The HKAC 40th Anniversary flagship exhibition Wan Chai Grammatica: Past, Present, Future Tense
Re-examining the current Wan Chai through the Polaroid Camera
Polaroid was the fastest method for us to capture the picture in front of us. However, once digital cameras and smartphones were launched, the reality can be digitized within a second, the speed of instant-photography has been redefined.
Polaroid Tour is organized by Instant Tours Hong Kong, will take us with our polaroid cameras to explore Wan Chai, from past to present, from corner to corner. Waiting for the contingent surprises, then we press the shutter, capture the moment, stay until the image shows itself and witness the stream of time passes. Reality in the photos, has already switched to another actuality. Is time runs faster than our expectation, or is the speed of the city blurred the boundary between the present and the past?
Technologies progresses while city advances, everything comes and goes, only the intuition and emotions of the moment you take the picture would never change.
*A vintage Polaroid camera will be borrowed to each participant and 8 Polaroid Originals films (white frame) will be provided. Participant can pay HKD 180 for an extra box of films (8 films). Photos are for reference only.