Sing for Her
Commissioned by Hong Kong Museum of Art and the 11th Shanghai Biennale
Supported by West Heavens
Hong Kong is a multicultural society. People of different origins - from Filipino domestic helpers to new immigrants from Mainland China, from African asylum seekers to descendants of Gurkha soldiers - live in this metropolis. However, many migrant workers and ethnic minorities remain marginalized politically, economically, and culturally. Zheng Bo worked with seven communities in Hong Kong to record songs that they are proud of, at locations where they usually congregate. The public installation, in the form of a giant megaphone, broadcasts songs of migrant workers and ethnic minorities in Tsim Sha Tsui, a major hub visited by thousands of tourists and locals everyday. It is also a karaoke system. Visitors are invited to sing along, learning songs from communities who are usually unheard.