VAC, HK 2013

「互動數碼達人」展覽帶來互動藝術新體驗(附圖)
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在數碼化的年代,新媒體與生活已密不可分。同時,新媒體的發展在藝術領域亦同樣迅速,形成一種視覺表現語言,給藝術家們一個全新的創作領域。

為進一步推廣新媒體藝術及慶祝香港視覺藝術中心成立二十一周年,康樂及文化事務署(康文署)轄下藝術推廣辦事處特別邀請本地著名新媒體藝術家洪強合作,通過舉辦創意性及實驗性並重的工作坊及展覽,帶領年輕人由傳統媒介作起點,走進當代的數碼世界,探討中國文字的奧妙,發掘傳統中國文化和數碼藝術創作的淵源,認識數碼藝術、中國文化及其身分價值。

展覽名為「互動數碼達人」,由星期六(八月三日)起至十月三十一日於香港視覺藝術中心舉行。

洪強現為香港理工大學設計學院助理教授,活躍於本地及海外展覽與研究。他的作品題材及手法多變而廣泛,有繪畫、動畫、錄像、短片及互動藝術等。二○○五年,洪強成立「燕老米的雅實驗室」(imhk lab),尋找新媒體與視覺藝術、科技、設計的各樣可能性。多年來,洪強獲頒不少獎項,包括二○○七年「香港藝術發展獎」傑出青年藝術獎(電影及媒體藝術)、二○○九年「香港當代藝術雙年獎」成就獎、二○一○年「香港藝術發展獎」年度最佳藝術家獎(媒體藝術)、「英國BBC短片節」最佳錄像獎、德國「歐洲媒體藝術節」全場佳作獎、第七屆「國際新電影及錄像節」新媒體特別獎、希臘雅典第三屆「國際電影及新媒體藝術節」多媒體互動光碟特別獎、「香港獨立短片及錄像比賽」金獎及評審特別獎,及「微波國際新媒體藝術節」最佳編碼大獎。

藝術推廣辦事處早前曾舉辦工作坊,透過講座,學校文化日及臉書公開招募等渠道,廣邀年輕人及社區人士參與藝術品的製作。他們以毛筆和傳統宣紙進行創作,不同風格的書法作品經過數碼化的程序,將出現在展覽中的大螢幕上與參觀者互動。

為配合展覽,藝術推廣辦事處將舉行分享會。屆時,洪強將介紹他的創作意念及新媒體藝術的發展。早前參與集體創作的公眾亦將分享他們的創作歷程,並和觀眾一同與作品互動,讓觀眾更直接地了解這件新媒體藝術品。分享會以粵語進行,於八月三日下午二時三十分至四時於香港視覺藝術中心舉行。活動費用全免,歡迎市民即場參加,名額七十人,先到先得。

有關「互動數碼達人」展覽及分享會的詳情,請致電二五二一 三○○八與藝術推廣辦事處聯絡,或瀏覽該辦事處網址www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/APO/zh_TW/web/apo/va_digital_art_pro.html

香港視覺藝術中心位於中區堅尼地道七號A,展覽廳開放時間為每日上午十時至晚上九時,逢星期二休息,免費入場。

2013年7月31日(星期三)
香港時間19時55分

“Interactive Jam with Digital Art Pro” exhibition to give visitors new experience in interactive art (with photos)

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In the digital era, new media has become an integral part of life. The development of new media in art has been so tremendous that it has given birth to a unique language for visual arts, giving artists new areas to explore in their creative process.

To promote new media art and to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, the Art Promotion Office (APO) under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department has teamed up with renowned local new media artist Hung Keung to conduct a creative and experimental workshop and exhibition, enabling the younger generation to experience for themselves the elegance of Chinese calligraphy in the digital world. Through exploring the beauty and wonder of Chinese characters and the characters’ relationship with national identity, participants have been able to gain new insight into traditional Chinese culture blended with multimedia art.

Entitled “Interactive Jam with Digital Art Pro”, the exhibition will be held from this Saturday (August 3) until October 31 at the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre.

Hung Keung is an assistant professor at the School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has been actively involved in local and overseas exhibitions as well as research. His works have ranged from painting, film and video to interactive art. In 2005, he founded innov + media lab (imhk lab) to explore possibilities relating to the disciplines of new media, visual art, technology and design. Hung has received a number of awards, including the Award for Outstanding Young Artist (Film and Media Arts) in the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards (2007); an Achievement Award in the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards (2009); the Award for Best Artist (Media Arts) in the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards (2010); the Best Short Ambient Video Award at the BBC British Film Festival; Best of EMAF at the European Media Art Festival in Germany; an Honorable Mention (new media) at the 7th International Festival of New Film; the Special Mention Interactive CDROM Award at e-phos, the 3rd International Festival of Film and New Media on Art in Athens, Greece; the Gold Award and Special Jury Award at the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards; and the Best of Code Award at the Microwave International New Media Arts Festival.

In the workshops conducted earlier by the APO, a group of young people and other members of the community came together through different channels like talks, a school culture day and open recruitment on Facebook. They took part in the workshops to create their own calligraphy works using traditional rice paper and brushes. The diverse works by different participants have been digitised and will be featured on a giant screen in the exhibition as a means to engage visitors to take part in the exhibit.

To tie in with the exhibition, the APO will hold a sharing session, during which Hung will discuss with participants the concept of his work and the development of new media art. Participants of the workshops will also be present to share their thoughts and experience gained during the workshops. Participants in the sharing session will also have a chance to interact with the new media artwork. The sharing session, to be conducted in Cantonese, will be held from 2.30pm to 4pm at the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre on August 3. The activity is free of charge and a quota of 70 for walk-in entry will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For details of the “Interactive Jam with Digital Art Pro” exhibition and its sharing session, please call the APO at 2521 3008 or visit the website:www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/APO/en_US/web/apo/va_digital_art_pro.html.

The Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre is located at 7A Kennedy Road, Central. It is open daily from 10am to 9pm and is closed on Tuesdays. Admission to the exhibition is free.

Ends/Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Issued at HKT 20:05

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