CHAN Po Fung
Displacement No.3, 2012
Installation Performance Art
Location: Tai Hom Village, Ex-squatter area in Diamond Hill, Kowloon, Hong Kong
地點: 香港九龍鑽石山 前寮屋區大磡村
A displacement of spiritual status.
In 1950s and 1960s, Tai Hom Village and Yuen Leng Village were large squatter areas. Surrounded with film production houses, the peak population had once hit over 20,000. At that time the land price for a unit was only HKD20,000.
However, the old times passed when the government largely dismantled the areas during 1980s and 2000s. The old villages in a flash turned to shopping malls and private residence areas which are worth over HKD10,000 for only one square feet.
Locating in a ruined wall in this obsolete site, I lay half of my body in a pit but with my legs on the ground. Staring up the sky, I feel that moment in between contradictions.
(Source: "鑽石山有個荷里活." 香港故事 (第18輯)－到處留情. RTHK. Jan 02 2012.)