Found and Sound
Mur Nomade presents Found and Sound, a solo exhibition by Hong Kong sound artist and performer Andio Lai, opening on November 5th as part of Art Day at South Island (Hong Kong Art Week 2016) and continuing until November 19th.
Ready-made objects, toys, musical instruments, computers and electronics are the media of Lai's artistic practice. For his solo exhibition at Mur Nomade, he selected works having strong interactive relationships with the audience, and turned the exhibition space into a playground.
Lai invites visitors to touch the artworks scattered around the room, and play with them individually or in small groups. Found and Sound deals with amusement and experiment, and blurs the frontier between exhibition and performance. The artists hopes to challenge the passive role of ‘ the visitor’, taking the viewers-listeners out of their comfort zones and inviting them to actively engage with the artworks and somehow to become art producers.
The exhibition features three sets of Andio Lai's early and newly created works built with ready-made hardware and technology. Created specifically for the exhibition, 'Soundboards' is an interactive new-media work comprising a series of wooden boards with playable surfaces producing individual music notes. Similarly, 'Found N Sound' is a series of toy-like instruments requiring surprising and unique techniques from the player to produce sound. 'Track/Trace' is another set of sound apparatus that puts emphasis on control and adjustment in music making.
Lai invites visitors of all ages, with or without music background, to enter the playground he created for them with fresh eyes, curious ears and young hearts, to interact and perform with his works freely. For each visitor, Found and Sound exhibition aims at being a unique and different experience in visualising the possibilities of sound.
Curated by Charmaine Ching.
- Date: 5 - 19 November 2016
- Venue: Mur Nomade