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Kenny Wong – Squint

Abstract:
I was inspired by how the sunlight bounces around in our artificial forest.
“Squint” is a kinetic light installation consisting of 49 mirrors that reflect lights in a bright space. The mirrors track and reflect lights on audiences’ face with composed patterns of movements. It extends the generated perception by focusing on how lights pass across our visual senses physically, and combines with our perception of images through flickering. “Squint”, which extracts various daily experiences to an abstraction brings the audience to expand their interpretation of lights and perceived imagination into a non-linear experience.
“Squint” simulates light source and intentionally shines lights on audience’s faces. Bright light is projected in the gallery, a clean bright space.
Everyday people are dynamically moving around in the city. Sunlight reflects and flickers even when it is indirect and hidden behind the artifacts. While we are traveling, we are experiencing motion. We are also experiencing the shift of light intensity, visual patterns and textures. The varieties of light forms inspire the artist to explore the potential of light textures, select and sort out the combined complexity in urban space. The artist turns them into a minimal form of light experience, while maximizing its diversity of perception.

Biography:
Kenny Wong Chi-Chuen is a Hong Kong media artist. He received his Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong in 2011. Wong´s recently awarded as the Golden 15 in the 3rd International Emerging Artist Award. He puts emphasis on art and multi-discipline research to express the delicate relationship between daily experiences and perceptual stimulations.
Wong is interested in exploring visual patterns, alternative perceptual states, sound textures and presenting work of art by creating new experience for audience as the form of interaction, he actively collaborates with other media artists, sound artists and theater performers as a role of collaborating artist, multimedia designer, mechanical engineer/designer and art researcher.
His recent neuroscience-art work “10Hz” received the Gold Award (Interactive Media Category) at the 16th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards and was exhibited in various exhibitions. His video work “Human Body” has been exhibited across Hong Kong and Korea.