Stills from footage…

black and white image of a man in an alleyway, turning to look over his shoulder towards the camera. In front of him are many 'pay to use' bikes piled up high.
Black and white image of a man with his back to the camera. Pre-pay bikes are piled high in front of him
Resident; still from footage, filmed after Chinese New Years celebration, 11th February 2019

Tenants and Leaseholders

Black and white image of two men sitting inside a shop cluttered with objects, both are smiling and waving to camera.
Black and white image, man looks to his left to face his aquarium which has a fish inside, floating next to a photograph of the Chinese leader Xi Jinping
Eviction in Shenzhen: Part 2, 2019, One of the last remaining shop owners, in Hubei Old Village, Shenzhen; still from film after Chinese New Years celebration, 11th February 2019
Black and white image of a man crouching down to cut up a piece of pork. There is a table with cardboard on the top which serves as the butchers main selling platform.
Black and white image of man looks to the right, at his outdoor butchers stall. Low level hanging lights and plastic bags are in the frame. He is wearing a warm coat suggesting that it is a cold day.
Eviction in Shenzhen: Part 2, 2019, One of the last remaining shop owners due to the leaseholder’s being absent in claiming their plot. Hubei Old Village, Shenzhen; still from film after Chinese New Years celebration, 11th February 2019

Location: Temple Grounds

Black and white image of a incense holder in an Chinese shrine, filled with candles, incense and ash

Location: Surrounding Area

Black and white image of an alleyway with detritus on either side, fallen awnings and rubble
Black and white image of side street with bags of rubble lined up along the side
Detritus and rubble from Hubei Old Village

Chapter: Abundant Fish Interlude





This short interlude in between parts 2 & 3 of the ‘Eviction in Shenzhen’ series, features ‘feng shui fish’ which are said to increase the wealth, luck, health and prosperity of its owners.

The fish include Koi Carp, Arowana’s, Blood Red Parrot Cichlid, Flowerhorn Cichlid, Oscar fish, Iridescent Sharks and Terrapins which are admired for their longevity and wealth attracting characteristics. This interlude interrupts

the chapter to speak of the values of which the Chinese people have including their desires, wishes and

dreams.

“In Chinese culture, the symbol of fish has two attributed qualities. The first one is the aspect of abundance

(because of the ability of fish to quickly reproduce in large quantities). The second one is the fact that the Chinese word for fish (yu) is pronounced the same way as abundance.” – Tchi. R (2019) Feng Shui Tips for Your Aquarium, online article www.thespruce.com/feng-shui-fish-for-wealth-1275337





Black and white image of a bundle of cables haphazardly pinned to the side of a wall.

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