Exhibition Opening : May 8, 2015 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
Exhibition Date: May 8 - 22, 2015 (Monday - Saturday 12:00pm - 7:00pm)
Artists: Mini Choi and Michael Lee
Address: Videotage, Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The moving images and still pictures examine an interdisciplinary timeline. By exploring time, whether it is tangible, identifiable, or unpredictable, we approach the subject of time in our individual and collective ways. We throw ourselves passionately into the unknown future in every 1/30 or 1/24 seconds, the blending of the film frame produces an illusion of moving images, whether they are in low resolution or high resolution, these images reflect our very subconscious mind. These moving pictures are being displayed on our personal and collective timeline, the hour time change may have thrown many of us off our so called normal schedules. As our mind drifts slowly into the other time zones, a sudden image flashes across our hard disks. We see the dancing rhythm, we hear the time difference. The exhibition is a mind bending of Insomnia, an experience of time differences, and an art performance about shoving off into the unknown.
展覽開幕 : May 8, 2015 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
展覽時間：May 8 - 22, 2015 (Monday - Saturday 12:00pm - 7:00pm)
藝術家: Mini Choi, Michael Lee
地址: 錄映太奇 九龍 土瓜灣 馬頭角道63號 牛棚藝術村 13號
About the Artist/Speaker:
LAM, Miu Ling is a media artist. She is currently an assistant professor in the School of Creative Media at CityU where she teaches coding for interactivity, physical computing and wearables, and directs the Wearable Innovation Lab. She is also leading a research group focuses on innovative 3D displays. She is an art advisor in Hong Kong Arts Development Council and a director of Videotage.
Wearable electronics are gradually governing the world. Whether it is a personal intelligent health monitoring strap or smartwatch, these portable electronic products will always measure the users and their surroundings. Videotage conceives new media art as a cultural movement that brings art and technology productions to nodes of intersections in the digital and network era. To promote a free and open DIY culture, this artist talk and workshop will introduce wearable technology concepts and technology development. In order to enhance participants’ interest to wearable technology, the artist will guide participants to sew ‘technology’ into their clothes.
About the Workshop:
What can you do with some LEDs and a needle? Soft Circuit! Creating WEARABLE electronic circuits by sewing with needles and threads is the craftiest and geekiest thing you can do. It is a unique way to engage diverse audience, especially female and young people, who are normally not tech-lovers to do interesting odd things with electronics. In this event, the artist will share her experience in crafting DIY sensors, actuators and wearable devices using non-traditional materials. She will also show participants how to create a wearable device that consists of programmable LEDs and can unveil hidden messages or patterns based on human's persistence-of-vision. All participants will receive a set of materials for FREE, which includes wearable microcontroller board, sewable LEDs, conductive thread, and battery.
To be prepared by participants:
• laptop computer
• a piece of garment that can be worn around the wrist (wrist sweatband/glove/mitten/sock/long-sleeve clothes/fabric wrist brace, etc)
時間: 下午12時 - 2點30分
地點: K11 art space (B207)
@VIDEOTAGE / SENSE 99 / C&G ARTPARTMENT / HONG KONG UNIVERSITY / SECRET LOCATIONS IN SHAM SHUI PO AND CHEUNG CHAU
…Become like water my friend.” – Bruce Lee
PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS ART FESTIVAL / video art, sound art, experimental film, music and architecture / is taking a place in unique settings of extreme remoteness of the island Papa Westray (aka Papay, or Papey in Meiri), and in the time of extreme winter weather conditions. The idea of the festival has originated from the ancient Papay tradition of The Night of The Gyros (or Gygr, Gryla, Grylur, Grøleks, Skeklers as its know in other Nordic countries), which till the beginning of 20s century was celebrated on the island in the first full moon of February. Against as reconstructing what is gone and almost forgotten, the Festival is a reflection on the folktale, the island’s landscape and heritage, as well as interpretation of tradition and ritual, through new developments in art and architecture. The Festival is a Research lab, learning hub and the place for a discussion about interaction between new media and ideas in relation to tradition, ritual and island’s landscape and heritage. During the Festival the Island is transformed into the art space and artworks are screened and exhibited in old farm buildings, boat house, workshops, ruins and open landscape.
PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS in HONG KONG is representing independent artist-run projects from Iceland, Finland, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Scotland and bringing to Hong Kong a unique selection of Video and Sound Art, Experimental Film and Music and also series of workshops and talks by philosopher, anthropologist and artists in residency.
PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2015 HONG KONG is a collaboration with FixC curated by Juha van Ingen (Finland), 700IS curated by Kristin Scheving (Iceland), SKOGUL GONDUL initiated by Bakketun & Norum (Norway) and Dark Ecology (Norway)
from FR 6 to FR 20 MARCH @ VIDEOTAGE 12-7PM: EXHIBITION AND SCREENINGS
PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS (Orkney) curated by Ivanov+Chan
PGN artist in residency: Rikke Benborg: SLEEPWALKERS / UNTITLED (DK)
OCEAN – open call selection:
Anne Robinson : THRASHING IN STATIC (UK)
Arnont Nongyao : DRINK SKY ON RABBIT’S FIELD (LOST CONTROL) (TH)
Calum Stirling : NOUMENON (SCO)
Dan Shay : OBERSEE (SCO)
Deniz Üster : BEYOND IS BEFORE (SCO)
Elen Gruber : THE WIND (BR)
Gabriel Otero : OMNIPOTENCE RHYTHMS (FR)
Grace Schwindt : ONLY A FREE INDIVIDUAL CAN CREATE A FREE SOCIETY (DE)
Gustaf Broms : MAHAPRALAYA (SE)
Jessica Cheeseman : NEEDLE (UK)
Maren Dagny Juell : TUTORIAL#5: Vibrio fischeri and Euprymna scolopes has a mutually perfect relationship (NO)
Mademoiselle L : CANDICE (FR)
Ola Surdacka : YATES (PL)
Richard Ashrowan : SPECULUM (SCO)
Verena Kyselka : FORMOSA EXPERIMENT (DE)
Young Orkney Artists open call selection: Cassia Dodman & Duncan Herd: HERMIT (O)
SKOGUL GONDUL (Norway) initiated by Bakketun & Norum Andrea Bakketun / Christian Tony Norum
FIXC (Finland) curated by Juha van Ingen Jarkko Räsänen: THE NEW AND THE NEWEST AGE II
Kari Yli Annala: AVENUE M
Seppo Renvall: MOSCOW CLOCK
Juha van Ingen: GRID
FR 6 MARCH @ VIDEOTAGE 7PM: PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS OPENING / programme introduction by Ivanov+Chan 8PM: Grace Schmidt : ONLY A FREE INDIVIDUAL CAN CREATE A FREE SOCIETY (DE) / FILM / Papay Gyro Nights 2015 Open Call Selection
ST 7 MARCH @ C&G ARTPARTMENT 7.30PM: Ivanov+Chan: PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS UNDER THE BED ORIGINS OF PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS ART FESTIVAL
SU 8 MARCH @ VIDEOTAGE 4PM: Verena Kuselka: FORMOSA EXPERIMENT (DE) / FILM / Papay Gyro Nights 2015 Open Call Selection /ARIST PRESENT! Film presented by Delphine Hsini Mei (Taiwan)
6PM: Deniz Üster : BEYOND IS BEFORE (SCO) / FILM / Papay Gyro Nights 2015 Open Call Selection
TH 12 MARCH @ VIDEOTAGE 7PM: Juha van Ingen, Jarkko Räsänen, Seppo Renvall: LENKKI live film and audio performance, 3 x Super-8mm loops with live soundtrack
FR 13 MARCH @ SECRET LOCATION IN SHAM SHUI PO / RSVP!! (max. 30 people)
8PM: INCOHERENT CINEMA : films based on the International Incoherence Manifest . International / INCOHERENCE manifest written 12th October 2012 by artists and film makers Katrin Olafsdottir and Bertrand Mandico as the declaration of the principles of Incoherent Cinema based on Incoherence of Screenplay, Manufacturing, Sophistication, Effects, Style, Time and Geography, Taste, Economy, Creativity, Acting and Cinematography Bertrand Mandico: NOTRE DAME DES HORMONES / 2015
a film by Bertrand Mandico with Elina Löwensohn Katrin Olafsdottir: SALUT PHALLUS / Super 16mm / 2015 Hails to drooling caterpilar J’AIME LES MORTS / Super 16mm / 2015
ST 14 MARCH @ VIDEOTAGE 7PM: Stuart McLean: GYRO NIGHTS: INHUMANE CULTURE / INHUMANE NATURE PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS Anthropologist in Residency, Associate Professor Department of Anthropology / Institute for Global Studies University of Minnesota (US) 8PM: Makino Takashi: PHANTOM NEBULA / FILM @ SENSE99 10PM: Juha van Ingen, Jarkko Räsänen, Seppo Renvall: WILD LIFE IN HONG Wild life serves as a source of inspiration for us to create a cacopony of sound and vision with colleagues from Hong Kong. We totally rely that the spontaneous emergence of order out of seeming chaos will provide a pleasant experience to our audience. Ps. B.Y.O instruments and join us!
