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Complaint Song of Hong Kong – Kindly Rewinded Youtube Karaoke
Complaint Song of Hong Kong – Kindly Rewinded Youtube Karaoke
Complaint Song of Hong Kong – Kindly Rewinded Youtube Karaoke
Complaint Song of Hong Kong – Kindly Rewinded Youtube Karaoke

Complaint Song of Hong Kong – Kindly Rewinded Youtube Karaoke

Cantonese
Color
Sound
4:3
Single-channel Video
production year /
2009
duration /
04'59

Hong Kong is being fingerpointed as a ‘City of Complaints’ since the early 2000s. Numerous public demonstrations take place every year, and very few of the demands have been properly addressed by the establishment. Grievances of the public were generally regarded as a Canton Pop Song here: categorized, easy to sing, and easy to forget. This is not a formal Hong Kong Complaints Choir Video, but is a Karaoke Version for the public to sing along. Singing Karaoke is one of the most popular activities among the Hongkongers, especially among the youngsters. In addition, general public are not allowed to sing in many ‘public spaces’ without permit. People who do so will be quickly questioned by the security, and may be summoned by court. Footages of this video were drawn from various YouTube clips uploaded by Hong Kong people. This video is available in YouTube, so everyone would search and sing with it. Similar to the arrangement of the Complaints Song of Hong Kong, it is a sewing-up of the existing local spectacles.

about the artist /

Born in 1983, Hong Kong. He was named ‘Thickest’ by a secondary school classmate on the millenium, which was derived from his Chinese Name ‘Hau’ (Means Thickness).

He gained his Bachleor of Social Sciences from the School of Journalism and Communication (2006) and MA from Visual Culture Studies programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2009). His works has been shown in Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, London, Romania and New York. He is the creator of the Lawnmap Hong Kong Project, and also one of the co-ordinator of the Complaints Choir of Hong Kong. In late 2012 he established the Nomadica Digital Community Lab, which aimed at building a new sense of community through online and offline experiments.

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