Based on an expansive and medium-agnostic framing of "art", I envision event-making as an art form, as I do with teaching, and research. Seeing "art" as a process of approaching pretty much all things in life through a specific frame of creative thinking, I consider festivals, exhibitions, and events as a collective performance of conviviality and affect. Again, the whole process of the making takes centerstage for myself as the curator/producer/scholar, as it is through this meandering path of negotiating with reality that the invisible subtleties, forces, hegemony, and processes in life can be glimpsed.



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Clubhouse Panel



20 October 2021
On Clubhouse
Role: co-organizer & panelist

Continuing the conversation on Culture and AI in collaboration with AI & AI Ethics expert De Kai (HKUST) and Sound artist and composer Ken Ueno (UC Berkeley), we invited music and technology strategist Matthias Röder to speak about his project on completing the Beethoven's unfinished Tenth Symphony during this casual Clubhouse conversation.


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Ars Electronica 2021 Garden Hong Kong


Artificial Intentionalities:
Post-human humanities in the age of the art-subject

8 - 12 September 2021
www.hkgardens.com

Role: Executive Producer + co-Curator
project management, curatorial content, marketing, liaison, events management, emcee

Curatorial Statement
During recent decades, technologies raised and erased borders, hybridized and segregated cultures, while also collapsing distances and time zones. But we have too often remained trapped in a myopic, anthropocentric system of logic and ideals in our quests for new teleological aspirations, structures of controls, or even in finding new possibilities for collective participation and agency.

Our capacity to shift our standpoint, to project ourselves in space and time, in reality and fiction, allows us to figure out the world from the vantage points of our ancestors, aliens, or post-human creatures like algorithms and robots. It is through this potential that we can expand our horizon to better accommodate the dynamic complexities at hand. Thanks to the recently acquired artificial intentionalities, artworks are quickly becoming sentient, cognizing, and responsive subjects through which we can improve our understanding of human societies and ecosystems.

Ars Electronica Garden Hong Kong’s curatorial inquiry this year explores various paths to better understand the entanglements that surface in the tectonic interplay of divergent worlds, where robots challenge social models, artworks try to understand each other, and the faraway meets the nearby. We call for a DïaloG of curiosity and speculation, alongside a salutary cocktail of poetry, science, politics and conviviality.




Event map to the hybrid Galactic Wine Sharing Party comprising of three virtual/physical rooms for dynamic navigation. The main event unfolded in the central room, whereas breakout room one catered to a Clubhouse chat with VIPs on the topic Do AIs get drunk?, and a second breakout room provided a free space for art and discussions between onsite and online participants.

View Full event details here


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Ars Electronica 2020 Garden Hong Kong


Garden Hong Kong – City in Fusion
9 - 13 September 2020
https://hkgarden.scm.cityu.edu.hk/2020-archive/

Role: Editor-In-Chief
Editorial, SNS management, website, project assistance, event content & emcee

Context: Ars Electronica 2020 is being crystalized as an experimental, de-centralized global affair, in response to the contingencies arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. Envisioning a journey toward measuring the ‘new’ world being realized today, this year’s festival extends beyond the customary venue in Linz, Austria, by opening up to additional 120 locations around the world under the theme Kepler’s Gardens.
For the Ars Electronica Garden Hong Kong segment, which is one of the largest ‘Kepler’s garden’ projects around the world, we feature programs that are made specifically for the event as well as showcasing various creative forays taken up by the host institution, School of Creative Media at City University Hong Kong. The event will take place mostly online, from Wednesday 9th to Sunday 13th September 2020.

Curatorial Statement
Hong Kong stands at a particularly critical juncture today, poised upon ever-shifting tectonic activities effectuated by historical, socio-cultural, political and economic factors that are unfolding in the present tense. Such dynamism and volatility impel a sense of urgency, to nurture a multifarious array of creative engagements toward engendering meaningful reflections, which can then become a means to intuit, navigate and influence the future as it emerges into reality.

It is in this tumultuous and indeterminate flux of things that both potency and dangers lurk, and thus artists and faculty at School of Creative Media strive to draw new perspectives emerging from the intersections of life, art, science and technology, to better understand our time and its wanderings. The Kepler’s Garden in Hong Kong includes eight programs wherein which the artworks, exhibitions, interviews, a workshop, and a seminar we put together in this framework can be seen as magnifying glasses, distorting mirrors, or time telescopes, that are geared toward re-thinking the World we find ourselves in.


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Open Sky Project (2014-2016)


OPEN SKY PROJECT took place between 2014 and 2016 as a collaborative project between International Commerce Centre (Sun Hung Kai Properties) and the School of Creative Media (City University of Hong Kong) with a shared goal to further enrich and enliven the urban skyline of Hong Kong.

Comprising of two sub-categories, OPEN SKY GALLERY (for artists) and OPEN SKY CAMPUS (for students), OPEN SKY PROJECT's objective was to transform ICC’s extensive 77,000 square meter LED façade into an international platform and gallery, showcasing specially curated time-based artworks by prominent, international media artists as well as exceptional works by up-and-coming artists. Each piece was envisioned as a site-specific artwork in its unique vertial format, and was showcased to bring about interesting discussions and inspirations for the urban audience.
Read more about Open Sky Project


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Yahoo! Purple Hunt Campaign
(Philippines, 2009)

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Yahoo! Purple Hunt Campaign

Role: Accounts Executive
Project Management for 3 on-site segments of the campaign in Philippines in collaboration with local partner agency.
Conceptualization, Design coordination, Artist liaison, Venue scouting, Event Design

Experiential Marketing agency, Kult, was tasked with bringing to life the Yahoo! Brand campaign theme, “It’s easy to find when it’s purple’. An online hunt campaign that engaged the consumers and reinforced the campaign theme and brand values. Supported by an on-ground hunt activity to provide tangible expression of the theme and showcase talent unearthed in Philippines. The Yahoo! Purple Hunt campaign delivered unique, personalized and tangible experiences to an estimated audience of 96,178 during the 51 day campaign period.
Link here

The campaign was then followed up by the publication of the "Big Idea Chair" for the 2009 regional Spikes award, showcasing comissioned works of Purple Scape artists.