SU 15 MARCH @VIDEOTAGE 6PM: Rick Dolphijn: DELEUZE, SERRES AND THE TRANSVERSAL PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS Philosopher in Residency, an assistant professor at Utrecht University, the Netherlands 7PM: Alfia Nakipbekove: Xenakis: Nomos Alpha for solo cello / a lecture-recital 8PM: Juha van Ingen, Jarkko Räsänen, Seppo Renvall + guests : WILD LIFE IN HONG KONG
ld life serves as a source of inspiration for us to create a cacopony of sound and vision with colleagues from Hong Kong. We totally rely that the spontaneous emergence of order out of seeming chaos will provide a pleasant experience to our audience. Ps. B.Y.O instruments and join us!
TU 17 MARCH
@ HKU : The Common Core,HKU Museum, the HKU Black Box Theatre 4-5 & 5.30-7PM: INVENTING THE TRANSDISCIPLINARY UNIVERSITY
@ VIDEOTAGE 8PM: Signe Liden: krysning/пересечение/conflux /
a lecture performance with video and multichannel sound
9PM: 700IS (Iceland) curated by Kristin Scheving Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir: SURROUNDED BY THE PUREST BLUE, I WELCOME YOU video, poetry and skype performance
WE 18 MARCH @ SECRET LOCATION IN CHEUNG CHAU / RSVP!!
8PM-1AM: PGN @ CHEUNG CHAU / CURATORS TALK, SCREENINGS, MUSIC, PERFORMANCE
Andrea Bakketun / Christian Tony Norum /Alfia Nakipbekova / Juha van Ingen / Jarkko Räsänen / Seppo Renvall / Ivanov+Chan / Signe Liden / Stuart Mclean / + Guests
TH 19 MARCH @ VIDEOTAGE
7PM: Andrea Bakketun / Christian Tony Norum: MÅNESIMULATOR VIDEOS / PERFORMANCE / KINETIC WORKS
FR 20 MARCH @ VIDEOTAGE 8PM: Jamsen Law: WALKING THE WALK / 3 chanell video installation @ SENSE99 10PM:
Signe Liden: SOUND PERFORMANCE Alfia Nakipbekova: ELECTRIC CELLO IMPROVISATIONS Juha van Ingen, Jarkko Räsänen, Seppo Renvall + Guests: WILD LIFE / FINAL JAM!
•700IS / curated by Kristin Scheving (ICELAND)
•FixC / curated by Juha van Ingen (FINLAND)
•DARK ECOLOGY / represented by Signe Liden (NORWAY)
•SKOGUL GONDUL / initiated by Andrea Bakketun & Christian Tony Norum (NORWAY)
•C&G ARTPARTMENT (HONG KONG) www.CandG-Artpartment.com
•SENSE 99 - http://www.sense99.com/
Absorption and Explosion, an exhibition on media and contemporary art which features two of the most promising Japanese artists of our time, Nobumasa Ikemori (Nobu) and Eiki Mori. Listed by Art Basel 2014 as a concurrent exhibition, Absorption and Explosion will run from 13th to 31st May.
Eiki Mori is an artist who has hosted over 20 exhibitions in major cities including Tokyo, Osaka, London, Taipei, Dusseldorf, Vienna, and San Giovanni Valdarno of Italy. His masterpieces include the reputed “Tokyo Boy Alone” and “Intimacy”, which brings superb sensitivity and novel appreciation to male portraits, has earned him the Ihei Kimura Prize, Japan’s top award for photographic art. On this occasion, Eiki has chosen the title “Hong Kong Obscura” for this exhibition, in which he will specially produce a new series of photos purely about Hong Kong, capturing the city’s energy, including portraits of people, streets, life and soul.
Educated in Japan and Spain, Nobu is winner of the 7th Hiroshima Art Prize (Japan) who has long impressed the international art arena with his large-scale drawings and constructed figures. He is also a creative live performer into dance and street happenings that inject the breath of art into the pulse of the general public. Nobu has chosen the title “Shin” (“belief”) for this exhibition, which will show his latest black ink paintings depicting the vitality of the human figure, animals, spirits and nature, giving a dynamic interpretation of living and life.
