The silent blue filter
21.10 - 27.11.2022
Mon - Fri 15:00-19:00
Sat - Sun 12:00-18:00
Digital cameras had already taken over as the preferred tool for underwater photography by the time I began my explorations. Yet, I have chosen to dive into the erratic Hong Kong waters with a 1984-made 35mm underwater camera: without rapid shooting, autofocus, or instant image previews, I have only 36 chances to try to get something in range amidst the cloudiness. As soon as I am in the water, enclosed by the sea, I let the currents carry me. The silver grains respond to the minute particles, depth, temperature, and tidal changes, while the sea becomes a filter that draws me closer to everything around me.
Itit CHEUNG, Hong Kong-born Thai, is interested in the interconnections between people, their surrounding environment, and technology. He employs lens-based medium, installation, drawing, computer programming, and performance to reveal uncertainties in these digital and pandemic times. Itit graduated in BAS New Media from the City University of Hong Kong, and is currently pursuing an MFA at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.