Film Swap

Hong Kong x United Kingdom |
Overlap and Contrast

Memory is subjective, so is our identity. What would be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Hong Kong? Skyscrapers or the Victoria Harbour? What about England: Georgian style architecture or the castles?

This project was inspired by one of my analogue pictures - I accidentally double-exposed both the scenery of Hong Kong and Newcastle in a frame of a picture. In this part of the film swap project, I invited eight Hong Kong artists to participate in this collaborative experiment. Each of them uses a roll of film to record their life, thoughts, and impression of Hong Kong. And I take photos on top of the film they sent to create double exposure images overlapping Hong Kong and Britain. 

Right through the viewfinder and the lens, artists use analogue film as their canvas. Our point of view about Hong Kong and England were exposed on the same frame, in an unpredictable way. 

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