Water・Barriers | 2019 - 2020
Since July 2019, authorities have begun imposing a security cordon
in many government and police headquarters using 2-meter-high
water filled barriers to avoid direct impact between police and protesters.
This unprecedented installation throughout the entire city becomes
a new metaphor in this anti-government protest of Hong Kong
and create a new urban scenery even in absence of street conflict.
'Be water' is the most famous saying of Bruce Lee that becomes
the clarion call of young protesters, reminding themselves
a “formless” protest to sustain their momentum and secure
the continued goodwill of the public. Water finds itself
a double meaning in this anti-government protest.
The concept of 'barrier' appears in many different forms,
and keep evolving itself throughout the protest.