Leung Chi Wo + Sara Wong
Print on vinyl sticker, site-specific installation,
Yaguchi-no-watashi Station, Ota, Tokyo, 2010
Commissioned for the
Tamagawa Art Line Project curated by Toshio Shimzu, this is one of two
proposals by the artists and both were realized. As a community-driven
project in the Ota area, we considered to propose something related to
the interest of people there.
our research trip in Ota, we found a recent publication of photos of
Ota in the 1950s. Although the city and the architecture have changed a
lot, a few of images around the train station were still recognizable.
We picked one which was taken right outside the station 50 some years
ago. The woman who looked back in the foreground captured our
attention immediately. Contemplating this void of identity, we decided
to stage ourselves (in this case Sara Wong) to link up the site and the
photographic representation with the time and the unidentified person,
in the hope that our own being could fill up this void left by the
Shopping street in Yaguchi-no-watashi, 1950s.
Shopping street in Yaguchi-no-watashi, 2009.