Invasion & Robbery

2021, Installation

Expanding city is progressively invading wild, and villages, to build its own colonial empire.

At the same time, the populace of the city empire flood to the countryside every weekend, enjoying the clean air, leaving tons of trash, and taking away fresh fruits and vegetables.

On a Saturday, I went to Ma Shi Po, a village that recently lost its farmland to property developers. Five items are collected, put into well-sealed plastic bags with marks of the location and time of them being picked up, and brought back to my apartment in the center of the city.

In two weeks, those items are isolated in their own little plastic bag, rootless, decaying in a totally unfamiliar environment.