Record: light from +22° 16' 14" +114° 68' 48"
2008 ) Installation
Commissioned by Osage Art Foundation. The work seeks to examine the relationship between public spaces and the city's inhabitants and visitors, as well as to subvert the usual experience of physical sensorial bombardment that comes with experiencing a city's key attractions. In order to further explore the concept of "attraction", Ng has been investigating the contradiction between man’s ideas of "possession" and "appreciation" that revolve around the Hong Kong Harbour, an "attraction" to many for over a hundred years. The work titled Record: Light from +22° 16' 14" +114° 08' 48" keeps the focus on the impossible activity of capturing the stunning night view of the harbour. Flashes of light from visitors taking pictures from the Victoria Peak of the harbor are etched into a 12-inch disk. Played on a modern version of the Gramophone, we can experience the enchanting visuals and sounds that interpret the symphony of these random bursts of light.
Record: light from +22° 16' 14" +114° 68' 48" ( 2008 ) Installation
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Last updated: 3 July, 2020.