The Revival of Hong Kong Night Market
Born in the era of prosperous night market, I went to the night market in Sham Shui Po with my mum every week, when I was a kid. I still remember every piece of memory of people holding a torch to check out the items, hawkers yelling to offer a bargain, etc. So, The Night Market Project is like a look back at my childhood.
The project is established by a group of Creatives & students in Hong Kong. They picked a spot, exhibited & sold what creative things they did, as means to promote Hong Kong’s unique night market culture. Owing to Hong Kong’s rapid urban development, the traditional night market is rarely seen here. It is good to have some people step up to do something, in order to conserve this culture, especially in Hong Kong who is always called as “culture desert”.
During my walk at the night market, I heard so many hawkers saying,
“Why is it so crowded tonight? What happened?”
“WOAH, I am so happy to see the revival of Sham Shui Po! Sham Shui Po forever!”
I believe the Night Market Project’ curators have made a big step!
The crowds were checking Creative City‘s map, conceived & developed by Whitespace founder Danielle Huthart and former journalist Louise Wong.
Romain Tardy (AntiVJ) made this beautiful VJing installation on the facade of the Museum of Archeology in Toulouse, France. Inspired by the Latin term “Paganus” referring to polytheistic traditions or indigenous, this beautiful creation forms and enigmatic symbols is to discover in video.
We all know about how influential the classic horror movie <<Rear Window>> by Alfred Hitchcock is. Imagine how it happens in our modern lives?
German photographer Michael Wolf has a <<Window Watching>> project which he photographed how people’ lives through the window from his apartment in Hong Kong. Though it is not a breakthrough project, I feel so familiar with this, probably because I was born & raised in Hong Kong, I always live in skyscraper and I can always see what my “neighbors” doing in opposite building, especially in concrete jungle Hong Kong.
However, thinking of privacy issue, our Master Confucius’s wise say has come up in my mind,
“Look not at what is contrary to propriety; listen not to what is contrary to propriety; speak not what is contrary to propriety; make no movement which is contrary to propriety.”
What do you think? ; )
geodes in the city
3D paper geodes crystallize in the holes at the alley corners and the pipes. It stands out from the traditional street art with graffiti and paint. Los Angeles based A Common Name studio is creating their street art project at different little corners around the world. Be observant and see how these artificial geodes fit into urban landscape and weather like the natural ones. Discover treasures of life through another lens just like how a gem stone could be found before they are polished into becoming one of the brightest diamond in the world.
I truly admire Pussy Riot’s feminine power in awakening worldwide concern over the life of women in contemporary Russia. I always wonder how the life of women in Russia is in a men-dominated society. Perhaps, answers can be found at “Mother Russia” which is a group exhibition by emerging 4 Russian Photographers.
The exhibition attempts to reflect the images of Russian women from different perspectives, providing an opportunity for Hong Kong people to glimpse this mysterious and ever-changing Eurasia country. It is an incredible chance for us to think about the freedom of speech, especially to Hong Kong who has growing conflict of interest with China.
Venue: The Salt Yard
Duration: 19/1 – 24/3 2013, 12n – 7pm, Thu – Sun