Fill in the Blanks


2023.10.21 Sat11.12 Sun




Sino LuminArt Façade
Located at Tsim Sha Tsui Centre and Empire Centre


Between the two screens, there is a negative space, a blank space allowing the audience to fill in with imagination.

Between the two shores, there is a harbour, its waters filled with relentlessly moving images and reflections of historical fragments. The meaning in-between is awaiting the audience to fill in.

What has been forgotten between our quotidian life and the collective memories of our city, bygone in the torrent of time? In between the blank spaces, what makes you nostalgic, and what would you like to fill in?

Curator Ng Tsz-kwan invites artists Tap Chan, Ivy Ma and Zheng Bo to explore the nuances of negativity, what we have forgotten in the various scenes of life.

Tap Chan’s work takes a dive into the deep sea and discovers how the happenings and objects of the seabed are connected to our everyday lives. Her works operate between the poles of the figurative and the poetic, consciousness and the unconscious, providing free space for the audience to roam around. 

Ivy Ma used to live in Peng Chau, commuting daily on the boat, overlooking the horizon. In recent years, she left Hong Kong and sojourned in different places around the globe, becoming more and more captivated by the visual perspective, rhythm and dynamics of horizontal movements. She recorded what she saw on camera, wishing to juxtapose these images of horizons with the harbour that lingers in her heart in this creation.

Zheng Bo’s recent works root in the serene observation of nature, allowing the audience to rediscover the bonds between people and nature in the concrete jungle we are living in. What has been taken for granted between plants and humans, nature and urbanity, the past and the present? In this creation, we trace the origins of flowering plants through the harvest we knew too well - fruits. What did we sow to reap?

Ng Tsz-kwan constructs an abstract landscape with a collage of shooting and computer-generated images. In between the frames, virtual and realistic depths of the harbour and the two shores unveil bygone memories and nostalgia.

This project also offers a curated audio-visual tour, “Resonant Harbour: A Speculative Water Tour”. You are invited to sit on a boat embarking to the open while listening to a pseudo-historical story about the harbour. The audio journey between the shores is manifested by Zoe Lai Sim-fong and her team who are experienced in theatre dramaturgy based on substantial data collection and research. Cross-disciplinary artist Shane Aspegren who has been living in Hong Kong for many years accompanies the soundscape to provide an immersive experience for the audience. Visually indulging in the moving images on the LED screens and narrated by a painstakingly crafted soundscape, a multisensory feast is set to transport visitors to the imaginative world. 

Participating artists draw from physical, mental, temporal and spatial in-betweenness to explore the bygone connections, memories and meanings in various contexts of life, providing room for imagination and rediscovery. 


Ng Tsz-kwan

A multimedia artist and designer cum the co-founder and Executive Creative Director of yucolab. After graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and later the Central Saint Martins College of Art in London in 2000, he is devoted to practising new media technology in the art, commercial exhibition, museum sectors, etc.  His works continuously delved into media technology and space's influences on human perception.


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Tap Chan’s practice spans installation, video and sculpture. Probing the ambiguous boundaries between fiction and reality, Chan explores the ideas of liminality and duality embedded in daily life and fabricates a physical and ideological space of uncertainty in her works. 

Often juxtaposing a pair of similar objects in one setting, her works evince an active meditation on the multifaceted nature of the visual reality, bringing together both macro and micro universes with metaphors, parodies, fantasies, and imagination. She is interested in grasping, translating, and articulating the near unconscious state induced by and experienced within psychic and emotional ruptures.

Chan received her BFA in Sculpture from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2012 and an MA in Visual Arts from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2014.

A Hong Kong artist working in drawings, paintings, photography and mixed-media installation. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) / Hong Kong Arts School in 2001 and Master’s degree of Feminist Theory and Practice in Visual Art from the University of Leeds in 2002. She has held several solo exhibitions in Hong Kong and was awarded the Asian Cultural Council – Lee Hysan Foundation Fellowship in 2007, as well as the Young Artist Award at the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards in 2012. Her series of works Numbers Standing Still (2012) was acquired by Hong Kong Museum of Art in 2013 while her another series of works Last Year (2015) was acquired by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2020.

Born in Beijing, Zheng Bo now lives on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. He received PhD in Visual & Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester, the United States and has been teaching at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong since 2013.

Through drawing, dance and film, Zheng cultivates intimate relations with plants. For them, art does not arise from human creativity, but more-than-human vibrancy.  Their ecological art practice contributes to an emergent planetary indigeneity. Their recent works include Samur (2023), the Artist’s Garden commission at Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai, a forest dance film titled Le Sacre du printemps (2022) at the 59th Venice Biennale, Wanwu Council (2021) at the Gropius Bau in Germany and Life is hard. Why do we make it so easy? (2021) at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden in Hong Kong. They participated in international festivals and exhibitions including Sydney Biennale (2022), Liverpool Biennial (2021), Yokohama Triennale (2020).

The Works
Lost and FoundMORE
Lost and Found
Ng Tsz-kwan
Lost in PearlsMORE
Lost in Pearls
Tap Chan
The Speech of Animals and PlantsMORE
The Speech of Animals and Plants
Ivy Ma
Bloom by the SeaMORE
Bloom by the Sea
Zheng Bo

the Crew &

Presented byPresented by

Hong Kong Arts Development Council

LuminArt PatronLuminArt Patron

Sino Group

Supporting OrganisationSupporting Organisation

City Gallery

The “Star” Ferry Company Limited


Ng Tsz-kwan


Tap Chan

Ivy Ma

Zheng Bo

Sound ArtistSound Artist

Shane Aspegren


Zoe Lai Sim-fong

Li Man-hin


Ng Tsz-kwan

Kitty Lin

Yatman Law

Lee Kuok-hou

Tam Kin-yip

Wesker Shek

Kame Poon

Joe Siu

Margaret Lam

Lee Kwok-wai

Wilson Lui

Graphic DesignGraphic Design



Moving Image Studio

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