Reverse Conductor , 2018 | Dimensions variable | Found objects: construction lights with metal stand from Tai Kwun construction site, crystal pieces from chandelier. Concrete, pumice, fibreglass, nuts (hardware), LED light tubes, gel filters.
<<< Reverse Conductor is a site specific sculptural installation commissioned by Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong.
Temporarily occupying the corner space behind the staircase is a set of 16 light stands, made to be mobile and versatile: half of them were used in this building as supporting structures while the other half are newly made. I further dissembled and rearranged all of them as a whole, each connecting with each other (“holding hands” – a common term used by local Hong Kong electricians). Responding to the to the green signage of the piano shop on Old Bailet Street, the sum of mass-produced light stands evokes a musical quality connecing their inner “micro worlds”: the concrete caste of white cement and pumice inside the light; construction materials combined with found objects such as discarded hardware nuts and crystal from a chandelier; the collective scribbles by anonymous workers; together create a rhytmic arrangement bringing all of the materials together into “a choir” of light stands. The various tints of green in the cement echo outwards beyond the green signage of the piano shop – the tennis court, scaffold building net, and trees visible from the balcony. >>>