A major highlight will fall on 17 May (Saturday) when Nobu conducts two live painting sessions entitled “Burn! Okonomix”, held at 11 am and 3 pm at Cattle Depot Artist Village. Inspired by “Okonomiyaki”, a traditional dish from his hometown Hiroshima, Nobu’s recipe will include authentic ingredients for okonomiyaki which he will artistically blend with black into onto a vast canvas plate. To use his own words, Nobu will “make people alive, smile with super taste new vitality painting”.
Absorption and Explosion is organized by Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, in collaboration with Videotage, a Hong Kong-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting video and media art.
森榮喜曾於世界二十幾個城市舉辦過展覽，如東京、大阪、倫敦、台北、 杜塞道夫、維也納和意大利的聖焦萬尼瓦爾達爾諾。他的著作包括《 Tokyo Boy Alone》和《親密》，其男性肖像作品呈現獨特而簡潔舒適的氛圍，後者更榮膺日本攝影藝術界的最高獎項“木村伊兵衛写真賞（ Ihei Kimura Prize）”。森榮喜為此次展覽特別拍攝了一組與香港有關的作品，名為《香港黑房》。他希望透過人物肖像、街道、精神和物質生活來捕捉這座城市的律動。
另一位藝術家池森暢昌曾於日本和西班牙進修。他是第七屆日本廣島藝術獎（ Hiroshima Art Prize ）的得主。池森的大型繪畫和裝置作品享譽國際。他也用舞蹈或街頭偶發（street happenings）的表演形式，拉近藝術與普羅大眾的距離。這次展覽將展示池森的墨水繪畫新作《Shin（信念）》。作品所描繪的是富有生命力的人類、動物、精靈以及自然，表達了池森對於生命的熱情讚頌。
Technology has been leaping multiple boundaries at rapid speeds. From the development of the internet, to the evolution of smart-phones, and even to the new emergence of social networks, and online storing technology, our everyday lives have been connected in a way that we may no longer truly understand.
Coming on 28th March, Videotage presents the independent documentary film "Connected". The film explores how the human connection has evolved following technological development.
The screening will take place in Videotage (Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road), after which it will be followed by a discussion led by Professor Katrien Jacobs. We welcome everyone to join in and be connected!
Free Admission. Please fill in the form via the link below for registration!
由創辦威比獎(The Webby Award)到熱心支持全國離線日(The National Day of Unplugging)，導演Tiffany對現今人與人互相聯繫又不可分割的關係可謂非常關注及敏感。2011年，導演的父親，一個腦科學者及手術家，患上了腦癌，而她自己亦有了高風險的懷孕，在這個其家庭出現巨大變化的一年，導演拍攝及製作了是次影片＜連繫＞，片中充滿感情豐富的家庭寫照，以及導演對連繫的重新反思。
Tiffany Shlain──曾獲報章譽為「其中一位有份塑造二十一世紀的女人」──是一位電影製作人，也是威比獎(The Webby Awards)的創辦者和科學及數位藝術學院(The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences)的創辦人之一。作為一個著名的思想家和驅動者，Tiffany能夠透過風格獨特的電影、多元的講座和新穎的設計，傳達有關文化、科學、科技、生命等複雜慨念。
With wonderful heart and an impressive sense of scale, Tiffany Shlain’s vibrant and insightful documentary, Conne cted, explores the visible and invisible connections linking major issues of our time—the environment, consumption, population growth, technology, human rights, the global economy—while searching for her place in the world during a transformative time in her life.
Employing a splendidly imaginative combination of animation and archival footage, plus several surprises, Shlain constructs a chronological tour of Western modernization through the work of her late father, Leonard Shlain, a surgeon and best-selling author of Art and Physics and The Alphabet Versus the Goddess. With humor and irony, the Shlain family life merges with philosophy to create both a personal portrait and a proposal for ways we can move forward as a civilization. Connected illuminates the beauty and tragedy of human endeavor while boldly championing the importance of personal connectedness for understanding and coping with today’s global conditions.
Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, founder of The Webby Awards, and co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. A celebrated thinker and catalyst, she’s known for her ability to illuminate complex ideas in culture, science, technology, and life through her unique films, dynamic talks, and innovative projects.
Katrien received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Media from the University of Maryland at College Park. She has continued to work as a scholar and media artist who investigates the role of digital networks in people’s experiences with the body, art, and sexuality. She has lectured and published widely about pornography, censorship and media activism in Hong Kong and global media environments.
