Sorry, I’m a Cop


對唔住,我係差人, 2019

4-channel Video




Inspired by loop-based cinema, I am interested in the idea of looping short clips with slight changes in every loop. In Sorry, I’m a Cop, two video playback devices are playing the same short movie clip, and one of the devices has a slightly faster playback speed, resulting in an offset effect between two of them. The offset will be exaggerated over time as the feedback loop multiplies the effect, and hence creates counterpoints in visual and audio rhythm. Meanwhile, sound panning and video mirroring add more variations to it. When one video loop is nearly catching another one, the algorithm will be reset, and both video phrases will be played at the same speed simultaneously in the next loop.

I relate this work to the situation in Hong Kong now. Hong Kongers nowadays ask the same question "Who knows that?" whenever people are presenting themselves as cops, because they never show their identification when they abuse their power and practice brutality. Are they sorry for their Being?

Mark