2012 - 14
Graphical notation, sound compositions, annotated cartography
”Hong Kong and Mainland China are physically separated a great wall of wired fencing and bodies of water. South to the border are restricted zones known as the Frontier Closed Area. Entry into the Frontier Closed Area without an official permit is strictly forbidden. In October 2005, the then chief executive Donald Tsang announced a proposal to drastically reduce the Frontier Closed Area. In February 2012, 740 hectares of land were initially opened up.
I visited the restricted zones along the Hong Kong-China border over a period of two years. I set out to collect the sounds that form the audio divide separating Hong Kong and the Mainland, assembling a body of recordings that are comprised mainly of vibrating fence wires captured by contact microphones, and running water from the Shenzhen River gathered by hydrophones. I re-arranged these recordings into sound compositions, and then transcribed these compositions into graphical notations.”