Tears of Tempo

40 vintage lamps and synced sound recording, mirror, 250 x 250 x 350cm, 2023

Commissioned by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Tears of Tempo was created in response to exhibitionThe Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Titian and the Venetian Renaissance from the Uffizi. Leung Chi Wo has collected vintage Murano glass lamps which have been used at various homes and places in Italy from the late 19th century to the 1970s.The flickering light emitted through the vintage glass together with the sound track recorded by the artist in Venice in September 2023, of waves hitting on the docks of Murano in the background, represents a transcendental meeting across times and geographies. These chandeliers are much more than a display of history or art objects with quotidian traces, they bear the memories and experiences of the past.