Heritage X Arts X Design
Hok-Shing Grocery - A Century-old Shop (Used Goods Collection and Exchange Project)
Hok-Shing Grocery is built in the architectural style of post-war tenement buildings, with old cardboard and abandoned materials. Parading through the neighborhood, I sit inside the Grocery and open the windows to chat with neighbors in order to collect objects and stories embodied by the items.
I have been worried about the strange appearance of my shop would drive residents away or residents find it ridiculous and refuse to talk. Fortunately, when I pulled my grocery around, people are curious and enthusiastic to talk about their childhood memories of living in an old tenement building. I don’t realize that the past and the present is so close. These interesting dialogues have been shooted and recorded. I also make use of the collected items to create a piece of sculpture in sharing with you the old things, old friends and old wisdom.