Kissing, Crying, and Freaking Out in Public

Kissing, Crying, and Freaking Out in Public plays with the boundary between public and private, isolation and connectedness, and the way technology, crowds, specific buildings, and messaging can mediate a citizen’s perception of solitude and community. By adopting the visual language of Hong Kong’s municipal signage, the unexpected and incredibly personal questions force the busy pedestrian to reconsider her emotional relationship to the city and suggest new possibilities for the way we describe our places. Part of the deTour: Design Renegade exhibition, the project was a collaboration with James A. Reeves.

2013, Hong Kong. Aluminum, vinyl, chalkboard paint, chalk. Exhibition organized by Rebar, Out of the Box Projects, and the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design.