17 November 2023 (Friday) – 30 November 2023 (Thursday)
1:00pm – 7:00pm
BEYOND HUMAN SPACES embarks on a journey that investigates into the realm of placelessness and displacement. Drawing upon technological and aftermath insights, this exploration seeks to enhance the human experience in the face of impending challenges. It envisions a future where interactive spaces become catalysts for productivity, promoting sustainable living amidst a climate that threatens our very existence. Moreover, it offers a context for transcendent thinking, urging us to cast our gaze beyond the confines of our own perspectives.
DIGITAL DEATH by Shuxin Wang, Simai Huang, Yifei Huang, and Zerong Guo. Through this project, the expanding concept of mourning in the digital age is plumbed, shedding light on the eternal and finite nature of digital information as it intertwines with the realization of life. By engaging in interactive rituals that mourn our digital identities, we are compelled to contemplate the profound influence and future implications of digital death—an examination of our growing dependence on the vast realms of the digital sphere.
CHAOS THROUGH OBJECTS takes form as a performance installation. The devastation unfolds within object environments, capturing the disarray that accompanies natural and man-made disasters. By unravelling the hidden and unsettling emotions that manifest within these once-familiar “home” spaces.
TIME AFTER TIME by RAY LC, Mia Yau. Hong Kong is a place of details, of hidden spaces where mini-discoveries are made, of the commonplace and the extraordinary mixed up in the same subdivided flat. TIME AFTER TIME are two interpretations of the same set of footage of rising and falling spaces in Hong Kong, choreographed to the same soundscape of Hong Kong’s hidden places. These two temporal interpretations of a single exploration of Hong Kong reveal to us not only two physical experiences but also two critical lenses of imagination based on these experiences.
CARBON COPY 2.0 (by RAY LC, Lucy Ling, Xiaoke Zeng. Machine-generated services are being used to enhance our daily lives, but they have also been expected to be applicable to our emotional and intimate lives as well. Carbon Copy is a fake dating app that explores the inner relationship between human and machine-generated human content. We generated artificial profiles for Carbon Copy through sending data from a real social app to the language model GPT2, and created profile images using the publicly available OpenAI platform Dall-e2. In observing how people view these potential fake partners, we probe how we use technology to fulfil our emotional needs.
The exploration undertaken here extends beyond the physical, non-physical spaces and psychological spaces. It prompts us to consider the profound impact of spaces on our mental and emotional well-being, underscoring the necessity of crafting environments that nurture and inspire.
We cordially invite you to join us on the opening at 5 pm, 17.11.2023. The exhibition shall be hosted at S507, Block A, PMQ, Central, Hong Kong. Opening hours from 1 pm to 7 pm, welcoming visitors every Monday through Sunday.