Mongkok is a buzzing and captivated district in Hong Kong, anything can go within this dense limited area of unruly. 24/7 in its hyperconnectivity, both in the physical and digital realm, Mongkok is a metaphor of a sino-futuristic Babylonian state that would look like. Drawing a parallel comparison of Mongkok and the rising phenomena of “digital Babylonian”, where all things are exponentially amplified, accelerated. Mongkok is a dense miniature version of a hanging garden where trades are flourishing, and vice is omnipresent.
This installation is a sci-fictitious reconstruction of a futuristic, neo-Babylonish version of Mongkok. Under the power of the state, the futuristic Mongkok has been subjected to an omnipresence surveillance system, infiltrated by espionage and state agencies. Citizens are obligated to behave and comply, constantly under the bombardment of state propaganda and yet, their individual rights have eroded. But in spite, many are desensitized with the dire circumstances, with their indifference, some continue to trade and benefit from the status power to their prosperity.
The scenes are created based on the artist’s imagination and residual memories over the past twenty years and on-going online obsession with Hong Kong. A virtual revisitation from the digital space - The narration hereby is visceral and intentionally out of sync with real-time and reality, inherently fragmented and non-linear. Using found footage, available data and computer graphics, resynthesize a series of subversive, bizarre and yet convincing incidents. Where characters, data scapes, and soundscapes travel back and forth in time, speculate what a futuristic Mongkok might be, in an otherworldly state of flux.