Dance Old Dance


The Hong Kong MTR (subway) system reaches out into the city like an octopus. As well as rail development, the 87 MTR stations are also important locations for real estate development. Development seems to be the way to go. Construction. Construction. Construction. Land development in Hong Kong is the absolute fxxking dehumanised low-end principle.

Every week from September 2013 to August 2015, CHENG visited one MTR subway station to discover nearby sculptures, architecture or empty spaces that are not user friendly, too old-fashioned or completely abandoned. Using his “discovery” as background, he then takes one photo of one dance posture around each MTR station. All the photos of different dance poses are combined to be a simple stop-motion animation, titled Dance Old Dance, and express the artist's feeling toward all the “developments” in Hong Kong at the moment.


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