|きずな (Kizuna)|| |
Photo: Cheung Chi-wai
This water organ is an artwork building on an interacting relationship between atmospheric and water pressure. Air and water are two intertwining essential elements in our nature world, especially in plant. These two elements work closely to keep every green alive in our nature world. Trees are the great testimonies of it. In Kizuna, these two elements are put together to create sound.
People connection is predestined. Times develop this connection into friendship, subsequently, interrelated bonding between two parties. This doesn't give constraint to those who are involved; but this bonding creates beauty, which is reflected in Kizuna. In Kizuna, the swell of water raises the pistons in the acrylic tubes. This increases atmospheric pressure in the tubes subsequently. The music is created while the pressure is escaping through the yellow bronze tubes.
Kizuna is a music instrument. Viewers are welcome to experience this amazing relationship on your own or with your friends by pressing the finger holes on the top of the panel and pressing the pedal together. In addition, Kizuna plays this wonderful melody automatically and randomly. Please enjoy.
My works are always characterised by a humorous tone where rejection and contest become essential elements. "To interact or not to interact" is always one of the ironic elements in my art.
I believe that sound can be a metaphor for some natural phenomena as well as an urban status. My work is all about expressing my passion for soundscape relationships between humans and nature."
Cheuk Wing-nam is an interdisciplinary artist dedicated to developing her work with new concepts that mix sound and other media with modern computer technology. She graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with a master's degree in visual arts (studio art and extended media), where she specialised in new media installation and sound sculpture. With these concepts in mind, she is interested in demonstrating the relationships between light and shadow, sound and space in her art.
Cheuk Wing-nam has displayed her interactive installations, sound sculptures and sound installations at several exhibitions and performed at several musical events and organisations, including the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, the Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, A+ Contemporary (Shanghai), NIME 2016 (Brisbane), Sonic Environment 2016 (Brisbane), Connecting Spaces Hong Kong-Zurich, Floating Projects [Collective], Hong Kong Baptist University and Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). She was selected to participate in Sonic Transmission Artist Exchange Project 2015/16 by Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong (CMHK).