vA! is a hub for sharing of knowledge. In this series of talk, we invite local veteran artists and scholars to stimulate your thoughts on certain topics and pursue the profound knowledge of the art world together.
Topic: The Sound Shadow of Singing Bowl: From Cross-disciplinary Art to Singing Bowl Music
Speaker: Tsang Man-tung
Date: 24.2.2024 (Saturday)
Time: 5pm — 6pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, 4/F, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre (vA!)
Quota: 70 (Quotas tags will be distributed on-site starting from 4:30 pm, first come, first served)
The talk will be broadcasted online on the Facebook page (click here) of vA!.
Tsang Man-tung, a cross-disciplinary contemporary artist, showcases a unique aesthetic both inside and outside the theatre. He skilfully weaves abstract symbols to evoke a sense of Zen, leaving spaces between light and shadow, dots and lines, angles and curves, and the virtual and the real, as if creating a personalized stage for the audience to imagine and explore. Tsang has received numerous local and international awards, and his works are highly acclaimed.
Tsang is also a singing bowl performer. Over a decade ago, he was captivated by the sound of the singing bowl and believed that the "emptiness" at its centre could contain the infinite. Since then, he has been following this sound, exploring the world of singing bowls.
Maturing in the theatre, he came to understand himself through the sound of singing bowls. Both theatre and singing bowls are methods of understanding life. Any artistic creation begins with the exploration of one's subconscious and discovering the truth through the process. In recent years, Tsang has created several theatrical meditation productions, aiming to use theatrical aesthetics and the integration of arts to provide a "quiet and introspective" viewing experience. He hopes that the audience can carry their experiences back into their lives and find a sense of tranquillity.
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