Fidgety (In Between Up & Down)

  • Thu 19.May @ 11:00 - 23:00
  • Fri 20.May @ 11:00 - 23:00
  • Sat 21.May @ 11:00 - 23:00
  • Sun 22.May @ 11:00 - 23:00
Main venue

Fidgety is a kind of nervous and jumpy feeling. It makes you feel frustrated and anxious. Usually, people consider it as something bad. However, it can be inspiration for musical composition and art creation. This sound installation is how I transform that emotional impact into audio-visual composition. The Chinese characters「忐忑」 are kind of hieroglyph. They composed by words – “up”「上」and “down” 「下」 over the word “heart” 「心」to describe such a feeling of fidgety. The design of this installation was also inspired by the construction of these Chinese characters. Built with 40 channels speaker-system, the arrangement of the speakers looked like a path of veins.



Leung Kei-chuek, Keith a.k.a. GayBird (CN)

Hong Kong born composer, musician, researcher and new media artist. He has graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Masters degree, and obtained a Master of Philosophy at the City University of Hong Kong, specializing his research and creation in human control interface design, new media art and the interactivity of live music performance with application of media technology. He has awarded Hong Kong Design Award 2011 Bronze Award, Best Electronic Music Artist at the Chinese Music Media Awards 2012 and also awarded for the Ten Outstanding Designers Awards 2012 from the Hong Kong Art and Design Festival. His new media performance “Digital Hug” and “CouCou on Mars” has already toured to Macao, Sao Paulo, Kaohsiung, Taipei, Paris, Nantes, Singapore, Shantou and Dresden.


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