Artists talk on “Audio and Visual Perceptions of Languages”
ARTISTS TALK ON "AUDIO AND VISUAL PERCEPTIONS OF LANGUAGES"
15:00 – 16:00
ACD, H6 CONET
(G/F, The Center,
99 Queen’s Road)
The sound of speech is a carrier of the symbolic system of language. It is created by the human vocal organs, and carries the meaning of language. The sound of language is closely connected to the meaning of language. Although language is a kind of sound, it is fundamentally different from other sounds in general. On the other hand, sounds from site-specific artworks and soundscapes often create impressions that transcend our audio and visual perceptions.
Fascinated by the study of sound and language, in his works, Chaklam Ng often tries to pull apart the two and re-integrate them again, challenging our daily perception of langauges through our sense of hearing. N A T P, an art group consisting of graduates from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, is known for creating spaces that merge multiple media such as light and sound. Their artworks often provide an alternative vision for the viewers, transporting them to a brand new dimension.
Both Chaklam Ng and N A T P work with sound coding and space coding as artists. In this talk, they will speak about their works and how they combine art and technology to code the audience’s senses.
- Suitable for ages 16 or above.
- Conducted in Cantonese.
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Chaklam Ng is a Hong Kong-based music instrument designer and sound artist who graduated from the City University of Hong Kong as a multimedia designer. He is currently the director of sound design collective Oblik Soundwork and guitar luthier shop Fretsmith Guitar Lab respectively.
While his approach is very hands-on, Ng also incorporates computer-aided design and engineering thinking to musical instrument design. His passion to shape both music and instruments at the same time has led him to various collaborations with local musicians and artists.
When Ng is behind the wheel, his works are often created with the community at large in mind, and his public installations have been featured in major events such as Sónar and deTour.
N A T P
N A T P is a multimedia collaborative that explores the possibilities of audio-visual installation in an immersive space.
The group conceives new directions to explore space through audio-visual experience, bringing together the respective uniqueness of performing art and installation art, and taking audiences on new journeys.
Since 2019, N A T P has presented audio-visual collaborations 420 BAD TRIP and 2020, followed by experimental projects Lunatic and Moan.
Media artist, co-founder and artistic director of art and technology studio Dimension Plus, founder of composite space openground.
Keith Lam’s works have won awards at various international art festivals including the world-leading new media arts award Prix Ars Electronica, and Japan Media Arts Festival, among others. His works have also been shown in museums and art festivals around the world, such as the National Art Center, Tokyo, OK Center for Contemporary Art in Austria, New Technological Art Award Biennial in Belgium, Hong Kong Museum of Art.
Also committed to new media art and design education, Lam teaches and consults at various universities & institutions in Hong Kong with the aim of promoting digital fabrication in art.