緩件號碼 DISPATCH №
出發點 START POINT:
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
到達點 END POINT:
定量信息 QUANTITATIVE DATA:
1 oil painting
110 x 110 cm
1 framed drawing
charcoal on paper
23.8 x 31.7 cm
物流情況 SHIPPING STATUS:
On 8 September I finalised the details of the courier errand. The following thoughts occurred to me that night after getting more information, but it was still a question, how would this slow-courier route go?
When I stopped for a moment and took the time to think calmly about the thinking behind LIGHT LOGISTICS, and looked through the past records, my instinct was to ask the light logistician, why do I have to book a rental van for this transport? What lay at the bottom of my gut, but could not be fully expressed yet, was the doubt: LIGHT LOGISTICS is very clearly a counter-practice critical of the relations and ways of late-stage capitalism, so renting a van and going very efficiently directly from point to point, accompanied by a courier who rides along and barely moves a muscle, seems to not exactly fit the whole project. That's why I asked the light logistician about why the need to call a van, and this is the answer I received:
1) The artwork has to be handled carefully
2) There is a concern for boycotting the MTR because of recent sociopolitical events
I realised that while I heard this I was contemplating the situation as if it was somebody else's issue. It wasn't until the 9th of September while I was eating lunch that I slowly came around and made this my issue. I calculated the usual time it would take me to get up, eat and cross the harbour, and departing from Shamshuipo, estimated that I could arrive by 3:30 pm. But while I was eating, I remembered the second answer about the MTR, so while looking for which bus to take instead it became clear that I would be later than my 3:30 estimate. I walked leisurely to the bus stop, and by 3:40 I was still on the bus, writing these thoughts down and thinking to myself why did I tell them I would arrive at 3:30? I really wanted to arrive by 3:30, but if we broke down that urgency, how much would we find of it to be created by capitalist society making us that way?
Anyway I dealt with it, despite still feeling a bit of resistance.