Ho Ka Ho: New Hong Kong Legends

10:00am - 10:00pm
Image Maker
HO Ka Ho
HO is a Hongkonger currently working as a photographer. As part of a community bound by a shared future, he is determined to empower the powerless through photography. Past exhibitions include Dances with the Green – An Art Exhibition on Northeastern New Territories (2014) and STYLE of the northeastern New Territories – that's what we call life (2013).
Public Programme
  • Guided Tour
  • Date: 23.10.2021, 24.10.2021, 13.11.2021, 14.11.2021
  • Time: 17:00
  • Language: Cantonese; English & Mandarin tours available upon request.
  • Quota: 10
  • Fee: Free of Charge
  • Special Measures
    (1) Any person entering JCCAC must wear a self-provided face mask and
    sanitise their hands. A thermal detector has been installed at L1 Wai Chi Street
    entrance, which is remotely monitored by the Centre security staff, who may request to
    check again any individual’s body temperature if needed.
    (2) Any person who fails to cooperate as requested, or displays fever (forehead temperature
    above 37.5C), fatigue, cough, diarrhea, vomiting or other flu-like symptoms will be
    refused entry or asked to leave JCCAC.
    (3) All persons entering JCCAC must abide by the “Prevention and Control of
    Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation” (Regulation) gazetted by the
    Government, including but not limited to the extension of the “congregation restriction”
    which prohibits groups of more than 4 persons to gather in public, with effective from 24
    February 2021.
    (4) Eating and drinking is not permitted.
    (5) Any person who violates the law will bear legal responsibilities.


What I am capturing is the ‘remnants’ of Hong Kong’s urban legends.

Urban legends may have been told by a ‘friend of a friend’ before they are passed on throughout society. What is more fascinating and important than the truth, or lack thereof, behind them is the “that-has-been” nature of their circulation, the act of which being a validation of their existence. Or perhaps what we really should be asking is why do these urban legends propagate? And what does their existence reflect on the state and psychology of society?

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