One Eyed Man
audio walk, 18’50, 2014
One Eyed Man is taken from the neon sign of a no longer existing tea shop on Shanghai Street (HK). The name itself strikes me first for its potential for a mysterious narrative. It became the starting point for an unattainable quest: the impossibility to physically revisit removed
localities. The remaining neon signs are topological information read by people from the street to loosely guide the drift in the city, and are anchorage points for different episodes of anecdotal sounds. that punctuates the walk.
All the processed and non-processed sounds of
this audio walk have been recorded along the streets from Shan Tung Street to Sai Yeung Choi Street South at different moments of the day and night and constitute a fictitious document.