Multi-screen video installation, 07'20''
From Fo Tan to To Kwa Wan; from stasis to fluidity; between emulation and creating something new...I search for Ha Bik Chuen’s traces of life through his everyday photographs, manuscripts, personal objects, and magazine cut-outs. I explore his ways and habits of seeing, and trails of creative processes. Between Ha’s images and texts, I fill out these gaps of memory with moving images and sound, imagine his internal worlds, and piece together a visual diary of self-exploration.
Hong Kong video artist Lam Wing Sze paid her first visit to AAA’s temporary space in Fo Tan dedicated to the Ha Bik Chuen Archive in early 2020. Approaching Ha’s collection of images via “observation” and “documentation,” Lam embarked on a journey into the heart of the archive. In 2021, Lam was commissioned to create the video installation Thinking Studio (2020) for the exhibition Portal, Stories, and Other Journeys as a response to Ha’s creative practices.
Installation view. Photo by Kwan Sheung Chi.