Kerstin Maria Lehmann Handover
In the streets of Hong Kong, the clamour of a call to freedom from Chinese rule echoed for several months of turbulent social unrest in 2019. My project titled ‘Handover’ documents the past events in a personal way and depicts freedom in its various notions. The series is understood as a narrative of last year: it responds to new Chinese infrastructure projects, the influx of tourists from Mainland China, and protest against the implementation of the Extradition Bill. The variety of collages and the different layers within each of the pictures invite to pause, process the contrasts and reflect on the complexity of the past events and the fragility of freedom.
David Copeland • Conánn Fitzpatrick Alvarez-Casado • Sam Hadfield • Aoife Herrity • Xanthe Hutchinson • Lucy Jarvis • Monique Kelly • Kerstin Maria Lehmann Handover • Michelle Moloney • Samantha Obman • Nick Smith • Alan J. Wilkinson •