A tale of 2cities
A tale of 2 cities
A story about Tai Kok Tsui
Futorloy Sun Chuen was built in 1980, located between Cherry Street and Anchor Street at Tai Kok Tsui. Before the West Kowloon reclamation in mid 1990s, Cherry Street located along the seashore, next to the original Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter.
OlympianCity was built in 2000, located on the land of West Kowloon reclamation. It was built around the Olympic MTR station. Outside of the OlympianCity is the New Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter.
The name of Futorloy (in Chinese, it means more wealth is coming) carries HK peoples' dream of life in the 1980s. The name of OlympianCity came from the Olympic MTR station which was to memorize achievement of HK athletes in 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. It is a significant remark for HK on the international stage. In terms of design, both of them possess the typical characteristic of architecture in the 1980s and 1990s. In terms of location, they locate on both side of the West Kowloon Corridor, where the Corridor was built on top of the previous coastline. The bridge and the disappeared coastline just like an invisible wall between the 2 generations and the 2 life style of Tai Kok Tsui.
When Futorloy is looking at OlympianCity, he seems like looking at his future. When OlympianCity is looking at Futorloy, he can see through the past. While walking around them, I am listening to a tale of these 2 cities.
This is an installation presented with 2 screens: https://youtu.be/a9bKJUBIL5I
100cm x 67cm