as a bird that briefly perches (2024)

In her line of work, Dorothy often discusses the notions of identity and memories, home and communities. Departing from her personal experience as a diasporic artist, this three-part video work is a cinematic diary that weaves together her sentiments about homeland with reference to the geology of Hong Kong; an analogy between human nature and greenhouse gardening; and her reflections on the choice of living abroad as she studies the everyday life of migrant farmers and their adaptation on foreign soil, reinterpreting agricultural processes and the migration of species. The work explores the implications of rooting, re-rooting and growing as the artist contemplates on the evolving dynamics between land and human.

(Curatorial text written by Catherine Lau for the exhibition Nature: A Perception)

©2024 Dorothy Cheung