Zhou Han Shun
To say life moves fast in a city is an understatement. From daily commuting to eating lunches to causal conversations, people go through life in an uncompromising and chaotic pace. Everyone from the rich to the poor, the fortunate and the unfortunate, the young and the old – moves through the city like a chaotic mass, overcoming and absorbing anything in their path. Time in the city seems to ow quicker, memories in the city tend to fade away faster. Nothing seems to stand still in a city. A UN report suggested that by 2050, the world’s population would reach 10 billion, with three-quarters of humanity living in our already swelling cities. Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with a population of over 7 million but less than 25% of its land developed. When the artist arrived in Hong Kong, he was immediately confronted by a society that is in fierce competition for physical and mental space. is project is an attempt to capture the unforgiving way of a crowded life in the city.