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12 Aug 2014

Around sound art festival 2014 – Japan & Hong Kong

Around sound art festival 2014 - Japan & Hong Kong


Being There - Retreat Camp at Amino-cho, Kyotango City, JAPAN 29 – 31.8.2014 voices / landscapes (for the eye and ear) - HONG KONG 26.9 – 2.10.2014

Alice Wong
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Unit 10C, Gee Chang Industrial Building, 108 Lok Shan Road
Tokwawan, Kowloon
Hong Kong

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Around sound art festival 2014
Japan & Hong Kong
presented by soundpocket

Around is an invitation to listening. The festival gathers international and Hong Kong artists for making installations, live performances, and open dialogues. Site-specific works are presented at places that are not conventionally used for art exhibitions. All the works aim at bringing the audience's attention to listening itself.

Around 2014 is the fourth edition of the festival since it inaugurated in 2009. This is the first time that soundpocket bring Around out of Hong Kong. Being There – Artist Residency and Retreat Camp to be held in Amino, Kyoto, is curated by Alice Wong, Wong Chun-hoi, Hiromi Miyakita and Akio Suzuki. Hong Kong based artists Edwin Lo, Fiona Lee, Chan Kiu-hong Joe, Wong Fuk-kuen, Chan Man-yee Abby and Xing Liang are invited to travel to Amino, Kyoto for a 2-week residency, in which they will explore sound and space in Amino and present exhibitions and sonic events with body movement. Together with Japanese artists evala & sonihouse, Akinori Yamasaki and Ayumi Adachi, the artists will present workshops, soundwalks, and performances during the 3-day Retreat Camp. The artists will also engage with the public in dialogues while wandering around this small city on the coast of the Sea of Japan.

Around 2014 continues after the camp. In Hong Kong, Italian curator Carlo Fossati works with Michael Graeve and Tetsuya Umeda to present site-specific installation and performances at Kwun Tong Ferry Pier. Paolo Piscitelli's installation At the same time and Phill Niblock's Topolò 1 will also be exhibited at the Pier. Piscitelli's video work labor #3 will be presented along with Phill Niblock's Topolò 2, Carlos Casas' three works Pool, Smoke, Dead Sea and Alessandro Quaranta's The Changing of the Guard at Connecting Space, Hong Kong.

Being There
Retreat Camp (Exhibitions, Performances, Workshops, and Guided Walks)

an exploration of sound and space in Amino, Kyoto
curated by Alice Wong and Wong Chun-hoi (Hong Kong)
with Hiromi Miyakita and Akio Suzuki (Japan)

29 – 31.8.2014
Location : Amino-cho, Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture, JAPAN

Artists in Residence
Edwin Lo (HK)
Chan Kiu-hong Joe (HK)
Wong Fuk-kuen (HK)
Fiona Lee (HK)
Chan Man-yee Abby (HK/USA)
Xing Liang (HK)
Tetsuya Umeda (JP)
evala & sonihouse (JP)
Akinori Yamazaki (JP)
Ayumi Adachi (HK/JP)


voices / landscapes (for the eye and ear)

an ongoing research on the relation and interaction between sound and image
curated by Carlo Fossati (Italy)

26.9 – 2.10.2014
Location : Kwun Tong Ferry Pier & Connecting Space, HONG KONG


Michael Graeve (Australia)
Paolo Piscitelli (Italy/ USA)
Tetsuya Umeda (JP)
Carlos Casas (Spain)
Phill Niblock (USA)
Alessandro Quaranta (Italy)