The Elusive/捉不到的

 

我圍著軍營邊走邊看,那是好奇的窺視,對於圍欄內的一切,從來都是一瞬即逝的印象。

現在的軍營,都是港英政府遺留下來的軍事設施。九七過後,各軍營仍大致保留回歸前的模樣,英式建築在中國軍隊使用下感覺總是怪異。這是歷史遺留下來的問題,在那軍營圍欄背後就像是答案之處。

我相信地景能夠蘊藏人類的一切,可是圍欄內外總是夾雜著障礙,永遠看不到真相的全部。必須繞過這些障礙好讓我看清想看的,利用機械裝置試著重組零零碎碎又斷斷續續的影像,去發掘那種似近還遠的關係。那關係能夠牽動身份的理解,是我一直想窺探卻又捉不到的。

I walked around the barracks to see, curious. Everything inside the fence seems to always be fleeting.

The existing barracks are all military legacy from the British rule. After the handover, these British-style buildings have been kept almost the same as in the Colonial era, despite now accommodating the Chinese troops. One cannot help but feels weird about this. This is a question inherited from history, and the answer seems to be lying behind the fence of the camp.

I believe we can understand all about humanity from landscape, however the truth is always partially hidden and blocked by obstacles. We must bypass these obstacles to see the truth (or to see what we desire). I created a mechanical device to catch and reproduce the bits and pieces, to understand the relationship that feels both near and distanced. This relationship can affect the understanding of identity, something I have long been searching for but always find elusive.

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