Sharon Lee Cheuk Wun: The Crack of Dawn
In 2014, I became an outlander; when I was home again, I lost ‘ourselves’.
This loss became a crack between my peers and I. I tried to piece together the fainting landscape from our memories — a collective apparition of a time past. I became a flaneur of time, treading on these satellite maps and photographing a virtual Harcourt Road. Yet the fragmented street lamps only reminded me of the widening crack of our time and space. Today, this too shall not matter: a more expansive Harcourt Road now resides in all of us.
I ‘solarised’ the gelatin silver prints to project a nocturnal cityscape, blending a positive image with a negative. In darkness and gleam, I realise a window on Nathan Road, through which I mend the cracks in our memory, like a totem rooted in the present.
Through rephotograph, repetition and reposition, what was once touched by sunlight will only shine again.
@ Sharon Lee Cheuk Wun