Ineradicable Traces

HKBU Heritage : Student Production : Ineradicable Traces
HKBU Heritage : Student Production : Ineradicable Traces


Choi, Sze Hung Janet

2014         MVA

38 cm diameter (each piece)
Photography, Light, One way mirror, Stell round frame


When people walk in the sunlight, expose themselves to ultraviolet radiation (UV) for a period of time, dark spots will begin to appear on human skin. These darkened spots are usually referred to as “Photodamage”, commonly known as pigment or freckles. They are a result of combining “exposure to light” and “duration of time”, which are also basic elements of creating a photograph.

By exploring how people pursue their perfect face, from the pigment formation process to the process of whitening, this project allows people to rethink the fundamental elements of photography: Light and Time. Once the dark spots are formed, they cannot be reversed, just as time cannot be reversed. The traces of time, experiences, and history cannot be easily forgotten.

(The text is provided by the student)

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