Eyes looking desperately to focus through visual chaos and the harsh realisation: “in Hong Kong you are not a Superstar”.

October 5, 2010




Disembarking from the taxi you get the first epileptic convulsion the moment you start to look around, visual chaos, you need time to adjust much in the same way that your eyes have trouble seeing after the switch between pitch black and sunlight. Is just too darn hard to focus on anything, not only from the sheer amount of static or animated visual chaos in the form of advertisements, signs, screens, symbols and everything graphical but also from the motion of the city, this steady stream of living masses that circulate like blood in the streets of Hong Kong. Similar to any major metropolis but in a slightly more fast forward notion. Escalators in metro are actually faster giving the effect of beaming people to the surface. Above all the totality that strikes you as in every major international city, the bigger the population the more invisible you become. Swarms of foreigners eliminate the rock star effect of mainland China. You don’t realise the attention until it disappears. Hong Kong doesn’t feel like China, it is a mongrel blend of east and west, a hybrid that through the night reminds you of dystopic scenes from Blade runner or Transmetropolitan. Eyes start focusing again, slowly…


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2 Responses to “Eyes looking desperately to focus through visual chaos and the harsh realisation: “in Hong Kong you are not a Superstar”.”

  1. Katerina said

    ΒΟΗΘΕΙΑ!!!!

    (ώστε Hong Kong είχες πάει!)

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