Friday 18 October 2019
1-2pm | Lecture performance by Wong Kit Yi :
Karaoke Hong Kong Weather Modification Office (Square Cloud)
Wong Kit Yi will present a lecture performance as part of her on-going project about human interventions on the weather and natural resources and the attempts to claim dominance over meteorological phenomena. Wong will employ historical anecdotes, cross-cultural studies, witchcraft and magic, and the most current crises that face Hong Kong, as well as screen a new karaoke music video, a recurrent form in her practice on the subject.
"But what does it really mean to control or modify weather within or beyond political borders? Clouds, like people, can float across borders—perhaps much more easily than people. We can’t control the travel of a cloud by not issuing it a visa. It's definitely not hyperbolic to say that the movement of people across borders is a pressing political concern, both in Hong Kong, the United States, Europe, and elsewhere. The concept of the "nation-state" is bounded—it begins and it ends. Its borders might shift over time, but out there is a line—both social and physical— that creates an ‘us’ and a 'them'…" — Wong Kit Yi
Wong Kit Yi (b. Hong Kong) lives and works between Hong Kong and New York. Her artistic interests center on odd scientific findings and the dysfunctional marriage between science and pseudoscience. She researches genetics, DNA technology, mythology, Japanese manga, meteorological interventions, models of ownership/leasing, and the biology of aging and immortality. She wonders which is harder to modify—weather or people.
Saturday 19 October 2019
China VPN: a glimpse into Chinese subcultures
Hyperlink features a nocturnal programme by Paris-based curators, Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou, and will be held on Saturday 19 October, with a DJ set by Erwan Sene and Antonin Roux, a DJ duo and founders of the Proxi label specialised in pan-Asian electronic music, and a DJ set by ShuShu, underground DJ, songwriter and vocalist, specially invited by the collective Nüshu.
Saturday 19 October 2019
7-9pm | DJ Set by PROXI
Proxi is a label and a cultural producer founded by Erwan Sene and Antonin Roux, a duo of electronic music composers based in Paris. Among its core aims, lies the investigation of the future of electronic music and notably one that would eschew the narrow idea of ‘Asian music’ away from what writer Brent Lin defines as the West’s Techno-Orientalist imagination of the Other. One of Proxi’s aims is to recover the complexity of this region by investigating its contemporary sonic multiplicity. Erwan Sene's practice is based on a sculptural work related to his musical production. In addition to records released on various labels, he has recently participated in exhibitions at the Moco de Montpellier, the project space Deborah Bowmann in Brussels and at Frac Champagne-Ardenne. Antonin Roux, co-founder of the collective "Bruit de la Passion" and the "Zone Disco Autonome" festival. He organizes different events and concerts in untapped and itinerant places. In parallel he is co-programmer at the Parisian club La Java.
9-11pm | DJ Set by ShuShu
The Paris-based DJ, songwriter and vocalist, ShuShu grew up in China and was very influenced by Chinese culture, especially Shanghai's underground music scene. Since moving to Paris, she has thrown herself head first into the city's nightlife and you can often catch her sets in underground clubs in Paris, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Shenzhen. She have been invited to play at the London NTS Radio by the record label Genome6.66mbp. Her dj set is known for its fully emotional, shifts across styles and brings a coherent sounds. She's now working on her own original music, planned for the release later in 2019.