Shadow Show

Cheung Man Hong

Photographic Installation


Laser beams from handheld projectors brought to the site were captured using long exposure photography in the caves and presented in lightboxes.

Artwork Description

Imitating the same drawing gestures I use as a sketch artist, the photographs are hand-drawn imitations of laser scanning, a common 3D printing technology to measure form. By mimicking the ‘drawing’ of a machine in a place that is prehistoric, the artwork comments on art’s origins in cave drawing being replaced by scientific and commercial technologies. I also used the variations in underground water-flow to reflect the light on the cave walls so that the laser effects were distorted by the presence of nature at the site.

Artist Statement

Cheung Man Hong