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Published: 10:36, November 14, 2022 | Updated: 15:16, November 14, 2022
Hearing things
By Madeleine Fitzpatrick
Published:10:36, November 14, 2022 Updated:15:16, November 14, 2022 By Madeleine Fitzpatrick

Michele Chu and Sudhee Liao explore human connection, or the lack thereof, through their performative art piece. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)

“How do we embrace and adapt to an unfamiliar space through sound?” That’s the question posed by the creators of Bounding in Void, the fifth edition of the Sound Forms festival. Copresented by Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong and Tai Kwun Contemporary, the three-part program presents artist collaborations, with sound as the bridge between art forms.

Michele Chu, a multidisciplinary artist, and Sudhee Liao, a choreographer and movement artist, articulate the “glitches” resulting from our now-ingrained habits of social distancing. Chu brings to bear her preoccupation with intimacy — specifically, how emotional connections can be amplified though the interplay of sensory elements and space

Amy Chan, a light and theater artist, and Lam Kin-lam, a percussionist and sound artist, go deep into electromagnetic waves and vibrating particles as they explore the intra-actions (as opposed to interactions) between light and sound. Chan has an interest in the performativity, theatricality and musicality of light, while Lam takes a DIY approach to investigating the intersection between sound and light, to which he brings improvisation, composition and audiovisual performance.

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The pandemic has affected our expectations around human touch, spatial relationships and social cues. Michele Chu, a multidisciplinary artist, and Sudhee Liao, a choreographer and movement artist, articulate the “glitches” resulting from our now-ingrained habits of social distancing. Chu brings to bear her preoccupation with intimacy — specifically, how emotional connections can be amplified though the interplay of sensory elements and space.

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I Talk Like a River is a performance piece by Lam Yip — a multidisciplinary artist and percussionist interested in the interrelationships and possibilities of sound, hearing, physical movement and space — and Law Yuk-mui, an audiovisual artist who enjoys uncovering narrative fragments and microhistories through field study and collecting. On a related vein, Poplar Yuddha is an installation-performance incorporating field-collected infrasound data gathered by new media artist Lazarus Chan. Using soundscapes, electronics, data visualization and generative art, Chan’s work concerns itself with questions of life and death, consciousness and time.


If You Go

Sound Forms 2022: Bounding in Void

Date: 12 to 19 November

Venue: F Hall Studio, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central

taikwun.hk/en/programme


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