad we have been bombed

“I’m glad we have been bombed” is the famous quotation from Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) of the UK after the Buckingham Palace was bombed by Germany’s Luftwaffe in 1940. The eastern façade of Buckingham Palace was designed by British architect Aston Webb who also designed the Supreme Court Building (now the Legislative Council Building) in Hong Kong around the same time in the early 1900's.

Time is tight 时间紧迫

Mainland Chinese tourist zhoubaozhoubao said "Time is tight" (时间紧迫) when introducing his 2 day-experience of visiting Hong Kong in 2008. He recommended visiting the Legislative Council Building for 30 min.

Only time can tell

Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor to the US President Jimmy Carter answered "Only time can tell" when Council Member Allen Lee asked for his perspective on One Country Two Systems, quoted in Lee's address in a Legislative Council meeting in 1984 on his uncertainty about the future of Hong Kong.