Address: Shop A3, Sharp Street West, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Laundry Collection Point: Shop Front of Laundry Shop (**please fill in the laundry service form)
*** Free laundry service
*** Hand Washing Service Only
*** 5 – 10 days turnover, depending on weather condition
*** Underwear not accepted
Laundry Shop is a temporary laundry service point located in Shop A3, Sharp Street West, Causeway Bay, open from 6th May, 2016 (Fri) until 31st May, 2016 (Tue). Laundry Shop provides hand wash service with soapnut cleanser. The laundry will be delivered to a mountain somewhere for drying by sunlight. Self-pick up the laundry at Laundry Shop.
"When the mountain hangs the clothes"
The Laundry Worker has been imagining the possibilities of drying clothes in the city since 2011 by observing communities and spaces around the area she lived in.
Winter faded and spring set in, bringing humid weather. Time to wash and dry the thick winter clothes and tuck them away.
Public space in the community could not facilitate the drying of laundry, a basic necessity for everyone.
But on the mountain right next to her living area, people dried their laundry, planted their veggie, changed the water flow and made their road.
The interaction between this basic necessity and the environment activated the Laundry Worker’s imagination towards the space in and of the mountain.
Doing laundry is ordinary but intimate.
The one who handle your clothes needs washing them diligently, drying them warmly, folding them tidily and putting them back to the wardrobe silently, with patience and care.
This specialist of doing laundry was always somewhere around.
Through repeating laundry work, the Laundry Worker focuses on handling some basic necessities in a few strangers’ daily life. This allows the Laundry Worker to imagine for the possibilities of freedom in the life of the city by staying in touch with water, sunshine, air and wind.