Aadityakrishna Sathish

Hong Kong is a city, like many others, where buildings reign over people. Life is predictable to the extent that some rich man is always going to have food on his plate (to be more precise, 8 small plates that would cost the same as what we pay for rent every month). You might get a promotion the year after—but hey—you might not. You might end up working the same job for 8 years without a raise.

Everyday life at the level of the economy is predictable. Like in many other places, the wolves of Wall Street (or we would say here, Central District) have swallowed the excitement whole. Then, what is left, is what some would call the “remainder life” or in other words, the weekend. Eating together as a family is a rare instance; it’s either too much of a bother to eat together as the table is too small to accommodate the four of us, or we are not present at the same time (my father proudly says he is on the clock 24/7). Then, the aspects of our lives that become unpredictable, uncontrollable, are precisely those moments that subtend work, office, paychecks, promotions: they are the building blocks of life as we know it.

Family time is radical.

There is no weekly Sunday dinner, and as such, every dinner together becomes relevant. A silence dwells here that allows for the unknown to erupt; we see a moment of familiar unfamiliarity; the teleology that work life promises becomes undone because of the danger of such moment—the danger of not-knowing, of being a family—of being together. What I have said so far illustrates the theme in the photos of my family members.

The photo that connects what I have said so far with the building material is titled “God.” The buildings that propel, consume and consume to propel the dreams of MNCs, the wolves of wall street, the CEOs, have their building blocks as well. There is “rubbish” and “waste” that is often forgotten about; these are often an “eyesore” for those that live in the neighborhood, but they are precisely where moments of the uncontrollable dwell. Here lies the question of life and death, as workers inhabit unsafe conditions to exponentially multiply the income of those that are to occupy the buildings after construction. I wanted to capture those moments of danger, excess, and suffocation.

These are pictures from a series that I call “Market Stories.” They offer a different version of Hong Kong, one that is located in the bustling, loud wet markets. These stories breach into the story that the cityscape tells. The pictures offer an uncontrollable narrative, a different one. A narrative that breaks into the alienated nature of lives of Hong Kong-ers. Alienated from one another. Alienated from ourselves.


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Aadityakrishna Sathish is a student at College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME. He is pursuing a B.A. in Human Ecology. He is from Hong Kong and India. His studies lie in the intersection of post-colonial studies, feminist theory, anthropology, philosophy, and performance. He addresses some of the question they pose through photography.

Christine Stoddard





Christine Stoddard is a writer, artist, and founding Quail Bell Magazine editor. Her work has appeared in the Queens Museum, the Condé Nast Building, the New York Transit Museum, and beyond.

Anargyros Drolapas

Quantum tunneling | Κβαντοσηράγγωση



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words-links:”From now on we all walk through walls!” from “The art of war: Deleuze, Guattari, Debord and the Israeli defence force” by Eyal Weizman.



Anargyros Drolapas was born in Athens, Greece. He studied Physics and IT. He has steadily pursued photography since 2010. His images have been published in online magazines, he had two solo exhibitions and has participated in various group exhibitions. adrolapas.com


ΕΛΙΚΑ . HELIX

του Αργύρη Δρόλαπα  .  by Anargyros Drolapas

The Sphinx
wants me to guess.

Does a road run its whole length
at once?

Does a creature curve to meet
itself?

Rae Armantrout, excerpts from the poem Up to Speed.

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ΛEΞEIΣ-ΣYNΔEΣMOI: άπειρες εικασίες από χάρτη σε χάρτη
WORDS-LINKS: infinite guesses amongst the maps

TO DO WITH WILD GROWTH INTO ITSELF . ΑΦΟΡΑ ΤΗΝ ΑΓΡΙΑ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΗ ΜΕΣΑ ΤΗΣ

by Brett Skarbakka

BrettSkarbakkaTo do with wild growth into itself

WORDS-LINKS: TO DO WITH WILD GROWTH INTO ITSELF
ΛΕΞΕΙΣ-ΣΥΝΔΕΣΜΟΙ: ΑΦΟΡΑ ΤΗΝ ΑΓΡΙΑ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΗ ΜΕΣΑ ΤΗΣ

