Lumenvisum presents you: “0500 – 0700” A SOLO EXHIBITION BY KIT YEE TONG, exhibiting a series photographs of Hong Kong landscapes by the photographer.
Mao Hour is one of the 12-time units in ancient China, representing 05:00 to 07:00 nowadays. During that period, the sun rises, and the dark goes away, notifying everyone that a new day is coming. Kit-yee took a series of photographs when the sun just came out, when most people were still in bed. The morning sun is shining the places where had made Hongkongers hurt, puzzled, and feared.
The rapidly changing society in Hong Kong has made Kit-yee felt more and more unfamiliar to the place where she was born and raised. People are out of breath because of the new order enforcing in the society. She can only find peace during dark night and early morning. These photographs were taken with heavy feelings of the photographer from 2016 to 2021, capturing the familiar places and monuments or landmarks with her detached perspective, rethinking their meaning in the pass, and their value in present.
There is a sense of “awakening” in the quiet spaces captured in “0500 – 0700”. It reminds people that waking up is a destiny. She hopes Hong Kong will see the ray of light in future, and we shall never lose our hope. Let us invite you to visit this exhibition, to emerge into the light of Mao Hour “0500-0700”.
2021.9.14 – 2021.10.3
Tue to Sun, 11:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm (Closed on Mondays)
L2-02, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
2021.9.18（Sat）2:30pm – 4:00pm
2021.9.18（Sat）4:00pm – 6:00pm
【About the artist】
Born in Hong Kong in the 1970s, Kit-yee started to learn photography since 2009 and became an amateur photographer afterwards. She has been participated in a number of group exhibitions, including the “12 Oil Street: Casting” (2012), “Human Landscape” (2012), “WHISPERING FROM THE SOUTH A Photo Exhibition on Local Ethnic Minorities” (2012), “Night” (2013), “2300 – 0100” (2014) and “Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize – Unbeknown” (2021).