An October, Collected 

2014

Inspired by the street art that has decorated various spaces across our city, the following is an October collected in photographs, lines and responses sent in by professors, teachers and postgraduate students.

Curated by Shi Huiwen

 

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-”Do I dare / Disturb the universe?”
-”YES!”

                                                —T.S. Eliot and the Protestors 

 

I shall die here. Every last inch of me shall perish. Except one. An inch. It’s small and it’s fragile and it’s the only thing in the world worth having. We must never lose it, or sell it, or give it away. We must never let them take it from us. 

                                                 –Alan Moore, V for Vendetta 

 

“Please don’t”

 

How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea,

Whose action is no stronger than a flower?  — Shakespeare, Sonnet LXV 

 

“A road is made by people walking it – if people don’t strive for reform and actually take the first steps there will definitely be no democratic reform but just China’s idea of democracy.”

 

“Royal Harcourt” (a tent name in Admiralty)

 

“Foreign Influence”

 

Artistic Admiralty: Umbrellista

 

“God of Tear Gas” (“催神”)

 

“I am worried.
My heart goes to the students, but my mind is in doubt.”

 

“Beijing, open your eyes and look.
Hong Kong, uncover your ears and listen.”

 

“I think one side is as bad as the other.”

 

My life needs a disaster, a disaster to appease disasters. –- Yu Xiang

 

Add oil, Hong Kong!

 

The dark nights gave me dark eyes; but I use them to look for light.

 

Our thanks to:
Aaron Anfinson
Adam Jaworski
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Jennifer McMahom
Katherine Chen
Kitty Wong
Shi Huiwen
Wendy Gan

 

Published on: October 31, 2014 < Back >