In the warehouse of Hong Kong artist Leung Mee-ping, you’ll find no shortage of discarded objects: boxes of sun-dried teabags and human hair, piles of stuffed animals, suitcases stuffed with sickness bags. Over the course of her career, Leung has collected thousands of these byproducts of human existence and repurposed them into artworks, finding meaning in the sheer scale of things that the world produces.
Leung takes M+ on a tour of her practice, from her warehouse space to community collection centres and landfills, reflecting along the way on the lifecycle of materials and the beauty that comes from sorting and understanding the things that we abandon.
This video was originally published on M+ Stories.
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Law Sin Yan
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