Experience each moment in time through sound; enjoy the scenery through time. The conscious and the subconscious interact just like an object and its shadow. Four artists will share how, through their works, they look at time and space, the inner and the outer, the material and the spiritual, and speed and its reversal.
There are endless possibilities to the performing arts, but what comes with them is a considerable degree of instability. A work of art that treads a fuzzier line is therefore more valuable than one in an erstwhile state.
'Visible Sounds & Audible Images' is conceived and presented by scenographer and singing bowl performer Tsang Man-tung. For every lecture, the singing bowl performance complements the guest speaker’s artworks, with a dialogue on arts between the artist and the moderator.
30/10 anothermountainman (Stanley WONG)
06/11 CHOI Sai-ho
Artist of electronic music and multimedia field
13/11 Koala YIP
Creator of multimedia works and practicing educator in multimedia performance
20/11 Francis SO
Timelapse artist and aerial photographer
Conducted in Cantonese
Curator, Moderator and Performer
With twenty years of experience as a scenographer and over 200 design projects for the stage, Tsang Man-tung has a brilliant track record of awards. Notable ones include Best Set Design, Best Costume Design and Best Make-up and Image Design at the Hong Kong Drama Awards, the Award for Best Artist (Theatre) 2007-08 presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and winning Outstanding Set Design for Dance three times at the Hong Kong Dance Alliance Dance Awards. In 2010, he visited Yale School of Drama as a special research fellow on an Asian Cultural Council fellowship 2009. He was awarded in the Secretary for Home Affairs' Commendation Scheme in 2015 for his contribution to the development of arts and culture. He won the Silver prize for Set Design at World Stage Design 2017 with the martial arts dance drama, Storm Clouds. In recent years, he has forayed into ritual theatre, and his directorial efforts were seen in Pop Theatre's The Heart Sutra and Hong Kong Dance Company's Vipassana-Silent Walk. Tsang is also a singing bowl performer, having shared the stage with pipa virtuoso Wong Chi-ching, nanguan virtuoso Wang Xinxin, and Kunju artist Kong Aiping.
The programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. The presenter reserves the right to vary the broadcast time of the programme.
Lecture 1 (Available from 30 Oct)
anothermountainman (Stanley WONG)
As a renowned artist and designer, Stanley has been working in the creative and advertising industry for over 30 years. He has a passion in fine arts and photography, focusing on social issues. His talents have been recognised in numerous exhibitions and awards. He uses red-white-blue in art and design, depicting the positive spirit of Hong Kong, and people named him as "Father of Red-White-Blue". Many of his artworks have been selected as permanent collections at local and international museums.
Lecture 2 (Available from 6 Nov)
Choi Sai-ho is an artist of electronic music and multimedia field with a Bachelor degree in Creative Media and a Master's degree in Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong. He received the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards of Young Artists in Media Arts (2012). He utilizes sound and image in his multimedia projects. His project Signals has been selected and sent to the habitable planets GJ273b which is 12.4 light years away from earth.
Lecture 3 (Available from 13 Nov)
Koala Yip holds a Bachelor degree from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and a Master's degree from California Institute of the Arts in the United States. She is currently a practicing educator in multimedia performance and a visiting lecturer at Beijing Dance Academy, The University of Hong Kong, and Maryland Institute College of Art. She was the first Hong Kong multimedia artist invited by CCTV in the Mainland to present an interactive dance performance that was nationally broadcast live. Her works were seen in theatres and art museums, or presented at academic conferences, in various countries.
Lecture 4 (Available from 20 Nov)
Francis So is a professional timelapse artist and aerial photographer. Known by filming time-lapse movies, he has won awards at the 2018 International Timelapse Festival as well as several other international film festivals. Francis has co-operated with National Geographic HD Channel, Hong Kong Observatory and various tourist bureaus and televisions. He also lectures and shares his photography skills frequently in different institutions, newspapers and magazines.