Family Production summarized my thinking about the red, white, and blue plastic sheet material which is also a kind of exploration over the topic on the spirit of Hong Kong for the past 5 months. I want to make a piece of work that represents the special quality of Hong Kong. The multi purpose prefabricated metal bar and the durability of red, white, and blue plastic sheets represents the character of flexibility and practicality of Hong Kong people. The shinning plastic beads drapes down to form a metaphorical time tunnel which connects the past with the present. Families after families are being constructed, though they are temporary yet all of them are great to the individual. Red, white and blue plastic sheets remind me of the cottage industries of the 1960s and 1970s. Be it assembling plastic flowers or stringing beads, everybody, young and old, male and female, every member of the family partook in the assembly line, striving to make a living. This was how our family is constructed.
30,000 plastic beads, fish wire, metal modular bars, red white blue plastic sheet, & paint
500 (L) x 300(W) x 440cm(H)
HK Heritage Museum, HK