So I don't really know sometimes if it's because of culture
Commissioned for the Marrakech Biennale in 2012, this is a project that explores the notion of diasporas intersected with the urban context of Hong Kong, and inflected with post-colonial perspectives in a multi-layered reflexive narrative. The audio-visual installation is a dialogue constructed using interviews with two Moroccan women who lived in Hong Kong, one Moroccan-born and one French-born, about their relations with the places where they lived and came from. Carefully transcribed, edited and re-arranged from the interviews, two monologues were written based on the interviewees' original wording and recited by two Hong Kong-based French male artists, Laurent Gutierrez of Map Office (b. 1966, Morocco) and Cédric Maridet (b. 1973, France). These monologues in English were edited into a dialogue and as voiceover of two synchronized video projections of Hong Kong's Victoria harbour and peak overlaid with the Arabic translation.
Both Gutierrez and Maridet were also interviewed on their personal artistic career in Hong Kong. A monologue script was produced together with Leung and was read in front of the camera by the interviewee in their own voice in French with English subtitle and the videos presented below were played with two separate digital screens/monitors with headsets.
Read an interview with Leung Chi Wo as part of Platform 008 here.