Lost and Found
Jaffa Lam (Hong Kong)
“Lost and Found” is a multiple-part work that weaves through an imaginative journey at Hung Hom Station.
At the platform, a series of ossified luggage, in a variety of styles commonly used in different eras, stand as a timeline at the historical terminal for cross-border transit. Moving on, passengers run into maze-like patterns flanking the escalators. The images are in fact the archetypal nylon canvas bags. What can possibly be found in these bags and cases? What have they lost?
Next to seating, lost properties, cast in recycled aluminium from scrap ships and vehicles, await to be found at the station: a crumpled handkerchief, an empty bottle, a tattered cap… look forward to a reunion with an armless watch and a lost shoe of a child.
“Let memory stay, and don’t get lost—here and now,” says the artist.
Artist: Lam Laam, Jaffa
Hong Kong-based sculptor specialising in large-scale, site-specific and mixed-media works, often making use of recycled materials. She obtained her BFA, MFA and Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since 1999, in her “Micro Economic” and other public/community projects, she has been connecting heritage and current affairs, and representing ordinary people through non-narrative and dialogical installations. She received a Desiree and Hans Michael Jebsen Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council in 2006 and was an awardee of the Secretary for Home Affairs' Commendation Scheme in 2017.