Sharon Lee Cheuk Wun: The Crack of Dawn
I was away in 2014 , I felt like an ‘outlander’ when I was home again. This loss became a crack between me and my peers. I tried to piece together the fainting landscape through our memories—a collective apparition image of the time past. I became a flaneur of time, treading on these satellite maps and photographing our Harcourt Road. Yet the fragmented street lamps only reminded me of the widening crack of our time and space. Today, this too should not matter: a more expansive Harcourt Road now resides in all of us. That which was touched by sunlight will only shine again. I ‘solarized’ the photographic prints to project a nocturnal cityscape. In darkness and gleam, I realise a window through which I mend the cracks in our memory, like a totem rooted in the present. In 2019, on the hundredth day of summer, many chance encounters brought us together.
© Sharon Lee Cheuk Wun