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Which Things Were (Are) Allowed And Which Were (Are) Not – Version 2022 

Wai Kit Lam, Which Things Were (Are) Allowed And Which Were (Are) Not – Version 2022, 2022, digital print & b/w laser print, 16 pages, 297 x 210 mm each. Courtesy of the artist.


Installation view of Which Things Were (Are) Allowed And Which Were (Are) Not – Version 2022, in The Wall – Reunion or Divide at SomoS Art Space, Berlin, Germany, 29 July – 6 Aug 2022. Photo credit: Carol Pui Ha Chow.

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“VAPORE" endeavoured to save the life of that mannequin. She didn't admit it was just a mannequin.

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“VAPORE" finished the whole dish anxiously as if that was her last meal.

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“Leave me alone!!", "VAPORE" said despairingly. "VAPORE" couldn't get rid of her shadow wherever she went.

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“VAPORE" struggled to escape those chaotic streets even though she didn't know the way out and where the definitive destination would be.

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“You are my alien, an alien in a strange city.”, "VAPORE" talked to her reflection in anguish.

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“VAPORE" was counting how much she lost. She wondered if they would be gone forever.

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The coldness pushed "VAPORE" to follow the warmth from the sunset. She was heading to the west.

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“VAPORE" once mistakenly believed that no one could recognise or block her on the street if she wore a pair of sunglasses.

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“VAPORE" left in a hurry. No one knew if she would come back or not.

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“Where are the people?!" "VAPORE" looked out the window and was shocked that the busy street had turned into an empty one.

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The darkness had just arrived. But "VAPORE" recognised that was the path to the west.

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“VAPORE" was confused as the antique shop's shopkeeper convinced her that the ceramic piece would never break.

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“VAPORE" held her travel ticket nervously. She feared if it was still valid or could carry her to the destination.

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“VAPORE" ignored the disapproval from her companion; she bought what she cherished.

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“No! You can never stop me from abandoning the mistaken matters!" "VAPORE" said firmly.

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