Iris Sham Sin Hang: Time is always on our side – Remnants and Requiem
The bloodshed of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre left an indelible mark on the hearts of many Chinese, including Hong Kong people who were reconciling the impact of the 1997 handover to China. For 30 years, we have commemorated the massacre every year in Victoria Park.
We are once again at a historical turning point in 2019. Despite the tightening political grip of Mainland China and the ongoing violent suppression by the government, millions of residents show remarkable courage and continue to fight for freedom.
Sham’s photographs and installations take viewers on an immersive cinematic journey through traces of these historical turning points. The June 4th candles collected from the past 30 years and the tear gas canisters fired by the police during the 2019 protests hold fragments of our struggle against amnesia, against oppression.
© Iris Sham Sin Hang