New Commission by Para site, That’s How I Used to Know I Have In Fact Crossed This RiverThat’s How I Used to Know I Have In Fact Crossed This River
Not only physical boundaries still set apart Hong Kong and China even after the reunification, but there are also invisible segregation like scent between the two places. Lowu Bridge as one of the most prominent connection, if not a division, between Hong Kong and Shenzhen is where one can immediately sense the distinction in scent beyond the border controls. For the new commission, Wong work closely with senior perfumer of International Flavors & Fragrances, a leading company in the design of synthetic scents, to create a whiff that prompt the memory of the arrival upon the other side of the Lowu Bridge. The amalgam of smells are dissected from that impression of sensation and resulted as a violent punch in atmosphere. The timelessness of the olfactory memory acted more than just an immaterial evidence to prove the existence of the borderline in this very moment but also a hint of its possible extinction.
“Imagine There’s No Country, Above Us Only Our Cities”
Para Site, 1 Aug – 6 Sep, 2015
Curated by Jims Lam Chi Hang
Artists: Oscar Chan Yik Long, Cheng Ting Ting, Luke Ching, Mark Chung, Chris Huen Sin Kan, Lam Hoi Sin, Lau Wai, Ng Ka Chun, Eason Tsang Ka Wai, Tang Kwok Hin, Morgan Wong and Elvis Yip Kin Bon.