is a playful, two-level experimentation based on a year-long research process of video-shooting HK’s city space and everyday objects with a spheric lens capable of a 360˚ capture. The event, an exhibition with two weekend workshops, opens to the public on March 4 to April 10, 2005 at Para Site Art Space in Sheung Wan.
(1) Playing with tools /subverting consumer usage:
We challenge the lens package’s pre-defined usage – an obsession with panoramic VR — to invent alternative usages. Following a widely known Modernist impulse to experiment with the apparatus, we find out how the special 360˚ lens opens up and re-defines our experience of space. We also use low-cost everyday objects and available mechanical parts to create our own optical tools to invent new visual and spatial experiences.
(2) How to tell a story? What makes something a story?
On another level, we playfully explore new narrative possibilities with the flat donut-shape (i.e. the new frame shape) moving image resulting from the use of the special lens.
A SPATIAL PLAY OF HK’S URBAN SPACE: donut fantasies
Spiral staircases become forever widening rivers…
The exhibition is curated by.
More materials are available to view on site at Para Site.
The Archive Project is financially supported by the Project Grant of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.