誰怕自由戰士 | Who’s afraid of the Fighter of Liberty - The Ceremony of Rebirth
2012.06.03

每年六月,人們都會到廣場獻上白色小花;人們帶著沉痛、希望或憤怒,紀念另一個廣場上的逝世的人。在廣場上,佇立著折翼的雕像「翱翔的法國人」;有人說,它本來的名字叫「自由戰士」。於是人們如此相信著。 

折翼戰士翱翔失敗,但仍仰首挺胸,用餘下的鐵翅直指天際。 誰怕「自由戰士」?於6月3日的晚上,參與者透過重生揭幕儀式,為「自由戰士」創造新的意義,並紀念無端斷送生命的人。

On this square of freedom stands an angel who has lost one of his wings. People are told that he is called “The Fighter of Liberty”. And people believe this is so, even though all those with power have for a long time mistakenly called him “The Flying Frenchman”. In spite of the silence of the angel’s creator, people choose to believe so.

The broken angel remains resolute, his remaining wing spread wide, despite losing his power of flight. Who is afraid of “The Fighter Of Liberty”? The Ceremony of Rebirth aimed at redefine this square of freedom, and rectify history.

About
The Fighter Of Liberty
The Cultural Centre Plaza,
Tsim Sha Tsui

The sculpture is a work made for Hong Kong by the renowned French artist Cesar. It was a gift to the Hong Kong Urban Council and was erected at the plaza outside the Cultural Centre. It was claimed that the sculpture, originally entitled ‘The Fighter of Liberty’ was done in commemoration of the June 4th Incident. The Urban Council renamed it as “The Soaring French” in order to drain its political connotations. Consequently, the artist Cesar refused to attend the opening ceremony. Over the past years, some Hong Kong artists have been calling on people to present flower bouquets at the sculpture on June 4th annually to commemorate the martyrs.

Artists | Jaspar Lau, Ocean Leung, Wong Tin Yan, Kitty Hung, Lo Lai Lai, Yentle Tong, Au Wah Yan, Chung Wai Ian and Lok To.






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