Instead of reproducing the image of an object to produce an artwork,
the series < Something Else > reverse the relationship between the
artwork and the object. These artworks by definition are photos of
decaying wall textures in the city, but their object quality were
abstracted and re-assembled to produce a scape that could be
interpreted as something, and anything else.
All the walls in the series were located in the historical part of the city
around Wan Chai, Central, and Sheung Wan area. Due to the urban
regeneration the existing atmosphere is changing.
attempted to record the aesthetic of the decaying urban environment
before its regeneration and explore the ‘third way’ other than
rebuilding or ignoring it.
A series of shots of the wall were made with 50mm lens. In the
progress of making these images I switch constantly between an
photographer who keeps a minimum intervention at the object, and
that of an artist who observe the textural composition of the object (the
wall) and re-interpret it by different ways of framing.
The ultimate goal is to liberate the objects from its original definition,
and context; and to force the otherwise compromised confrontation
between them and the audiences.