音速 • yum cheok - b e r t u l i s
Yum Cheok is a multimedia art project by b e r t u l i s. What started out as an audio-only project (reworking the iconic sounds of Hong Kong into musical compositions) has since taken a more journalistic turn; capturing the unrest of the city at this vital time and hoping to show the events in different lights. These stills are taken from an upcoming short film documenting the pro-democracy movement.
A traffic light outside the PLA garrison in Admiralty bears the illumination FREE HK.
Protesters in Admiralty [National Day march] flee from tear gas and the water cannon towards Wan Chai. YAT, YEE [one, two] refers to the chant that sounds when needing to mobilise in a calm and organised manner.
HongKongers stand in anticipation outside the Mong Kok police station, seemingly filled with tear smoke. Hundreds gather for a death ritual ceremony a week after the 8/31 Prince Edward incident.
On 6/12, umbrellas rain from the sky to open hands below. Tens of thousands gather around the LegCo building to stop the controversial extradition bill, later becoming the first 'riot'