《早安晚安》何兆南 good day good night by South HO

Published by brownie publishing ltd.
2015-9
194mm x 267mm
120 pages
Chinese, English
978-988-13632-1-3

HKD$172

「『早安晚安』,來自陌生人,也是同路人。讓我對這城市還感受到一絲溫暖,最簡單有力的說話。」

一場持續的佔領,有著激烈的衝突瞬間,同時也有著比旁觀者想像中還要冷靜與平和的時間。

經歷2014年香港雨傘運動兩個多月的日與夜,藝術家何兆南的攝影作品中刻意放棄力竭聲嘶的抗爭畫面,卻回到佔領者日常的角度,記錄了現場的另一種,也最淡然與平靜的風景 ,這些影像亦是藝術家對運動的自白 - 熱情與失落,交織出了糾纏不清的矛盾與無力感。

‘“Good day good night,” coming from strangers, who are also fellows. It is a simple yet strong sentence, which makes me still feel warm about this city.’ Traversing through the days and nights of the two months of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong in 2014, the photographic works of South HO intentionally avoid scenes of howling protests; instead he reverts to the quotidian perspective of the occupier, documenting another kind of landscape which is quiet and calm. These images constitute also the artist’s own confession in regards to the movement – where passion and loss interweave into a tangled sense of paradox and futility.