Sharon Lee Cheuk Wun, Same River Twice, 2020, Gelatin silver prints, 4×5 large format B/W negative films, 6-channel B/W video, 6-channel colour video (sound), links to Google maps.
Nominated by Bess Chan, Hong Kong International Photo Festival.
Lee (HK) approaches the absence, disappearance and the lost in history and memory using an analogue and digital hybrid. She virtually revisits Hong Kong’s Harcourt Road in 2014 using Google Maps’ Street View – she then re-photographs the digital “true-views” with an analogue camera before ‘solarizing’ the images. The haunting results challenge the way we see, remember, and forget.
Lee obtained her BA in Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and is currently an MFA degree candidate at the same university. She was winner of the WMA Masters Award in 2018/19.
Commissioned on the occasion of Peer to Peer: UK/HK Online Festival 2020 by Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Open Eye Gallery and University of Salford Art Collection.