The Memory Library 回憶圖書館
Exhibition, watercolour on paper installation, JPS Art Gallery, 2021, Hong Kong
The Memory Library, resembling a library archive, provides an intimate memory lane for viewers to retrieve pieces of memories, from the wall-hanging urban sketches by artist Elaine Chiu.
To Elaine, urban sketching serves as an integral part of her practice to gather audio, visual, lighting impressions and interact with the community. Elaine likes to observe urban activities for an hour or two by sketching, building up her understanding of spatial relations, characteristics, and temperament of a particular district.
Local residents often stop by to watch and thereby participate in her sketching process. Each sketch thus represents a collective input for The Memory Library.