[Forgotten Dreams Carnival] comes in part of Hong Kong People's Fringe Festival, which inherits the "Fringe Spirit" of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - diverse, open and encompassing. With this culture-and-people-based art festival, art in all forms are given the occasion where they can bloom genuine and unrestrained, away from conformity and misconceptions.
The festive approach of [Forgotten Dreams Carnival] aims to congregate audiences in a most down-to-earth and upfront outlet whilst art in all forms jam in to create more possibilities and exposure for each and every performer's passions.. Giving back to all who have been supporting many of these unique causes under-one-roof..
Set up is an Experimental Rock Bandstage and a top of the line DJ Hall to excite and occupy your senses, along with Video Mapping Installation Showcase, Improv Dancing, Bamboo Framework Performance, Interactive Art Performances and Flea/Free Exchange Markets which encourage environmental conservation will keep people buzzing with elation all day long.
∞ Tree Phoning 紙風鈴
∞ Life was all Silence
∞ Old Man on the Chair
∞ An I.D. Signal 意色樓
∞ Elf Fatima
DJ Hall Lineup:
DJ Enso (xxx/solos/sf)
Songs for Children DJ Set (UK)
DJ Faye (macau/evade)
DJ Burnie (macau/evade)
Jesse James (sessionshk)
Robin Dubkong (sessionshk)
Hidden Dragon (UK/HK)
John Chow Video Mapping Installation
+ Live Music Showcase at 8pm
- Paul Yip, Alex Yiu, Wailok Chan
- Green May
Bamboo Framework Installtion + Performance - Jinno Neko 神野貓
Face Painting, Temporary/Henna Tattoo - Remex Wu @Marcotomato Fx Studio
On Site Improv Dancing 形體舞蹈
- Acty, Green May, Christine He (Germany)
Performance Art 行為藝術
- To Yeuk, Monique Yim, Him Lo
Presented by: Videotage, [FEEL MUSIC EXPERIMENTAL LAB]
Co-organized by: Sessions HK, Strategic Sounds
Associated with: Wikitopia, People's Fringe Festival
Supported by: Groovie Station, Songs for Children
How to get there:
Kowloon Tong MTR Station - Take green minibus no. 2 or 2A at Bus Terminus and alight at HK Federation of Trade Union
Mongkok- Take red minibus to To Kwa Wan near Sin Tat Plaza and alight at HK Gas Co. Ltd- Take bus no.6C, 6F or 93K in Nathan Road
Tsim Sha Tsui - Take bus no.5C at Star Ferry Bus Terminus- Take bus no.5, 26 Bus in Tsim Sha Tsui East
Sheung Wan, Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai - Take bus no.101, 111 on Hennessy Road
Causeway Bay - Take bus no.108, 116 in the opposite of SOGO
North Point - Take the ferry from North Point to KLN City Ferry Pier and then walk for 5 mins along Ma Tau Kwok Road http://www.nwff.com.hk/eng/fare_table/north_point-kowloon_city/
Hong Kong International Airport - Take bus no. E23- Take bus no.A41
The mission of [Feel Music Experimental Lab] is to promote and spread sound art, experimental and improvised music by encouraging musicians/artists with cultural backgrounds to jam and communicate with audience directly. Through listening to great albums, improvisation, jamming, workshop, discussion and sharing, we wish to wide open Hong Kong's music scene, build up unique music style and find new music directions/ideas.
Videotage is a leading non-profit organization in Hong Kong focusing on the presentation, promotion, production & preservation of video and media art, serving artists in the expanding technological art & culture network since 1986.
Wikitopia! Data Gaga
TinyFest: Exhibition+Workshop+Performance+Artist Tal
Data Gaga is a series of distributed events that focuses on data as art, network technology and collaborative creativity. Detoured from the common exhibition practice of showcasing individual works,Data Gaga is a distributed realisation of concepts.
Soundtracking John Cage 4”33” facilitated by Steve Hui (Nerve) is a remake of John Cage’s 4’33” by 10 Hong Kong artists, designers, musicians and filmmakers.
Botanicalls (HK version) is an example of ‘the Internet of Things’, which plants talk via Twitter. The original project idea is from Kate Hartman, Rob Faludi and Kati London, botanicalls.com.
unCloud opens up knowledge sharing and social sites that may otherwise not be reachable on the Internet. It is a project by Rui Guerra and David Jonas, intk.com/uncloud.
Emergence composes of an array of interconnected and self-organising modules that mimics the emergent behaviour of dynamic, complex systems in nature. It is a project by Miu Ling Lam.
Data Gaga is part of Wikitopia, a biennial for network culture, initiated in 2010 by Videotage, a non-profit video and media art organisation.
