April’s First Thursday
A fly-by of a few April arts impressions.
Posted by: Anne Adams on Apr 12, 2011 at 08:00AM
Chinese multimedia interactive artist Hung Keung entertained an attentive audience with an explanation of his piece, Bloated City | Skinny Language. “In the advertising in China, they always encourage the lady to be more skinny, in the language. And to make the breasts more bigger.” At the same time, he said, the cities are burgeoning beyond their bounds (like bloated breasts). “Let’s get away from short cuts,” said Keung. “Slim gradually. Grow a city gradually.”
A walk through Keung’s piece gradually revealed Chinese calligraphy han characters installed on corners and walls, and finally opened on a giant back wall which magically projected an image of the viewer, and fluttering han characters that appeared to follow each subject’s movement and perch on his or her head and arms.
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