Take a ST/ROLL: donut fantasies

Kongkee, Reine Wong Kit Shan

Mar 04 – Apr 10, 2005

ONE GAME TWO TARGETS

Take a ST/Roll is a playful, two-level experimentation based on a year-long research process of video-shooting HK’s city space and everyday objects with a spheric lens capable of a 360˚ capture.  The event, an exhibition with two weekend workshops, will be open to the public on March 4 to April 10, 2005 at Para Site Art Space in Sheung Wan.

(1) Playing with tools /subverting consumer usage:
We challenge the lens package’s pre-defined usage – an obsession with panoramic VR -- to invent alternative usages.  Following a widely known Modernist impulse to experiment with the apparatus, we find out how the special 360˚ lens opens up and re-defines our experience of space.  We also use low-cost everyday objects and available mechanical parts to create our own optical tools to invent new visual and spatial experiences.

(2) How to tell a story? What makes something a story?
On another level, we playfully explore new narrative possibilities with the flat donut-shape (i.e. the new frame shape) moving image resulting from the use of the special lens.

A SPATIAL PLAY OF HK’S URBAN SPACE: donut fantasies
Spiral staircases become forever widening rivers…

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