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When the rain stops
The sound of rain reminds us of the cycles of nature, the fluid flow of time, and the changing state of water. But has the thought ever crossed your mind that we take these things for granted? If the rain stops, perhaps it will never fall again. And does that mean time might also then run out?
This work of art explores ideas associated with these cycles of nature, the flow of time and the philosophy of existence. Small beads on the surface of four hemispheric installations spinning clockwise or anticlockwise by the forces of gravity run and interact sometimes following the flow of time and sometimes according to their specific rhythms, as if rain were playing music. Silence emerges as the installations become motionless in the gaps between different rhythms. The silence is a siren, a moment for us to look at and reflect on ourselves and our surroundings and to remind ourselves that our future depends on the present.
GayBird has accumulated an extensive background in cross-media creative productions. His music breaks out of the traditional framework, and he combines sound, visuals, mechanical interactivity, instrumental production and installation art to offer a comprehensive, performative and dynamic music experience. He won the bronze award for new media experiment/performance at the Hong Kong Design Awards 2011 and was named one of the Ten Outstanding Designers at the Hong Kong Art and Design Festival in 2012 and Best Electronic Music Artist at the Chinese Music Media Awards in 2012 for his new media music performances 18 Scenes in a Cage (2018), Digital Hug (2011) and CouCou on Mars (2013), which he has taken on tour to several international arts festivals. One Zero (2016), which he performed at the New Vision Arts Festival, further explored the boundaries between theatre, exhibition and live performance, while his sound installations have been displayed at the Ars Electronica Festival, OzAsia Festival and Athens Digital Arts Festival, among others.
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