LEE Kai Chung

Residency Program

International Creator Residency Program

LEE Kai Chung

Participating ProjectInternational Creator Residency Program
Activity BasedHong Kong
Period 2019.5 - 2019.7
Purpose of the residency

To succeed the ongoing research-based project ‘The Retrieval, Restoration and Predicament’, which confronts the notion of circulation of materials with social and monumental significance during the Second World War (WWII), Lee will continue his research on war memory, historical and anthropological records and deviation between diverse historiographic narratives. Hong Kong was considered as home front and transit station during the Japanese Occupation period. In the first two year of occupation, infrastructure and political structure were drastically reformed in order to fulfil the warfare needs in greater Asia war zones. As a result, a malicious Institute of Infectious Diseases was established off the records, which conducted biological and chemical research and development.

Plan during the residency

The residency project will comprise three stages: and artwork fabrication; 3) Public sharing and scre
1) collecting, researching (in local archives) and creating;
2) processing collected materials (i.e. archival materials categorization and film editing) and artwork fabrication;
3) Public sharing and screening/exhibition.

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