The Labyrinth by Christopher Button

Saturday 13 May 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Blue Lotus Gallery, F11, First Floor

The Labyrinth by Christopher Button takes you on a late-night journey through the meandering underground stations of Hong Kong. Button depicts some of the city’s most crowded locations as a quiet, dystopian world.

Deeply inspired by cinema, he shot this series in medium format with his Mamiya 7 camera and Cine-Still film. The result is a cinematic universe that echoes Hiroshi Sugimoto’s way of freezing time and an eerie maze reminiscent of Stanley Kubrick’s horror. Button succeeded in portraying this liminal space as a place that offers solace and discomfort at the same time. It is relatable perhaps to those who felt trapped during times of uncertainty and tremendous changes.