During March break, the exhibition will be hardly reachable, because of workshops for children.
TOHU’s First Foray into the Digital World
TOHU joins forces for the first time with Chromatic, a festival of vibrant artistic experiences in Montreal. Espace Cascades transforms and sets sights on digital art with two pieces of work by rising Hong Kong artist Kenny Wong with these collaborators Chloë Cheuk, Marco De Mutiis, Philip Kretschmann. Combining art with new technologies, these two interactive not-to-be-missed installations question our relationship with dwindling space and pervasive devices.
This interactive installation is created by Supertimes, an art collective consisting of Marco De Mutiis, Philip Kretschmann and Kenny Wong.
Digital Hippocampus is an interactive installation made of ‘invisible’ wireless network IDs. These are created as a digital transformation of the actual words recorded from the audience in a physical space. Digital Hippocampus explores the idea of digital representation of verbal communication, and the limitations of technologies to perfectly recognize and reproduce physical phenomena. More details HERE
We keep on creating and occupying spaces in our unconscious daily movements. In a massively compressed urban space like Hong Kong, we constantly find ourselves reaching for the smallest available spots to advance through crowds. We try to achieve the highest mobility in a limited volume. ][LIMINAL][ Contour is a custom software written to visualize a typical day of Wan Chai, Hong Kong. The movements and the temporary occupied space are being recorded and compressed into a single print.
More details HERE
In collaboration with Chloë Cheuk (HK).
Iris is an interactive installation which explores, integrates and writes a dialogue based solely on human movement. To interact with Iris, the audience must discover and create a new language with their hands. By integrating the human body into a digital artwork, Wong expresses the fusion between the organic and the digital by exploring the potentials for art and body. More details HERE
Kenny Wong was born in 1987 in Hong Kong. His works explore the delicate relationship between daily experiences and perceptual stimulations by hybridizing analogue and digital representations. Wong is interested in exploring visual patterns, motions, and sound textures, as well as presenting works in the form of computational kinetic sculptures. He actively works as a collaborating artist, multimedia designer, mechanical engineer/designer, and art researcher. Wong’s solo and collaborative works have been exhibited in over 10 countries. He was named one of the Golden 15, as part of the 3rd International Emerging Artist Award (UAE). He also received the Award for Young Artist 2014, Media Arts (Hong Kong) and was unanimously selected for the Bloomberg Digital Arts Initiative 2013 (Hong Kong). Wong is currently pursuing his MFA in Sculpture at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He was a part-time Lecturer at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong in 2015. Wong received his BA in Creative Media from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong in 2011.