‘The 52 megahertz of sound from the Pacific Ocean is the song of the drifting, swinging and secluded whales waited to be heard – just as the way literature exists in our world. Beneath the ocean, whales keep diving and creating their own works of art. Only when they emerge from the water and wag their tails once in a while, one can admire their splendid splashes of waves wielded – perhaps, this is the very essence of art. We are lured to hear and appreciate their murmuring singing voices.'
The imaginary encounter of the art space and whales forms the motif of ‘Writing at Oi! - The Secluded Whales Singing', a collaborative project of Oi! and The House of Hong Kong Literature. Two local writers, Lawrence Poon and Lee Wai-yi, created dialogues between literature and visual arts, individuals and places in the tranquil historical architecture at Oi!. A writer's bookshelf was set up and public activities were organised to encourage the public to relax and embrace the literary world.
The two writers Lawrence Poon and Lee Wai-yi participated from October 2016 to January 2017 and February to April 2017 respectively.