Exciting to currently show the video work “Newtopia” on Hong Kong’s largest screen and possibly one of the worlds largest on the waters edge. “Newtopia” has been screening on the Tsim Sha Tsui Centre and the Empire Centre screens during December until January 19 as one of the winners at The Sino x Niio Illumination Art Prizes. Millions expected to see this immersive digital canvas of new media art.
Its one fine step towards the city scape in films such as Ghost in The Shell and Blade Runner.
I wrote: “The city sparkles in a mysterious mesmerizing futurist promise, between the present, past and future, science fiction and zen, suspended in this moment in time. The city as body, its molecular veins – light conveying information, forever on the move in a changing and morphing cycle”
Newtopia was first shown in my solo show WORLD5 at The Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art curated by Aya Lurie during “24/7” and later at The Haifa Museum of Art during 2016 & 2017 curated by Svetlana Reingold.
Soundtrack was done in collaboration with Yair Elazar Glotman.
The Sino Group has lit up Hong Kong with its Christmas and Chinese New Year illuminations for 35 years. Now, for the first time, in partnership with Niio, it will be displaying a curated selection of moving image artworks during the festive periods of Christmas and the Chinese New Year. The work Newtopia has been chosen from the winning artists and shown on two of the world’s primary screens on the facades of Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui Centre and the Empire Centre. Dedicated to promoting arts and culture to enrich lifescapes, Sino Group initiated ‘Sino Art’ in 2006 as one of the four key pillars of the Group’s corporate social responsibility efforts, alongside Sino Care, Sino Green and Sino Heritage.
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