Life is indeed a journey between life and death. Curator Joel Kwong has collaborated with the creators in the 2020 version as a writer aka Kwong Fei Fei (KFF) to present four original stories in the Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, from online to offline as a Transmedia storytelling project. In the 2021 version, continuing to collaborate with musician Edward Chiu, a virtual room (of the writer) will be presented online together with the edited stories as well as a series of soundtracks, one can wander through the music and words, enjoy within the virtual walls in one’s room.
A Chair. A Sofa. A piece of Mirror. Book(s). Newspaper. Magazine. A Desk. A room of one, contains four walls which draws the distance between life and death, that is one’s life. One’s room is actually an universe, it won’t lock you but in reverse guiding you to another layer of time; feel free to explore, it’s all yours, at least at the moment.
She has over 15 years of experience in media art administration and curatorship, and has received her Master of Cultural Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has been curating and managing the Microwave International New Media Arts Festival since 2006 and founded SIBYLS in 2018 to promote new media creation to a wider audience. She was the art jury for SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 and ISEA (Gwangju) 2019, and has been involved in art jurying for many international events over the years. In addition to her curation practice, she is also a writer about media art, film, literature and design in many mass media (magazine/ online column etc.). In 2019, she has launched a collaborative project with Storyteller, an online platform about storytelling in Hong Kong, "Taste & Memory", which tells a series of short stories about Hong Kong and Taipei through the connection between flavors and emotions.
2013年毕业于香港城市大学创意媒体学院，现为编曲家、唱片监制及音乐人。他是乐队A New World If You Can Take It – ANWIYCTI的创队团员，负责低音吉他、编程以及混音工作，乐队的特色是以三支低音吉他取代传统吉他。乐队曾于多个城市巡迴演出，包括上海、台北、巴黎及雷克雅维克等。2018年起开始与媒体艺术家合作，曾参与梁基爵的多媒体演出《笼里的十八种风景》及2019年与林欣杰合作的《昼鸣曲》，主要为沉浸式媒体旅程创作音乐与声音设计。2020年以音乐人身份参与《生死墙》项目，联同来自不同界别的创作人以跨媒体叙事手法用不同媒体呈现故事的各个面向。
Graduated from the School of Creative Media of the City University of Hong Kong in 2013, Edward is currently a songwriter, record producer and musician. He is the founding member of the band “A New World If You Can Take It – ANWIYCTI”, responsible for bass guitar, programming and mixing, the band features three bass guitars instead of traditional guitars. The band has toured in many cities including Shanghai, Taipei, Paris and Reykjavik. He started collaborating with media artists in 2018, including Gaybird Leung on the immersive performance “18 scenes in a Cage'', and Keith Lam on the immersive media art journey of SUNATA. In 2020, he participated as a musician in the Transmedia project "All about Life and Death", working with creators from different sectors to present various aspects of the stories in different media.
SHIU KA HENG
邝霏飞 / 赵浩权
JOEL KWONG / EDWARD CHIU