David Clarke
Memories of 31 June 1997
2016
digital video with sound
1 hour 15 minutes and 23 seconds (looped)

David Clarke
Experiencing Transition (31 June 1997)  
2016   
digital video (silent)
5 minutes and 39 seconds (looped)

David Clarke   
The Queen in Hong Kong    

2017
inkjet print from photocopy of image
of a colonial era Hong Kong coin  
15 (H) x 15 (W) inches

David Clarke   

Prince Charles in transit    
2017

inkjet print from photocopy after photograph  15 (H) x 10.5 (W) inches

Oscar Ho
Stories around Town

One Day Paradise

坊間故事
一日桃源

2017

eight drawings on paper
21 (H) x 15 (W) cm

 

I worked on a series of drawings entitled ‘Stories around Town’ from early 1990s to July 1, 1997. Based on local myths, collected stories mixed with personal fabrication, the series is a record witnessing how an anxious, nervous city has been gradually falling apart. This series of drawings of ‘One Day Paradise’ is an extension of the ‘Stories around Town’ series, recording the day after the British left and before the Chinese came.

 

自1990年代初期至1997年,我製作了一系名為《坊間故事》的素描,透過本地神話、收集的故事加上個人虛構,紀錄這神經緊張、充斥焦慮的城市如何逐步瓦解。《一日桃源》是此系列的伸延,紀錄英人撤退、中國人還未進來的日子。

Xu Xi
The transubstantiation of the ants    

2017
Original short fiction,
presented as a wall text and in pamphlet form   
wall text: 59.4 (H) x 84.1 (W) cm
pamphlet: 21(H) x 14.8 (W) cm

1. Can’t sleep on June 30 六卅難眠
1. Can’t sleep on June 30 六卅難眠

It was raining all night on June 30. The British were gone, I didn’t miss them, but I nevertheless felt uncomfortable. I didn’t sleep well. In the middle of night, I woke up to go wee wee and I spilled a glass of water, bad luck all over. 六月三十果晚落大雨,英國人走哂,雖然無掛住佢地,總之好唔舒服。夜晚瞓得唔好,半夜起身痾尿重倒瀉杯水,真係大吉利是。

2. Pretty morning 靚靚早晨
2. Pretty morning 靚靚早晨

The next morning, I woke up to go to work. When I opened the door, I found it was nice and sunny out there. Gentle wind was blowing, it didn’t like summer. It was more like early autumn in September. People were nice and happy on the streets, saying hi to each other. Some were reading newspapers under the sun. It was a peaceful landscape. 第二朝起身番工,打開門出面陽光普照,重有一陣陣涼風,唔似夏天,似初秋九月多D。唔知點解D人好似好開心,同人打招呼,或者喺度睇報紙享受陽光,一片祥和。

8. July 1 nightmare 七一惡夢
8. July 1 nightmare 七一惡夢

By the time when I went to bed, it was July 1 already. All day long it was thundering with pouring rain. They said the People’s Liberation Army had moved into town already. I couldn’t sleep all night, as if there was a ghost entering my home. 上床瞓已經係七月一日,成晚行雷閃電,傾盆大雨,佢地話解放軍已經入咗嚟。成晚瞓唔著,好似有隻鬼入咗間屋。

1. Can’t sleep on June 30 六卅難眠
1. Can’t sleep on June 30 六卅難眠

It was raining all night on June 30. The British were gone, I didn’t miss them, but I nevertheless felt uncomfortable. I didn’t sleep well. In the middle of night, I woke up to go wee wee and I spilled a glass of water, bad luck all over. 六月三十果晚落大雨,英國人走哂,雖然無掛住佢地,總之好唔舒服。夜晚瞓得唔好,半夜起身痾尿重倒瀉杯水,真係大吉利是。

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Exhibition View of 31 June 1997 
2017