Wish You Well 祝君好
bronze, polaroids, ice, dual-channel colour videos
site-specific, size variable, 200 mins
location: Fountain & Greenhouse, Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens 


Hi! Flora, Fauna 邂逅!市中森

Exhibition period: 16.1 – 30.6.2021
Organizer: Art Promotion Office
Curatorial Partner (Image Art) : Lumenvisum
Music Collaborator: Hong Kong New Music Ensemble

Wish You Well

‘Wish you Well’ derives from my beautiful encounter with the rainbow in the fountain. Since 1864, there has been a fountain in the centre of the park. It is named as ‘a hundred years of waterscape’ . When I first came across this expression. I find it funny yet melancholy, as it ironically echoes to a tale we used to believe—‘Hong Kong shall remain unchanged for 50 years’. As ‘a city of transient’—a doorway, a point in between (Abbas, 1997), the city longs for something that could be claimed as historical or permanent. Since 1864, the fountain has been redesigned and furnished for four times throughout the centuries. After all, a rainbow has always been there in the fountain. Here lies a rainbow for wishful thinkers, I thought. Amid the turmoil, make a wish seems to be a desperate action to me. 



作為香港最歷史悠久的公園,它見證一切過渡與變遷。由起初屬港督的私⼈花園到成為香港首個公家花園(Public Gardens),由殖⺠遺物「兵頭花園」演變成現在的香港動植物公園。今天, 這個公園將再一次被整修與重建,我們快將擁有一個真正屬於我們的公家花園?