2011年12月21日 星期三

A letter to...

Untitled, Offset Print (found object), 25 x 20 mm, 2010
 Untitled, Digital C-print, 1000 x 1000, 2010
Untitled, Offset Print, 210 x 297 mm, 2010
Untitled, Mixed Media, 160 x 160 mm, 2010
Untitled, Offset Print (found object), 25 x 20 mm, 2010
 Untitled, Digital C-print, 1000 x 1000, 2010
Untitled, Offset Print, 210 x 297 mm, 2010
Untitled, Mixed Media, 160 x 160 mm, 2010
Untitled, Offset Print (found object), 25 x 20 mm, 2010
 Untitled, Digital C-print, 1000 x 1000, 2010
Untitled, Offset Print, 210 x 297 mm, 2010
Untitled, Mixed Media, 160 x 160 mm, 2010
2011 《旅動-鄧凝姿,何鎮宇作品展》,提 畫廊,深圳,中國
2011 DIASPORA - Joint exhibition of TANG Ying Chi & HO Chun Yu, A. lift Gallery, Shenzhen, China.
2011 《旅動-鄧凝姿,何鎮宇作品展》,提 畫廊,深圳,中國
2011 DIASPORA - Joint exhibition of TANG Ying Chi & HO Chun Yu, A. lift Gallery, Shenzhen, China.
2014《很久不見了,維多利亞》,香港文化博物館,香港
2014 Long time no see, Victoria, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong.


港英時期,香港的通用郵票只會印上英國國君的肖像。在我成長的歲月,郵票上印著的是英女皇利沙白二世。英女皇以其莊重端肅的側面展示她作為國君的威嚴及特權。

香港特別行政區成立後,香港市民可透過香港郵政局將自選的肖像或圖片製成郵票,並可作投寄之用。我們,就像突然享有以往英國國君的特權;然而,比較今天與港英時期,我們是否真的擁有了決定自己命運的權利?我們,作為香港市民,是否真能為香港的未來作出決定,而非只限一張郵票?


At the time of British Hong Kong, only the sovereign was permitted to print his/her portrait on the postage stamps of Hong Kong. In my childhood days, the portrait on the Hong Kong stamps belonged to Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen was posted solemnly and by this post she also declared her power and privilege. 

After the establish of Hong Kong Special Administration region, every citizens of HKSAR can enjoy a service offered by the Hong Kong Post Office that they can have their own selected portraits or images printed on official stamps of the Hong Kong. Seems, we now can enjoy the privilege of the old authority and given the right to make a personalized stamp. Do we, however, while comparing with the British Hong Kong, really have the right to make our own fortune? Do we Hong Kong citizens have the right to decide on things that make up our future and related to our actual living, instead of only a stamp?