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The Retrieval, Restoration and Predicament – single-channel video (2018)

Single-channel video
16:9 | HD | Colour | 31’ 28” | Stereo | Cantonese, English and Japanese dialogue, Chinese and English subtitle


The complex yet interweaving relationships outline the background and geography of the war history– a Fengshui master’s ceremonial object placed under a bronze lion beside the door of a bank, when the statue is taken by the Japanese, it is very jealous of another statue; a Royal Hong Kong Volunteer Army candidate tells the story of his Japanese camera during the occupation; a Japanese army stonemason accepts a special mission, he must rebuild ‘confidence and public life’ through architecture.



Voice acting: Phoebe CHUNG | Hiko LEE | Joe TOULSON
Music: Frank YIP Yin-ting