Media Art Category Finalist
The Way We Are
Wong Pak-hang (Hong Kong)
I live in a place where new constructions appear uphill and old buildings downhill are demolished, and newcomers move in while old dwellers are relocated. I find life fluid and full of changes that you never know if things are changing for better or worse. Yet for people who have been living here, there seem very few changes in their daily lives. I am so interested in their everyday life that I want to enter their lives. What does “real life” entail?
This series of video works and photography use people’s homes as a reflection of their lives. I believe that we can all enter and understand someone’s life by peeping into their personal space. By panning through the homes of different individuals we will not only be able to feel their distinct nature but also the connectedness of everyone.