誰怕自由戰士 | Who’s afraid of the Fighter of Liberty - The Ceremony of Rebirth
2012

在這個自由的廣場上,我們每年六月都會獻上白色的小花;我們會帶著沉痛、希望或憤怒,敲打出屬於自己的聲音,為了紀念——在另外一個不再自由的廣場上曾微笑的人。 在這個自由的廣場上,佇立著一位折翼的天使。有人告訴我們,它的名字叫「自由戰士」。於是我們如此相信著,即使長久以來,所有權力都錯把他稱作「翱翔的法國人」。

因為我們看見折翼天使雖面對翱翔的錯敗,但仍仰首挺胸,用餘下的鐵翅直指天際;因為我們並不像封閉極權的政府,和互相勾結的既得利益者,害怕自由會可以創造新的秩序和意義。希望你一起來,在六月三日晚上,參與和見證「自由戰士」重生揭幕; 你也可帶上你的小白花,在六月四日的前後,為無端斷送青春和生命的人,獻上你溫柔的悼念。

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.

Collaborated with artists Jaspar Lau, Ocean Leung, Wong Tin Yan, Kitty Hung, Lo Lai Lai, Yentle Tong, Au Wah Yan and Lok To.






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