Calling from Past the Horizon
Lau Yee ChingLau Yee-ching, born 1949 in Hong Kong, worked as a mechanical technician after finishing his education, beginning to write poetry in the ‘70s. His work has appeared in many Hong Kong literary publications, such as Su Yeh Literature, Hong Kong Literature, New Harvest Poetry Magazine, and Fleurs des Lettres. Among his honors are the Hong Kong Youth Literary Award, the Worker’s Literature Award, and the Hong Kong Chinese Literature Prize. In 1987, he helped found The One Ninth, a poetry journal, and was its first editor. He has also served as judge for a number of Hong Kong’s major literary awards. Among his published poetry collections are Walking the Street Watching Festival Decorations (1997), which won the 5th Hong Kong Biennial Award for Chinese Literature, and Moving Stones, Walking the Street Watching Festival Decorations (2010), an enlarged version of his earlier collection.
Wang Yu-junWorking as a singer-songwriter, Wang Yu-jun has developed a stereoscopic approach to shaping the sound of her music. Wang draws upon noises, sounds, imageries of the everyday in creating sensual audiovisual experiences both on screen and stage. In recent years, she has been focusing on experimentations between sound and body, inner listening space created by sight, and musical landscapes in poetry. Exploring unknown sounds of the future while calling to the ancient lands, she hopes to continue her creative journey in different corners of the world - to document vibrations of air in the moment, the breath of life, and to find a way of communication between cultures through poetry and music.
Steve HuiNerve is a Hong Kong based multidisciplinary artist whose practice mines the boundaries between contemporary music, sound art, multimedia theatre and underground subcultures. Experimenting with tradition and remixing art forms, Hui's music has been presented at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Microwave International Media Art Festival and New Vision Arts Festival. He has collaborated with the City Contemporary Dance Company, Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, orleanlaiproject, Unlock Dancing Plaza, Wuju Ensemble and Zuni Icosahedron. Recent theatre works include the documentary opera Songs of Portrait, cinematic opera 1984, digital opera The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci, live soundtracks for the 1950s films Family, Spring, Autumn, and the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre opening performance Four Infinities. Collaborative works include Zurich x HK Mirror Factory, Tokyo x HK Absolute Airplane, installation/performance Zoo as Metaphor, experimental Naamyam A Wanderer's Autumn Anthology and Shadow of Wind, dance performance Almost 55 and never-never land. Hui is active in the local and international underground scene, performing and djing at 15 Grams, HKCR, CTM (Berlin), LUFF (Lausanne), as well as numerous DIY outdoor parties. He is the founder and artistic director of the experimental music group Decade Ensemble. Hui holds a masters degree in composition and electronic music from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where he is currently a part-time lecturer. He has also held teaching posts at HKICC School of Creativity and Hong Kong International Institute of Music. In 2017 he was an Asian Cultural Council fellow in New York.
Lau Ching PingLives and works in Hong Kong, Lau Ching Ping is a photographer, designer, and educator. Currently chair of the Hong Kong International Photo Festival (2018-), he founded and served as co-editor of photo magazine Dislocation (1992-99) with Lee Ka-sing and Holly Lee. He has taught photography at CUHK, HKU SPACE, Hong Kong Art School, Lumenvisum, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and M+ Museum.
His work was shown in group exhibitions “Hong Kong: Man and Environment” (1984), “City Vibrance : Recent Works in Western Media by Hong Kong Artists” (1992), “Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial” (1992), “Contemporary Photography from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan” (1994), “On Hong Kong” (1998), “Hong Kong Four Cast” (2005), “City Flâneur: Social Documentary Photography” (2010, Hong Kong Heritage Museum), “I Think It Rains: Burger Collection’s Quadrilogy 2” (2013) , and “Relativity in City” (Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, 2013) as well as international festivals “Lianzhou International Photo Festival” (2006), and Pingyao International Photo Festival (2011 & 2014).
Dawn Chan Doi YanA graduate in Fine Arts at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London and Architectural Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dawn Chan is a multidisciplinary artist concerned with the sense of detachment in contemporary society. Translating impressions and ambience into her works, Chan seeks to use art as a medium to overcome distance and boundaries.
Jeremy CheungJeremy Cheung is a Hongkong-born freelance photographer with a keen interest in exploring the relationships among time, humanity and the urban environment. This is his second collaboration with HKIPF after the 2018 Satellite Exhibition Philosophers on the Streets – a photographic crossover between wordplay and cityscape. His other solo photo exhibitions include “Hong Kong Déjà Vu: when reality feels unreal” (2020) and “Life Between Urban Canyons” (2018). He is also an award-winner in the 2017 National Geographic Wheelock Youth Photo Competition (Mobile Category).
Past the Horizon is an online interactive platform, built to catalyse exchanges across sound, photography and literature. As the final showcase of the Photographer Incubator mentorship programme, the site features over 300 works by 16 Hong Kong and Taiwan based makers. Over 300 pieces of sound, words and images created through their intensive collaboration are now presented as materials to be mixed into your very own one-minute video. The video can be shared with friends and will also be featured on the homepage alongside other mixes.
This online talk will feature Taiwanese singer-songwriter Wang Yu-jun, multimedia artist Steve Hui, poet Lau Yee Ching, photographer Lau Ching Ping, and our three image makers: cityscape photographer Jeremy Cheung and multimedia talent Dawn Chan Doi Yan. The team will share bits and bobs from their cross-disciplinary collaboration and demonstrate how to create a mix on the website.