Asteroids & Comets at Harbour Arts Sculpture Park
Asteroids and Comets Process No. 2
Asteroids & Comets 隕石流星
There is a theory about the origin of life saying it might come from the asteroids of outer space. This sculpture series was inspired by the form of asteroids, comets, and star maps. By welding thin steel rods together using the simplest geometry of straight lines and circles, a series of wireframe space was created allowing the viewer to explore inside. When the sun shines on the sculpture, a complex composition of light and shadow was created, triggering the viewers to think about the universe, time, and life.
Many Visions of Many Cosmos: Olivier Messsiaen's Vision de l'amen by Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong
The first part of the performance focuses on Visions de l'amen to be performed by piano duo 'Tattoo'. The music demonstrates the Catholic perspective towards things on earth and the universe. Messiaen’s instrumental epic will be played with a re-edited version of Hong Kong filmmaker Rita Hui's award-winning feature Keening Woman, a visual essay on Taoist beliefs of the underworld. The juxtaposition of Catholic cosmology and Taoist underworld constitutes the conceptual pillar of this multimedia production - the many visions of many cosmos. The piano duo 'Tattoo' is comprised of local pianist Linda Yim and American pianist Thomas Rosenkranz. Rosenkranz was a student of Messiaen's second wife Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen.
The second part of the performance is an audio-visual performance: New eyes - for [single] player by composer Remy Siu (with Paul Paroczai). Throughout the work, a generative light sculpture is manipulated through a series of limited performer’s interventions. The piece seeks to subvert the standard relationship between player and instrument by creating consequence and complication for every action.
A . 145 cm (W) x 130 cm (L) x 200 cm (H)
B . 170 cm (W) x 215 cm (L) x 215 cm (H)
C. 143 cm (W) x 165 cm (L) x 253 cm (H)
D. 143 cm (W) x 198 cm (L) x 165 cm (H)
E. 154 cm (W) x 209 cm (L) x 165 cm (H)
F. 165 cm (W) x 165 cm (L) x 180 cm (H)
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