Crying eyes seeing crying eyes

existing crying material

In the heart of the city, amidst the chaos and noise, a temporary playground became our stage. As we stood under the flickering lights, the two light balls in our hands became our eyes, illuminating the depth of our emotions for all to see.

We decided to work together because of our distinct differences in expressing emotions. My eyes are like concave lenses, diminish and hide my tears without a trace. Yuki eyes are like convex lenses, magnifying every little thing in our daily lives and transforming them into tears that flow freely down her cheeks. Together, we work in perfect harmony, a reflection of our shared sorrow and the desire to express the complex emotions that lie within us.

The constant hustle and bustle of the city can often leave us feeling numb, disconnected from our emotions and the world around us. As we go about our daily lives, the noise and chaos can become overwhelming, drowning out the subtle sensations that make us human.

As we touch and collide with each other, we transfer our tears into actions, hoping to awaken the dormant haptics that lie within us all. We want to remind the audience of the beauty of human connection, of the power of empathy and compassion.


Date: 23 July 2022

Time: 20:00

Duration: Approx. 40 minutes

Venue: 135YCS, 135 Yu Chau Street 

Performer: Jennifer Yue and Yuki Lok

Sound: Michelle Tam Man Ching 

Photographer: Jeff and Gustav 


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Developmental Aspect of Human Emotional Crying

Stage :’(

This is a stage we learn to cry for our needs and express for desire.

*Adult tears have a much stronger impact on observers than those of infants 

The scene of Hong Kong’s return in 1997: Patten had tears in his eyes, and the daughter of the “Hong Kong Governor” cried in the sky

Stage :/

 This is a stage that we are unable to cry, resulted in delegated crying.

*In Chinese tradition, Female professional mourners were hired to theatrically cry in funerals. 3 times a day. The more you pay, the more they cry.  

This is Candlelight Vigil for June 4 Massacre, an annual activity in Hong Kong mourning the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and massacre happened in Beijing since 1990. Beijing “banned any mourning by groups not specifically authorized”

Stage :=o

This is a stage transforming the crying energy into anger.

*Crying is considered cathartic and healthy, whereas the failure to shed emotional tears may be detrimental to one’s physical functioning. 

Hongkonger protested against the Chinese dictatorship regime as they know peaceful crying was useless.