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CL3 Presents Solo Exhibition by Hong Kong Artist TUNG Wing Hong

Mind Cut   (Detail) / Tung Wing Hong / Video Kinetic Sculpture / 2018

Mind Cut (Detail) / Tung Wing Hong / Video Kinetic Sculpture / 2018

CL3 present Following the Imagined Solo Exhibition by Hong Kong Artist TUNG Wing Hong
held during 25 Mar – 26 Apr, 2019 at CL3 Architects Limited, 15/F, Hong Kong Art Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai.

A Photo captures a moment of your past, while a film could, more vividly, immerse you in it. Inspired by the idea of “moving image”, Hong Kong-based artist TUNG Wing Hong’s recent video kinetic sculptures address the fundamental relationship between the concepts of “movement” and “image” – not only to explore different ways to make images “move”, but to look further into how people perceive the change of time and space while reacting to a physical movement.

Throughout his entire creative process, Tung’s total participation from start to finish has helped him understand and absorb every single movement in between his body, the moving image and kinetic machines: from planning camera movements and filming himself in his studio, to designing structures of his kinetic sculptures, and finally testing and installing them at the exhibition space. Like a dancer who tries to understand his/ her body limits through dancing, Tung performs in front of his complex setting of cameras, and continues to capture his body-space experience by engaging precise camera movements. To take it further and incorporate sculptural decisions, the videos are embedded into his carefully designed kinetic machines, in which he could situate the audience in two layers of reality – the internal (moving image) and the external (moving sculpture).

i / i   / Tung Wing Hong / Video Kinetic Installation / 2014-18

i / i / Tung Wing Hong / Video Kinetic Installation / 2014-18

The play between the two is apparent in his works i / i and Hundred Jumps: for i / i , the circular motion of two self-rotating TV sets synchronize with the video loops of the artist staring at a mirror, leading the audience to expect a critical moment when the two TV sets “gaze” at each other; and likewise the synchronization in Hundred Jumps, as a motor-driven cable tie keeps on physically hitting the screen of a TV set, the filmed jumping legs of the artist inside the TV screen keep on “avoiding” the hit.

CL3 proudly present TUNG Wing Hong’s solo exhibition Following the Imagined: with 5 sets of artworks combining elements of performances, moving image and mechanical motions, he sets off a poetic journey composed of seamless loops of videos and delicate motion of kinetic structures, where the audience will be immersed in these seemingly endless cycles of “moving image” – the illusory traces left by the artist, and the eternal emerged from the ephemeral.

Hundred Jumps   / TUNG Wing Hong / Video installation / 2015

Hundred Jumps / TUNG Wing Hong / Video installation / 2015

About TUNG Wing Hong

TUNG Wing Hong is a visual artist, programmer, fabricator and mechanical designer. He has been honored as the UOB Installation Artist of the Year and received the Gold Award in the Established Artist Category in the UOB Golden Garden Installation Art Award 2015. His artworks have been exhibited at Pearl Lam Galleries (Soho), Shenzhen Art Museum, Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong and Siggraph Asia 2018 in Tokyo.

Exploring the spectatorship of art and spatial sensation, Tung creates site-specific installations combining moving image and mechanical movements. The synchronization of two time-based media interests him and sets off his continuous experimentation. He also offers his expertise in art production and technical support to local artists and tertiary institutions. Tung currently lives and works in Hong Kong.

About CL3 Architects Limited and Living Collection

CL3, founded by William Lim, is an innovative architecture and interior design firm. Lim opens his office to do a show with a young local artist in March every year. Lim is also an art collector, his collection, “Living Collection” is considered one of the city’s cultural highlights.

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