Haptic Collision #8 x Kong Chun Hei Open Studio
10B, Wing Wah Industrial Building 677 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
In 2020, Jasper Fung initiated “Haptic Collision”, inviting artists/ musicians from different discipline to revisit materiality of the objects through Improvisation in temporary spaces found in the city.
Inviting Haptic Collision to collaborate is based on my four viewings (#4-#7) of their performances and my comprehensive impression after writing textual records and short reviews. Although my work differs from theirs in terms of genre, our ideas are similar: we both depart from established external contexts and instead focus on the subtle aspects of things, eliciting the overflowing material elements of the subject and grasping the possible reconfiguration of images and rhythms within it.
I approach this residency project by considering it as a personal exhibition. I intertwine materials, textures, and forms to create multiple interpretations for public activities and the final exhibition. Additionally, facing a workspace beyond inertia, I contemplate directions that are difficult to achieve in my existing studio. Sound experimentation is one of these directions, and I hope to collaborate with Haptic Collision to initiate experimentation here, making it a starting point for this endeavor.
Text by Kong Chun Hei
Image and video courtesy of Para Site
Photo credit: Studio Lights On
Video recording: Harold Chan
Sound recording: Jasper Fung