EAST Hong Kong presents Art at EAST: City Symphony

Inspired by the passion for creativity, community and urbanism of EAST, ‘Art at EAST’ is EAST’s art programme that explores questions of urban living and sustainability through artistic expression. This year, EAST Hong Kong launches an interactive exhibition entitled City Symphony, providing guests an opportunity to explore the Taikoo neighbourhood through an art installation comprised of sounds and imaginative sculptures.

Urbanites surrounded by the hustle and bustle often become too familiar with their daily living environment, tuning out and becoming inattentive to their surrounding sounds. City Symphony is an art installation inspired by sounds recorded around the neighbourhood that reveal the city’s underscoring identity. Joining hands with interactive design & tech studio The Collective, independent music producer Edmund Leung, eco-design studio KaCaMa Design Lab and woodwork artists Screw Up Studio, EAST Hong Kong introduces five ‘sound monsters’ –Doggy, a visual and audible imitation of artist and sculptor Anne Ross’ ‘The Meeting’, which features three life-sized animal sculptures and is on display at Taikoo Park; Waterfall Spider, the sound sculpture that plays sounds of the waterfall at the main entrance of EAST Hong Kong; Mr. Bench, the monster inspired by the sounds made from the benches that can be found across the neighbourhood; The Rotator, the sculpture based on the exercise machines at Taikoo Park; and Lady Wild Card¸which plays a collection of sounds coming from different elements in the Taikoo neighbourhood. Guests can interact with the five sculptures by activating the sound monsters individually to hear each unique sound or by engaging all the ‘sound monsters’ together to compose a full City Symphony.

The exhibition is open to the public from 5 August to 29 September at the lobby of EAST Hong Kong.