Present《Reminiscences of the Eastern Capital》
《Reminiscences of the Eastern Capital》records a period of history about Kaifeng in Northern Song Dynasty under Emperor of Hui-tsung. The Book depicts scenes of daily life from the nobility to the ordinary people. It also mentions that there are more than 100 different stores situated in the center of the city. This is the time truly contending and prosperous.
Cityscape constructed by modern chain stores show rigid outlook under globalization and the capital market. Does Metropolises inevitably destroy individual operators? Individuals and the general public; conservation and development; resistance and tolerance are consequential contradiction? Trading behavior in stores form majority part of human living culture, as well as values of the public. It means that personality is gradually being worn down.
By going down the streets for filming opening chain stores and taking photos for closing small stores, I will combine the both and make a video. Present 《Reminiscences of the Eastern Capital》expresses my thoughts towards streets of Hong Kong in future and also my lament.