Hong Kong Waters, a photo/video/sound project by German media artist Andreas Müller-Pohle, brings two dimensions of Hong Kong together: its vertical urbanity and its horizontal alignment to the water. It is the first comprehensive portrait of Hong Kong seen from the perspective of the water, with never-before captured views of the many water sites this Asian mega-metropolis has to offer.
The exhibition comprises three media: photography, using a half/half underwater technique already applied in a previous work by the artist, The Danube River Project (2005/2006); video, displayed in a variety of visual approaches to the water, from “Coasting”, where the recording camera is a plaything of the waves, to “Dark Waves”, an intriguing sight of Victoria Harbour at night; and sound, presented in the form of a water-focused audioscape of Hong Kong, composed by Japanese sound artist Shingo Inao.
Hong Kong Waters was realized between January 2009 and December 2010. Hong Kong Arts Centre is the first venue to show this work.
Tse Mingchong, Curator
Hong Kong Waters at Hong Kong Arts Centre, presented by Lumenvisum,
1629 April 2011, Pao Galleries, 45/F, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong