To Voice

Introducing Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement

14 November 2015 - 21 February 2016

Birdy CHU // Max IP // Swing LAM // PAK Sheung Chuen // CHONG Suen // TSE Pak Chai // Justin WONG // CHU Cheuk Ying // The Add Oil team //  Mr & Ms Hong Kong People project //  This Is Our Moment project // Voices On Skin project // The Umbrella Movement Visual Archive

Curated by Melanie Oliver and Sampson Wong

Produced by The Physics Room, Christchurch

To Voice 發聲 shares a selection of informal protest art created during Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement, which involved hundreds of thousands of people who occupied different parts of the city for over 70 days. Hong Kong-based curator, artist and urbanist Sampson Wong has grouped the work of artists, collectives and grassroots activists to provide a window into how creative practitioners became an important driving force within the Umbrella Movement. The exhibition features various innovative strategies ranging from the Voices on Skin Project, which supplied protest slogans as temporary tattoos, to the multilingual online message board by The Add Oil team, and the photography of Tse Pak Chai documenting the ingenuity of the protest barricades. These works, together with ephemeral artefacts gathered from the occupations, provide a concise informative glimpse of the considerable creativity that flourished during this massive protest.

To Voice 發聲 is a travelling exhibition from The Physics Room in Christchurch.

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Press:
Radio New Zealand interview with Sampson Wong

The Physics Room public talk with Melanie Oliver & Sampson Wong