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Neonopolis is for me about joining dots. Or more appropriately for the narrative of this series, joining nodes. Thought nodes. In essence I regard this series as a highly personal body of work, given my relationship with Hong Kong goes back for almost 3 decades.

The nodes represent for me a convergence of a 3-tier thought stream;

1) my memories of HK from 30 years ago.
2) my contemporary impressions of Hong Kong today and how I interpret them?
3) I ask the question, β€œis Hong Kong a vision of the future?” Twenty years after the handover from British to Chinese rule, twenty years after I left, the city once again enraptures me, and just as the notorious walled city of Kowloon inspired the bleak, neon-soaked, perpetually dank and rain-soaked dystopia of Blade Runner, so does its sequel now cede to the alternate reality of Neonopolis – a realm strangely futuristic all the while rooted in the present.
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Commute my second body of work set in South Africa explores multiple themes; fear, xenophobia, fate, issues such as crime, urban decay, the existence of the individual in an 'unpredictable & unsafe' world. The work intends to tussle with both literal and figurative notions of fear through objective and subjective record of place.
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