Handmade in Hong Kong with Care
Time & Location
About the Event
This work is an embroidered collage series dedicated to the Hong Kong neon signs. I wanted to pull the neon out of its urban environment, so I could play with its proportions. Hold by feminine hands that seem to not only be carrying the neon, but also caring and cherishing it, it becomes a precious and unique object. In the meantime, the old fashioned gloves and hands, cuttings from a vintage black and white magazine give us a clue on how old this street sign can be. The ambition here is to draw attention to these very unique urban artworks. The neon signs are disappearing from the Hong Kong streets, and they soon will no longer diffuse this unique radiance that built the visual identity of the city. A radiance that inspired so many artists around the world and still is a key element of a magic night in the city. More than just simple advertising messages, they were often adorned with artistic characters and graphics that were first hand-drawn on a paper. As a matter of fact, the neon signs were entirely handmade, and required particular skills that only a few masters can share. This embroidered work is a tribute to the Hong Kong neon signs, the handmade craftsmanship, and the past Hong Kong culture and iconic visual identity. Let’s remember to not forget.
Opening PartyCampo Marzio, Tai Kwun
1 hour 30 minutes
Adult Workshop With The ArtistsCampo Marzio, Tai Kwun