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The scars of my city (chapter 8)

>> 4′ 25″ / colour / sounds

Various “marks” or “effects” can be imposed upon a “photo”, resulting in transformation, destruction and distortion of the photo images.

In the process of the rapid development of the city, the “scars” of damage have been deeply seared into our living environment. Not only have the buildings of old Macao been transformed, dismantled, buried and forgotten but values have been changed, destroyed and distorted.

Based on “old Macau photos”, I try to reflect on the “City Development in Macao Today.”
Except for expressing my viewpoints and feelings to the development of city, I also want to emphasize the medium of “photograph” and the material of “photographic paper” by tearing, incising, folding etc.

Old photos (comparatively traditional medium) as the starting point, I created a piece of video work, from “static” to “moving”; from the environment in “old photos” to “present” circumstances, which also means “old” to “new”.
*** This work was invited to participate the exhibition “Nostalgia Refreshed: Old Macao + New Media” in Macao Museum of Art in 2011. The exhibition themed about creating a work in the form of new media by starting with the scenes of old Macao (taken in different periods of time by senior photographers). The “Chapters 1-7” of “The Scars of my City” were completed in 2011. And “Chapter 8″ were done in 2015.

*** Old photos source: The collection of Macao Museum of Art.



2018 “The 4th Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale”—Screening, OCT-LOFT, Shenzhen, Mainland China.

2018 “EXiM 2018-Macau Experimental Video Festival”, Post-Ox warehouse Experimental Site, Macau

2018  “Taichaung International Animation Festival(TIAF) 2018“, Kbro Cinemas, Taichung, Taiwan

2017  EXiM 2017– Cross-Straits Experimental Animation Festival, Museum Auditorium, Macao Museum of Art

2016 “The Return of Elegancy”- Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shenzhen Art of Museum, Mainland China.

2016  “Theory of Evolution: Art Spaces Exchange Programme” , OX Warehouse Art Space, Macau.

2015  “MAP”exhibition, Albergue SCM, Macau

2015  Artist Fair Taiwan 2015, Taipei Expo Park Expo Dome, Taiwan