"Incidents of Travel: Hong Kong", a project by Latitudes for Moderation(s) programme, Spring Workshop, 7 January–10 February 2013
As part of Moderation(s), the year-long collaboration in 2013 between Witte de With, Rotterdam, and Spring Workshop, Hong Kong, curators-in-residence Latitudes have invited Hong Kong-based artists – Nadim Abbas, Ho Sin Tung, Yuk King Tan and Samson Young – to develop day-long tours, thus retelling the city and each participant’s artistic concerns through personal itineraries and waypoints. Alongside these ventures into the city, research around local forms of vernacular collection display were made. This will encompass self-made museums, museum-like retail spaces.

Nadim Abbas' day-long itinerary on 19 January 2013, plots a course through a handful of sites in the city, which have in one way or another influenced the form, content, and processes of Nadim’s practice. Since Hong Kong has been his home for most of his life, some of these places have been all too familiar to him since childhood. This project now offers him the opportunity to spring fresh surprises on unsuspecting “tourists”, and possibly on himself as well. More info: lttds.blogspot.hk/2013/01/incidents-of-travel-hong-kong-n...

Yuk King Tan's tour (24 January 2013) engaged with systems of value: what is valuable and how does it appreciate? The tour was not only about looking at sites but about visiting the people that inhabit them and hearing their stories (including Mormon missionaries, the imam of a mosque, recycling-industry workers, and Filipina domestic helpers). Tan sees Hong Kong as a city that is rife with the potential for drama, fantasy and invention and her tour as part of a larger discussion about worth and that which cannot be quantified. More info: lttds.blogspot.hk/2013/02/yuk-king-tan-tour-incidents-of-...

Ho Sin Tung's tour (29 January 2013) of Hong Kong revisits some of the diverse filming locations from her video "Folie à deux" (2011), in which friends and colleagues read their favorite book passages aloud with their back to the camera. Through a reading-and-listening relationship, Ho Sin Tung associates intimate and unique memories with the locations chosen by each reader. More info: lttds.blogspot.hk/2013/01/ho-sin-tung-tour-incidents-of-t...

Samson Young's itinerary (7 February 2013) eavesdropped on his own works, in the presence of others. We will take an early morning soundwalk around the Kwun Tong industrial district, visit a site in Central where the now demolished Queen's Pier was once located, look out of a very specific window at the Creative Media Center, and trespass the frontier closed area near the Hong Kong-China border. In between locations, we will listen to recordings of music that has inspired his work in one way or another. More info: lttds.blogspot.hk/2013/02/samson-young-tour-incidents-of-...

To complement the tour, check the twitter and facebook and soundcloud posts via storify: storify.com/lttds/incidents-of-travel-hong-kong

All photos: Latitudes | www.lttds.org (except when otherwise noted in the photo caption).
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