Open Eye Gallery: Culture Shifts Global: LOOK/17
Venue: Open Eye Gallery
Dates: 06/04/2017 - 18/06/2017
Times: All Day
Culture Shifts Global
6 APRIL – 18 JUNE 2017
Our exhibition Culture Shifts Global is exploring the city and urbanism seen through outsiders eyes. In collaboration with the University of Salford we are inviting Hong Kong photographers Luke Ching and Wong Wo Bik to make work in Liverpool, and supporting a British Hong Kong-born photographer, Derek Man to revisit Hong Kong.
This programme is part of LOOK/17: Liverpool International Photography Festival, titled ‘Cities of Exchange: Liverpool/Hong Kong’.
Room 118, Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Regent Road, Liverpool, L30AN is a series of photographs created during a 10-day residency in Liverpool in January 2017. Ching transformed a newly refurbished hotel room into a pinhole camera capturing the historic dock area in transformation. A 200-year old warehouse is transformed into a modern hotel, serving people and the city in a new way. Like a warehouse, a hotel is transient by nature, providing a short accommodation.
Wo Bik Wong
The exhibition presents newly commissioned work made in the Port of Liverpool building alongside interiors and buildings of Hong Kong. Composite images of old colonial buildings are made to explore continuous shifts between dereliction and redevelopment towards a new identity. Through the medium of photography, Wong continues her journey of revealing cultural and artistic issues.
Derek is Hong Kong born but has lived in London for the last 6 years. His project can be viewed from the perspective of an expatriate returning to his homeland to record how rapidly Hong Kong is changing. His work explores the housing landscape in Hong Kong – at once a basic human need and private imperative, the housing issue is one that affects people in Hong Kong, Liverpool and the world over.