All posts tagged: Sham Shui Po

After the Deluge

A site-specific project by Kingsley Ng and Stephanie Cheung. By Tessa Moldan. Standing in the dark belly of Hong Kong’s oldest floodwater storage tank is without doubt one of the more powerful ways in which to contemplate the impact of rapid development on the city. Such was the experience granted by Kingsley Ng’s site-specific project after the deluge (January 1–31, 2018) in Sham Shui Po, which provided viewers with an all-encompassing experience consisting of undulating fabrics weaved through the tank’s pillars, illuminated against the dark with UV light and set to a minimal soundscape created by Angus Lee. The multi-disciplinary performance called attention to the monumental nature of the tank, which was inaugurated in 2004 as a means of coping with severe flooding in the area as a result of land reclamation. Although it bears Ng’s name, this was a collaborative project, curated by Stephanie Cheung, involving disparate elements coming together as a vast, layered experience that reminds viewers of their scale against the great forces of nature and the passage of time. Wearing headsets …

Ko Sin Tung & Stephanie Sin

Form Simultaneity 100ft Park, Hong Kong, Sep 29 – Oct 30, 2016 By John Batten Upstairs in a nondescript tong lau walk-up tenement building on a busy Sham Shui Po market street selling cheap electronics is 100ft Park, a small exhibition space organised by a group of three artists and arts workers. The space is supported by an architect whose office is unseen from the front of the unit, with access through a semi-concealed door. The exhibition area is a little bigger than the 100 sqft space the artists previously had in Sheung Wan space – but not by much. Ko Sin Tung and Stephanie Sin’s Form Simultaneity recreates two exterior forms familiar to anyone who has walked around Hong Kong. The entire exhibition space is covered in tarpaulin for Ko’s installation Standing (in the old ways), giving the impression of a construction site. Placed around the room are three piles of posters, each featuring a different image of an exterior wall that bears an outline of an adjacent demolished building. The top poster of each pile has been …