Artist Statement - South Ho Siu Nam
About Defense and Resistance
Surrounded myself with a brick wall that I built in the noblest area in Hong Kong, West Kowloon. I expressed the confrontation between Hong Kong people and tourist from Mainland China in recent years; a wall is built to resist invasion of others and defend one’s own interest; yet, a wall of loose structure is an encumbrance which is contradictory to it’s original intent. The work reflects the contradiction in Hong Kong after the return of sovereignty to China.