Artist Sheung Yiu, Anita Mui@Heritage Museum & in the studio: Pianist Patrick Lui & trio
Currently based in Helsinki, Hong Kong-born artist Sheung Yiu is interested in algorithmic image systems such as computer vision, computer graphics and remote sensing. It might all sound very technical, but for his latest project he’s using this computer technology to reflect on that most human of experiences, the experience of home.
At the Hong Kong Heritage Museum until September, a wide variety of exhibits bring back memories of Cantopop singer Anita Mui’s position as a cultural icon in the Hong Kong music and film industries. The exhibits cover the period from her debut in a singing contest in 1982, to 2003, the year that she died.
Organised by 4321 Music, “Visible Music, Touchable Notes” is a project that promotes a new and immersive musical experience. It incoporates a series of concerts that bring together contemporary, jazz, and classical music, in combination with visual art and new technologies. The project’s first group of concerts, “The Evolutions” took place in August last year. Curated by Thomas Lo, it featured composer and guitarist Tsui Chin-hung and multi-media artist Desmond Leung. The second group of concerts in the series, “Rebuild” runs from Friday to Sunday this week. This time, Leung will work with curator Thomas Lo, pianist Patrick Lui, drummer Dean Li, and double bassist Wong Tak-chung to take the audience on a journey to reconnect with nature.