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Headstone of Graffiti

Intervention in public space

Various locations, Hong Kong

2021

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Hong Kong has long been a city famous for extremely rapid graffiti removal. The government cleaned up most graffiti by simply covering them with paint. Thus, streets full of rectangular patches of paint have been a cityscape of Hong Kong.

 

The work is sprayed on sites of graffiti removal by using a stencil which resembles the layout of a headstone. If graffiti was a person, when it is buffed, it dies. Then the rectangular paint above it (vertically) will be the headstone of it. The work aims to bring the act of graffiti removal to light. Although the original graffiti is buffed, the traces left behind give prominence to the act itself.

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