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? ; )
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
“David Bowie is” Exhibition
When we are talking about London’s nightlife of yesteryear, ones will not be missed are the Punks and also a signature punk icon, David Bowie.
The Victoria & Albert Museum has been given an unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie. More than 300 objects will be brought together for the very first time, e.g. lyrics, fashion, photography etc. The exhibition’s concept is derived from David Bowie’s famous song “Heroes” and also a book “We Can be Heroes” which has the most detailed account of London’s coolest people in nightlife.
The exhibition will start from 23 March and end on 28 July 2013. If you don’t have a chance to stop by London for the exhibition, make sure you get a copy of “We Can be Heroes”.
Constructions ceased, concrete buildings stayed. Anothermountaiman highlighted the “exotica of opposites between grey lan wei and bright dreamy fantasy folk” in his exhibition. A back translation of the word “lan wei” is broken end. How sad to see construction project which the end is not complete, well executed and giving false hope to people who are in need of such space that could be home or dwelling area to many.
Lanwei Exhibition by anothermountainman
Date: 7.10 – 11.11.2012
Venue: Blindspot Gallery & Blindspot Annex