Kaufu 舅父 (2019-)
I was never close to Kaufu (Cantonese for maternal uncle).
My only memory of him was of buses.
He passed away in Hong Kong (HK) in 2019 at 50 years old. In his flat, I discovered what he left behind – CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes, comic books and a very large collection of bus-related memorabilia. Miniature bus models, books, news-cuttings and photographs of buses filled every corner of his flat and took up three more mini-storages at the warehouse. I was fascinated by his act of collecting, at the same time, the meaning of death felt touchable. I began to think about the meaning of these objects, which he once owned and are now left behind.
Kaufu is a long form project about death and inheritance.