Toddle in Sham Shui Po at Magic Hour with Pak Chai
Through collecting and displaying items and visual traces of specific communities within Hong Kong, CMP reveals the quotidian creativity and vernacular wisdom of that community, making and visually articulating the connections with society at large. Pak Chai has participated in several CMP projects, including Street as Museum: Lee Tung Street (2005) and In Search of Marginalized Wisdom: Sham Shui Po Craftspeople (2007).
One of Pak Chai’s roles with CMP is studying the transformations of different communities in Hong Kong and portraying these changes through his image-making.
Points to Note(1) Required equipment: digital camera preferred, with 80 to 200mm lens for better result; mobile phones would do also. Optional: 2- or 3-step ladder, tripod or selfie sticks. Dark-coloured clothing preferable.
(2) Due to gathering restrictions against groups of more than 4 persons in public, participants will be split into groups of 4 for the day. HKIPF will provide headsets to facilitate your experience. Please follow the instructions of the staff and abide by health and safety measures for public venues throughout the event.
Health Safety Measures(1) All participants must wear a self-provided face mask at all times.
(2) All participants must fill in a health declaration form upon arrival.
(3) Any person who fails to cooperate as requested, or displays fever (forehead temperature above 37.5C), fatigue, cough, diarrhea, vomiting or other flu-like symptoms will be refused to join the event.
(4) All persons must abide by the “Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation” (Regulation) gazetted by the Government, including but not limited to the extension of the “congregation restriction”which prohibits groups of more than 4 persons to gather in public, with effective from 24 February 2021.
Experience the old marketplace of Sham Shui Po during Magic Hour — when day alternates with night, when the light is rich with ambience and anticipation.
Step ladders will be provided (participants may also bring their own) to witness and document the daily life of Sham Shui Po from a slightly raised position, as Pak Chai introduces techniques and tips on deciding the ‘right’ frame and moment to press the shutter.