ΝΟΤΕ

THE WAY OUT

του Άρη Μιχαλόπουλου . by Aris Michalopoulos

AMichalopoulosWayOut

λέξεις-σύνδεσμοι: THE WAY OUT

words-links: THE WAY OUT

Ο ΩΚΕΑΝΟΣ ΟΥΤΕ ΥΨΩΝΕΤΑΙ, ΟΥΤΕ ΥΠΟΧΩΡΕΙ . THE OCEAN NEITHER RISES NOR FALLS

του Παναγιώτη Λάμπρου  .  by Panayiotis Lamprou

PLAMPROU THE OCEAN NEITHER RISES NOR FALLS

ΛΕΞΕΙΣ-ΣΥΝΔΕΣΜΟΙ: Ο ΩΚΕΑΝΟΣ ΟΥΤΕ ΥΨΩΝΕΤΑΙ, ΟΥΤΕ ΥΠΟΧΩΡΕΙ

WORDS-LINKS: THE OCEAN NEITHER RISES NOR FALLS

ΛIBAΔI / MEADOW

του Παναγιώτη Λάμπρου / by Panayiotis Lamprou

ΛEΞH-ΣYNΔEΣMOΣ: ΘEOΣ / WORD-LINK: GOD

ΔΑΝΔΗΣ / DANDY

του Παναγιώτη Λάμπρου / by Panayiotis Lamprou

ΩΡΑΙΑ ΜΕΡΑ / NICE DAY

του Γιάννη Δρακουλίδη / by Yannis Drakoulidis

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Λέξη-σύνδεσμος:  ΓΕΦΥΡΕΣ

Words-links: BRIDGES

ΚΑΙ ΜΕΤΑ ΔΕΝ ΕΜΕΙΝΕ KANEIΣ . AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

της Δήμητρας Ιωάννου / by Dimitra Ioannou

λέξη-σύνδεσμος: φάει

word-link: eat

AF0278

του Γιάννη Δρακουλίδη / by Yannis Drakoulidis

λέξη-σύνδεσμος: κόσμος

word-link: world

A GIRL, SHE IS 100% . 100% ΚΟΡΙΤΣΙ

του Γιάννη Δρακουλίδη / by Yannis Drakoulidis

Λέξη-σύνδεσμος: κορίτσι / Word-link: girl

 

ΠΕΣ ΜΟΥ ΠΟΣΟ ΟΜΟΡΦΑ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΟΤΑΝ ΞΥΠΝΑΣ / TELL ME HOW BEAUTIFUL THEY ARE WHEN YOU WAKE UP

της Δήμητρας Ιωάννου / by Dimitra Ioannou

λέξη-σύνδεσμος:  απόδειξη / word-link:   evidence

ABIQUIU

by Misha de Ridder

λέξη-σύνδεσμος:  fire / word-link:  φωτιά

9,5 -11 μ. . 9,5 -11 m.

της Δ. Ι. . by D. I.


λέξη-σύνδεσμος: μήκος
word-link: length

SILVER

των Λάκη και Άρη Ιωνά / by Lakis ans Aris Ionas

λέξη-σύνδεσμος: ασημένια  / word-link: silver

ΕΥΦΟΡΙΚΑ . EUPHORICA

της Δήμητρας Ιωάννου / by Dimitra Ioannou

λέξη-σύνδεσμος:  θολή / word-link:  blurred

OH, JIM

του Αντώνη Κατσούρη / by Antonis Katsouris

λέξη-σύνδεσμος: γεωμετρικών

word-link: geometric

ΥΠΕΡΒΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ . TRANSCENDENCE

του Παναγιώτη Λάμπρου / by Panayiotis Lamprou

Transcendance

ΛΕΞΗ-ΣΥΝΔΕΣΜΟΣ: ΥΠΕΡΒΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ

WORD-LINK: TRANSCEDANCE


DRAMA QUEEN #2, #3

του Αντώνη Κατσούρη / by Antonis Katsouris

λέξη-σύνδεσμος: κουίν/βασίλισσα / word-link: queen

MORV

του Παναγιώτη Λάμπρου / by Panayiotis Lamprou

λέξη-σύνδεσμος: μορβ / word-link: morv

3 ΜΜ . 3 PM

της Δήμητρας Ιωάννου / by Dimitra Ioannou

dioannouPM

λέξη-σύνδεσμος: μ.μ. / word-link: p.m.

ΣΤΑΥΡΩΣΗ . CRUCIFIXION

του Παναγιώτη Λάμπρου / by Panayiotis Lamprou

λέξη-σύνδεσμος: λευκό / word-link: white

λέξη-σύνδεσμος: στεφάνι / word-link: wreath

ΕΙΝΑΙ ΤΡΙΑΝΤΑΦΥΛΛΟ Ή ΕΙΝΑΙ ΚΑΘΡΕΦΤΗΣ; . IS IT A ROSE OR IS IT A MIRROR?

της Κατερίνας Κωστή / by Cateryna Kosty

Ασύμβατες αντανακλάσεις

Νόμιζα ότι ήμουν εγώ,
η δική μου ατέλεια που
δεν έβρισκε την ακριβή της αντανάκλαση.

Κι ανακουφίστηκα όταν
η περίφημη τελειότητα του κόσμου
παρέμεινε ασύμβατη.

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Unmatched Reflections

I thought it was me,
my imperfection
that couldn’t get its actual reflection.

I relieved however when
the world’s acclaimed perfection
remained unmatched.

 …

λέξη σύνδεσμος: οφθαλμαπάτη / word-link: mirage