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Two Traverses

16mm film in 4k digitization / 13'09" / (2022)

On 27th December 2020, four days ahead of the Yau Ma Tei Carpark Building demolition, the newly completed Tuen Mun Chek Lap Kok Tunnel Road became open to traffic.

The Yau Ma Tei Carpark Building was a spectacle in the urban landscape of Hong Kong: The Gascoigne Road Flyover, running through the building and forming an overhead tunnel, was built to bypass the existing surface road. Meanwhile, the Tuen Mun Chek Lap Kok Tunnel became the city’s longest tunnel.

“Two Traverses” documents two trips on this particular day: the last traversal of Yau Ma Tei Carpark Tunnel and the first through Tuen Mun Chek Lap Kok Tunnel. With various visual contrasts: day and night, old and new, shortest and longest in duration, a history of a place is being written through celluloid.