In the first programme accompanying ‘Liquid Ground’, participating artist collective Zheng Mahler will present field recordings they collected by following the wandering buffaloes on Lantau Island, adding more footnotes to the newly commissioned project Bubalus bubalis 16 – 40,000Hz. The project initiates a developing series of multispecies sensory ethnographies around Lantau Island’s ecosystems, and is an attempt to acknowledge the limitations of human sensory capacities and how technology can be used to ‘mediate’ these constraints and embody more-than-human experiences. After the recordings there will be a discussion moderated by the exhibition curators. During ‘Liquid Ground’, a rich slate of public programmes led by artists, thinkers and practitioners from various fields will take visitors outside the Quarry Bay exhibition space to occupy different corners of the city.
About the artists:
Zheng Mahler are artist Royce Ng and anthropologist Daisy Bisenieks’s collaborative examination of global trade, the relational networks connecting nature and technology, and more-than-human geographies, exploring their flows of mutual influence and the environmental architectures they produce. Utilising digital media, performance and installation, they develop speculative scenarios and immersive, sensory encounters that explore the limits and potentials of their respective disciplines.