Tudi Gong (The God of the Earth)
Inkjet print on photo paper
30.5cm(H) x 20.3cm(W) each
Tudi Gong (The God of Earth) is a household guardian protecting and blessing a family. Different families decorate and worship their Tudi Gongs in different manners.
The relationships of families to their Tudi Gongs are reflected in the physical appearance and also the living environment of the gods.
Standing in a roll in the old estates, Tudi Gongs form a unique cityscape and are indeed one of the significant visual cultures of Hong Kong.
Let's Go on a Picnic
Documentation Video: 4'38''
Making use of the properties of Kam Sheung Road MTR Station- water, space, sunlight through the large windows, the low-usage lawn and the weekend market outside the station, a picnic serving fresh and good quality handmade bread is held. Local citizens, friends and MTR staff are invited and welcome to join and taste a fresh slice of bread produced at the MTR. Through spending three to four hours in the MTR station to make bread, the restrictions with no eating, no staying, and no private activity are challenged and the usage of the MTR station is changed from a public space to a private place. The perceptions of how people see and treat public spaces are inspired by the dialogues and their involvement.
Please Find the Tree Heart
Ink on rice paper
Set of 10
On my way back home, I was shocked when I saw the palm tree that I pass by every day. It was enucleated more than halfway through as if its "heart" was taken out. This driven me to raise the community's awareness of this heinous vandalism via this work. I put myself in its shoe, trying to retrieve the lost heart, in hope of spreading the message and gaining empathy.