Unit 804, 8/F, Pan Asia Centre, Ngau Tau Kok, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong



Symposium: Beyond the Sound

Co-presented by Academy of Visual Arts, Connecting Spaces, Consulate of France in HK & Macao and sound pocket, the first half of a two-days symposium will be held in Koo Ming Kown Gallery on 13 May 2015.

The symposium is focusing on the problematic question what is sound art and is divided into two parts, one based on a theoretical approach regarding the historical dimension of sound art and one based on artistic practice.

Date: 13 May 2015
Time: 2pm – 6pm
Venue: 1/f, Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Communication and Visual Arts Building , 5 Hereford Road, Kowloon Tong


2 – 4 pm, Lecture: Sound between the disciplines. Historical dimension of sound art from an interdisciplinary point of view.
Introduction by John Aiken (Director of Baptist University’s Academy of Visual Arts)
Speaker: Anne-Laure Chamboissier (Historian of Art and curator)

4.30 – 6pm, Sounding Territorries: Site specific sound works and artistic practices.
Introduction by Yeung Yang (sound pocket)
Dialogue between the artists: Pascal Broccolichi, Cédric Maridet, Eddie Ladoire, Edwin Lo and Samson Young.
Moderator: Yeung Yang

6:30pm, Opening of Living Sound exhibition.

Living Sound Exhibition

The Living Sound is a bold attempt by a visual dominant institution, the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University to feature an exhibition with sound as the major creative medium. It is an event launched together with the Sound Art Symposium, Beyond the Sound, in the French May Arts Festival 2015. Seven artists/artist groups, from current students, alumni, and staffs worked either directly with sound or created visual art projects with significant audio components. The theme ‘Living Sound’ reflects the ubiquity of sound and its production and consumption in everyday life. The works respond in diversified ways, the materiality of sound, the sonification of information, the appropriation of local popular music, the poetics of sound as energy, and the emotional intensity of language dialects.

Exhibition period: 13 – 16 May 2015
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Venue: Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Communication and Visual Arts Building, 5 Hereford Road, Kowloon Tong

– See more at: http://ava.hkbu.edu.hk/2015/05/symposium-beyond-the-sound-living-sound-exhibition/#sthash.sForIeIy.dpuf