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waning and remaining (2021), Lai Chi Wo, Hong Kong, Sept 17 - Oct 8 2021. neon tubes, neon supports, transformer, electrical cables, steel frame, photovoltaic panels borrowed from farm irrigation system, inverter, battery, photovoltaic sensor, IP camera, 4G SIM card, dimensions variable. Synchronous intermittent live-streaming over cellular network. ‘waning and remaining’ is a site sensitive and ephemeral work that engages with the remote, once abandoned but reviving, Hakka walled village of Lai Chi Wo in far north New Territories, Hong Kong. A photovoltaic sensor ensures that the neon is illuminated during daylight hours only from dawn to dusk causing the visibility of the text to fluctuate depending on the intensity of sunlight. The neon, fabricated by one of the few remaining traditional Hong Kong neon artisan glass-benders, is powered by an existing solar panel farm irrigation system with synchronous intermittent live streaming over cellular network, connecting the remote rural location to the densely urban Kowloon City area and beyond.

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