EAST Hong Kong presents Art at EAST: City Symphony
EAST’s art programme ‘Art at EAST’ is offering a new way of exploring questions relating to urban living and sustainability. This year, we are bringing the electric city ambience indoors through an interactive exhibition titled City Symphony that transports guests on a sound journey across the Taikoo neighbourhood with eccentric wooden sculptures.
Urbanites surrounded by hustle and bustle often become too familiar with their daily environment, becoming inattentive to their surrounding sounds. At City Symphony, fresh urban sounds recorded around the area bring visitors closer to the city’s underscoring identity through the following five interactive ‘sound monsters’:
- Doggy - a visual and audible imitation of artist and sculptor Anne Ross’ ‘The Meeting’, which features three life-sized animal sculptures and is on display at Taikoo Park
- Waterfall Spider - the sound sculpture that plays sounds of the waterfall at the main entrance of EAST Hong Kong
- Mr. Bench - the monster inspired by the sounds made from the benches that can be found across the neighbourhood
- The Rotator - the sculpture based on the exercise machines at Taikoo Park;
- Lady Wild Card - which plays a collection of sounds coming from different elements in the Taikoo neighbourhood
The installation is a collaboration between interactive design & tech studio The Collective, independent music producer Edmund Leung, eco-design studio KaCaMa Design Lab and woodwork artists Screw Up Studio.