25 Minutes Older

Artist: Kingsley Ng
Date: 21 / 5 – 2 / 6
Time: 1400 - 2200
Location: Inside the Tram between Sheung Wan and Causeway Bay
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Artist Statement:


A city gets old

People get old

Something doesn’t


25 Minutes Older invites the audience to board a tram, a moving time capsule that does not get old in the fast-paced city. Like travellers in time, passengers on board see scenery passing by—not through the windows, but in an enclosed compartment, turned into a camera obscura with two apertures on its sides.


Running in parallel to the moving images is a textual narrative, made up of literary fragments generously shared by renowned Hong Kong writer Liu Yichang. The text is taken from his novella Tete-beche, whose chiasmatic structure, stream of consciousness and projection of its time are echoed in other aspects of the present work. We are grateful for Mr Liu’s consent, and hope to pay tribute to the classic through this cross-disciplinary encounter. 




Production Team:


Cantonese Voice-over

Julia Mok


English Voice-over

Chiara Kung


Software Design and Website Design

Cheuk Wing Nam


Technical Design

Jason Wong



Special Thanks:


Mr and Mrs Liu Yichang for permitting the inclusion of excerpts from Tete-Beche


MVA students at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University (year 2013) for collaborating on an earlier version of the project at DETOUR



Exhibition Partners and Sponsors:

Our Gallery

Hong Kong Tramways



Our gratitude also goes to the following organizations and individuals for facilitating the creation of the work (in alphabetical order of last name):


Miss Winki Cheng

Miss Stephanie Cheung

Ms Valerie C. Doran

Miss Elie Lam

Ms Dora Wu


Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University

Anthony Yeung Mastering Studio

Detour 2013

Osage Gallery

Stage Tech Limited