About “Human Vibrations”



Presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC), the “5th Large-Scale Public Media Art Exhibition: Human Vibrations” curated by independent curator Ms. Caroline Ha Thuc was held from 18 May to 22 June 2016. The project invited two world-renowned media artists, Laurent Mignonneau (France) & Christa Sommerer (Austria), as well as four local artists, Isaac Chong Wai, Jaffa Lam Laam, Cédric Maridet, and Kingsley Ng Siu King, to showcase different kinds of interactive media artworks at various locations in Hong Kong, encouraging the public to experience the invisible frequencies and also questioning their impact on our daily lives. During the exhibition period, a series of educational programmes such as artist symposium, artist workshops and docent tours was organised to promote public understanding of media arts.

 

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Curator

A city is never a passive environment: it is an echo chamber for all the vibrations constantly created and modulated by its inhabitants. Being aware of these vibrations enable people to keep track of how they connect to their environment, and to learn about themselves.

 

The selected artworks make use of electronic sounds, urban screenings, interactive sensors and streamline video’s connections. Above all they deal with the human dimension that is the primary component of these new technologies. The vibrations can be understood as expressing the living part of the city: they make it possible for people to find some space for freedom and creation beyond the limits of technology, the rigid way-of-life frameworks and even beyond rational urban planning.

 

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