March 14, Hong Kong Coliseum

Author: Hsu Chia Wei

Narrated by Chinese Malaysian singer Fish Leong, this project follows her tour through different cities in Asia, including Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, Malaysia, Beijing, Guangzhou, Kunming, and Chengdu. Wherever it went, the stage, lighting, and songs at each event were similar, and each concert scene was also a confrontation between globalization and local cultures.

Shot in Hong Kong, the first channel is more narrative-like, presented with quick cuts, subtitles, and Fish Leong’s voiceover. The other video, shot in Shanghai, features longer cuts, and is projected onto a lithe, soft screen material. Compared to the narrative images shot in Hong Kong, the Shanghai videos are more like “image objects.” Even though they hold real events, the filmed, empty concert venues seem enormous and fictional.

Hong Kong
Two-channel video installation

For video’s call page, please click here.

Location Code: AV.HCW.MFH
Language: Chinese, with Chinese (Traditional) and English subtitles
Year of Publication: 2009