Multimedia Arts
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It’s a Heaven Over There

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Hong Kong multimedia artist, sound artist and composer Samson Young takes Nocturne (2015) as a starting point to It’s a Heaven Over There – an all new response performance through live radio broadcast.

Nocturne is based on found video footages of night bombings collected from the internet. The artist uses Foley techniques to improvise an on-site performance with everyday household products, recreating realistic sounds of explosions and gunshots, then broadcasting the mic-ed performance via FM radio transmission. The audience is invited to approach this alternative symphony directly in front of the action, or from a distance through filtered airwaves.

In It’s a Heaven Over There, Young will invite friends on board his city-wide touring live broadcast van, to debate openly the notion of utopia through lenses of history, art, cinema and international relations. Pianist Geneva Fung will accompany the discussions with her harpsichord improvisation on-site. The entire process will be live streamed online at mixlr.com/samsonyoung, concluding in an one-hour live simulcast on RTHK Radio 4 FM 97.6. Confirmed guests for It’s a Heaven Over There include:

[Interview Schedule]

8am–9am      Geneva Fung, musician and early music specialist
9am–10am    Jessie Tsang Tsui Shan, Film Director
10am–11am   May Fung, Independent Art/Cultural Worker
11am–12pm   Linda Lai, Media Artist
12pm–1pm    Fermi Wong, Founder of Hong Kong Unison
1pm–2pm      Simon Shen, International Relations Scholar
2pm–3pm      Tang Siu Wa, Poet
3pm–4pm      Sam Elmi, Community Leader
4pm–5pm      Sampson Wong, Artist
5pm–6pm      Cyd Ho, Politician
6pm–7pm      Wendy Wo, “Art Whoever”
7pm–8pm      Nancy Loo, Concert Pianist

Scheduled parking locations of live broadcast van:

8am – 10:30am                    Paterson Street, Causeway Bay (near Fashion Walk)
11:00am – 1:40pm             Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
2:00pm – 3:40pm              Argyle Street, Mong Kok (In the front of Langham Place)
4:00pm – 5:40pm              Wai Chi Street, Shek Kip Mei (Near JCCAC, in front of Betting Branch)
(Please follow JCNAP Facebook for real-time locations)

8am – 8pm Live stream online
7pm – 8pm, Synchronous broadcast on RTHK Radio 4

Schedule & Venue

08:00 - 20:00