Where to go ? Where to come from? V.4.0 will be featured in Supernova Digital Animation Festival's Silent Screen program, looping on the 14th and California LED screen in downtown Denver throughout the day on September 21st.
The artist, Hung Keung is witnessing and involving such a change of Hong Kong, as well as this two significant students movement happened in 2014 and 2019. HUNG have been encountering 3 different layers of identity confusing situation since he moved to Hong Kong from China when he was 3. One culture shock was in 1986, one culture shock was in 2007, and the 3rd one is after 1997 - 2014 - and now - 2019. The artist then attempted to transform his body in-between these complicated and seems to be never ending identity confusing situation.Since the Yellow Umbrella Movement started in Hong Kong in 2014, the relationship between some Hong Kong citizen (particularly the teenage and University students) and Hong Kong SAR Gov (The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) have no longer as same as before. If The Umbrella Movement was regarded as a political movement that emerged during the Hong Kong democracy protests, then what happened in 2019, is even more long term protest movement, which have continued with no sign of losing steam for serval consecutive weeks on and off in Hon Kong different areas, even up to now.
Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests are a series of ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong against the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill proposed by the Hong Kong government. At first, the series of protests focused on fighting against the extradition bill. After the protest and crackdown from police on 12 June, and the suspension of the bill on 15 June, the scope of the protests has evolved into achieving five main demands, including: Independent investigation into police violence and abuse of power - Civic groups felt that the level of violence used by the police on 12 June, specifically those against protesters who were not committing any offences when they were set upon, was unjustified; Police performing stop-and-search to numerous passers-by near the protest site without probable cause was also considered abusive. Some officers' failure to display or show their police identification number or warrant card despite being required to do so by the Police General Orders is seen to be a breakdown of accountability.