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You are the Hope, You are the Seed, You are the Future.

ARTIST
John Fung
LOCATION
Retail Carpark Lobbies, B3 & B4
MEDIUM
2 Phased Transition Lenticular Photographs
DIMENSION
420 x 71.5 x 14.5cm
LITERATURE PIECE
The Birds of Kai Tak
LITERATURE AUTHOR
Chiu Hiu Tung
AUDIO GUIDE
You are the Hope, You are the Seed, You are the Future.
Artwork Description

Photographer John Fung devoted a significant part of his artistic journey to documenting the devastating effects of deforestation and global warming. In his last project, he captured the flight patterns of birds in Kai Tak using long-exposure photography, providing a visual record of the changes taking place in the AIRSIDE neighbourhood. Fung's work urged us to reflect on our relationship with the world around us.

Similarly, writer Chiu Hiu Tung has portrayed the myriad forms of birds appearing in Kai Tak in his work, The Birds of Kai Tak.

Literature text

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About John Fung

The local photographer John Fung Kin-Chung (1953-2023) had curated a total of four exhibitions in the 1980s, namely “Germs”, “Cocoon”, “Ten Years On” and “On the Road”. He then received grants from the British Council and the Asian Cultural Council in 1988 to further his studies in London and New York City. Upon his return to Hong Kong in 1989, John worked as a news photographer for Next Magazine and Ming Pao Weekly until 2004. In 2005, he was invited by Oxfam and Greenpeace Hong Kong to volunteer as a photographer to document areas which had been devastated by the tsunami in 2004. He embarked on a journey to Africa and Southeast Asia to capture the impact brought by the tragedy through his lens. Over the years, he has remained actively involved in voluntary work for non-profit organisations, and had maintained a deep concern for environmental issues and disasters, including the overexploitation of forests and global warming. In 2008, his photography book “One Square Foot” was published by MCCM Creations. The following year, In April 2009, he was one of the Hong Kong artists selected for Sotheby’s Sale of Contemporary Asian Art in Hong Kong. Throughout his career, his works had been featured at an array of venues, including Hanart TZ Gallery Asia Society, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Eslite Bookstores in Taiwan, Taiwan International Visual Arts Centre, Guangdong Museum of Art, and Novosibirsk State Art Museum. His artworks were proudly held in both private collections and museum archives.

About Emily Chao

Writer Emily Chao received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and has set foot in the realms of journalism, creative writing and education. Firmly believing in the power of words, Emily achieved significant recognition for her literary prowess. She was crowned champion of the Youth Literature Awards for New Poems with her piece "Island Song". Additionally, she was awarded third prize in the “Typographic design for The Hong Kong Literature Season – Sea” essay contest organized by The House of Hong Kong Literature with the work "Learning to Swim Memoirs ". In 2017, she published a collection of interviews with Hong Kong writers titled "Weaving ", followed by the publication of "Steps", a collection of creative works, in 2018.

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