With technology’s dizzying capabilities and omnipresence in our lives today, we come to wonder: is tech cold and lifeless, the opposite of the human vitality of the creative arts? Is tech disconnecting us from one another or empowering us, pushing the possibilities to create and connect?
In their first ever collaboration, artist and music producer Vicky Fung and media artist Keith Lam bridge this false opposition, in a discipline-crossing creative journey traversing the four Houses.
Together they use tech to reveal the inner rhythms of our very senses, and transform the inexpressible into a collective experience, presented at the Houses.
Immerse yourself in the experience of Encounters Across Cultures 2023 using your eyes, ears, and physical touch. Open your senses to transcend time and space to meet the artwork in different dimensions. Move closer to the sculptures to listen to musical tracks weaved with emotive musings and unique sounds drawn from the city you are standing in.
The Upper House, Hong Kong
October 9 - October 23
The Middle House, Shanghai
October 30 - November 13
The Temple House, Chengdu
November 20 - December 6
The Opposite House, Beijing
December 14 - January 15
Those unable to experience Encounters Across Cultures 2023 in person can still listen to the four unique musical pieces on Spotify.
Each track represents a different home of our four Houses – Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing or Chengdu. The musical pieces capture the unique biometric data collected in that city, including the sensations and emotions of the person collecting the data and their surrounding sounds. This data is transcribed into emotion-driven graphics and crafted into music.
Does your favourite city sound like how you imagined it?
Programme Artists - Vicky Fung & Keith Lam | Producer - Joel Kwong | Travellers - Tjoe Man Cheung & Wan Pin Chu | Performing Musician - Vicky Fung, Keith Lam, Tjoe Man Cheung, Wan Pin Chu | Creative Agency - Hypemaker | Director - Daniel Teo | Director of Photography - Sam Chan | Camera Crew - Chan Hin Cheuk, Tang Yik Hei, Ma Pui Chuen, Poon Ho Man | Photographer - Daniel Teo | Director - Daniel Teo | Producer - YunZhen | Director of Photography - Yerson | Camera Crew - 李文玉 | Production Assistant - 团子| Director - Daniel Teo | Producer - YunZhen | Director of Photography - Allen Jam | Production Assistant - 尾巴 | Photographer - YunZhen | Director - Daniel Teo | Producer - YunZhen | Director of Photography - Gragon | Production Assistant - 武艺 | Photographer - YunZhen | Editor - Edwardo Chan | Colourist - Louis Lo | Director of Photography - Chow | Camera Crew - Kelvin Lam, Billy Tai, Louis Chow | Editor - Fred Lau