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Art in station architecture
Water Memory

Artwork Title:
Water Memory

Artist Name:
Leung Chi Wo (Hong Kong)

Artwork Location:
Exhibition Centre

Artist's Concept:
If water had memory, what would it member?

Reclamation has reshaped Hong Kong’s coastlines since the 19th century. Among all MTR stations, Exhibition Station is the closest to the waterfront. Where we stand today was underwater in the past.

“Water Memory” a theory put forth by French scientist Jacques Benveniste, is the purported ability of water to retain a memory of previously dissolved substances, even after repeated dilution. On an extensive wall facing the direction of the sea at Exhibition Station, “Water Memory” is composed of around 1200 unique photographs, all capturing the seascape right in front of the station at different moments. As if submerging the floors in variations of waves, hues and reflections, this conceptual time capsule members countless split seconds amidst changes in time.

Artist: Leung Chi Wo

Leung teaches at the School of Creative Media of the City University of Hong Kong. He co-founded Para / Site Art Space in 1996. In 2001, he exhibited at the Venice Biennale as one of the first official Hong Kong representatives. His works have been featured in museums in different countries including Tate Modern, London, Museu da Imagem e do Som (Sao Paulo), NRW-Forum (Dusseldorf) and the Singapore Art Museum, etc.