Steve Hui (Nerve)
Miu Ling Lam
Marco de Mutiis
Talk to me: Botanicalls Twitter DIY
Real Time Data and Internet of Things
Guerrilla Media: to be or not to be unCloud
＋Performance：Soundtracking#John Cage 4”33”
Keywords: Displacement, Location Sensors, Artificial Intelligence, Sound, Games
With the motto of “people doing strange things with electricity”, Dorkbot (http://dorkbot.org) as a worldwide network of groups and initiatives facilitates since 10 years ago the exchange of regional as well as international exchange in between active practitioners such as artists, hackers, engineers, inventors, and DIY enthusiasts.
This time, Videotage will be organizing the fourth Dorkbot-HK, where contemporary artist Annie Wan will be hosting the Mobile U workshops.
This workshop features a comprehensive, yet easy-to-learn tool for building mobile, ubiquitous application. Do you ever think of building your own mobile application with few lines of code? In this workshop, you will learn how to adopt a wide range of technology for mobile devices, which could be location-aware, multimedia and sensors-based. At the end of this 2-day intensive workshop, the results will be beyond your imagination and your creative works will be presented in public spaces!
* Conducted mainly in Cantonese with English Interpretation.
Signing up and RSVP:
The workshop is FREE. However there are only 15 vacancies open for people to sign up, so if you are interested, please do not hesitate, and send an email to [email protected]. Applicants will have to provide their 1. Full name 2. Contact Information (E-mail and Phone) 3. Current Profession. If there are any questions please feel free to contact our office at 2573-1869
About the Workshop Instructor:
Annie Wan is an international contemporary artist and her works have been exhibited in various festivals in Europe, Asia and North America. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Digital Arts and Experimental Media from University of Washington, Seattle, US. Wan received travel and project grants from various organizations in the US, Hong Kong, Sweden, and Norway. She is also the recipient of winning award (Performance Category) in Asiagraph 2008, Shanghai, China and the Finalist prize in Asia Digital Art Awards 2009, Fukuoka, Japan.
History of Dorkbot:
Dorkbot-hk was founded in 2009 as a hotbed for ‘people who do strange things with electricity’ to share and exchange creative ideas in Hong Kong. In the past, Dorkbot-hk hosted a variety of energetic creative people including Johannes Grenzfurthner (co-founder of Austrian avant garde collective monochrom), Karen Marcelo (founder of Dorkbot San Francisco, also a member of Survival Research Lab), Heather Kelley (Canadian game designer whose latest work is an intuitive vibrator interface for an iPhone app), Keith Lam (Hong Kong media artist who led a group of participants to make their own CO1 data collecting device to address our air pollution problem).
Following the ARRIVALS exhibition, Videotage is pleased to present ‘DEPARTURES’, a live sound performance by our current artist-in-residence Marco De Mutiis featuring sound artist Paul Yip. By using various set up of microphones, effects and software programming, the artists simply transforms ARRIVALS (a kinetic installation re-engineered from an old analogue split-flap departure board) into a unique sound instrument.
The live performance will feature a dialogue between the artists and the ARRIVALS artificial intelligence system. By mixing the original sound of the installation and the ”Transformed Sound” by the effects, the unique pure acoustic sound and the electro-acoustic artificial sound will echo into a special digitanalogue symphony.
The communication between these two very different counter parts present a language that merges a variety of mediums, such as text, memory, computer coding, acoustic and electronic sound, giving the audience a unique experience.
About the Artist:
- Marco De Mutiis
Marco De Mutiis works with different digital and analog media, exploring the relation between virtual and physical world, and between perception and communication. His current interest focuses on the exploration of the concept of control of the transient and the ephemeral. He is currently working as a Research Associate at City University of Hong Kong – School of Creative Media. www.marcodemutiis.com
- Paul Yip
Back from Montreal Paul is a sound artist and experimental musician. He collaborates with artists from various disciplines in projects such as theatre/dance music, sound installation, soundtrack and organizing music events. Taking part in bands like Milkteeth, The Sinister Left, Tree Phoning, feimin, PAL PAL…etc, he performs with acoustic/electronic instruments not limiting to vintage synth, sampler and effects. Being as a music consultant he has been picking and mixing tasty tunes for events, prestigious restaurants, wine and fashion stores including Lane Crawford, Joyce, The Pawn, Nespresso, Boudeaux Etc. His mission with [Feel Music Experimental Lab] is to promote and spread sound art, experimental and improvised music.
No. 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd. To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, HK