The works of art, Abstract Consoles, are incorporated with the accumulated knowledge about sound and media art of Andio and summarised his practices of making sound apparatus and media art production. Inspired by the early gaming consoles, the works explore on the subject about sound and vision from an Abstract painter – Wassily Kandinsky. These works are as Abstract paintings, which converge the ideas of sculpture, sound and interactive art. The custom synthesisers consoles are as canvas leading to an imaginative journey. Through interaction with the consoles, audiences are engaged into their unique journey of soundscape.
Andio Lai is a sound artist and instrument-builder. He uses musical instruments to explore the theme of sound and human-machine interaction through referencing media technology and history. He has exhibited his works in solo and group exhibitions since 2015, such as The Act of Tracing, a solo presentation commissioned by Para Site (Art Basel Hong Kong 2016); Wood Whispers: Works by Carmen Ng and Andio Lai at Karin Weber Gallery (2016) and Project Room exhibition by Floating Projects (Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, 2016); Breathing Space: Contemporary Art from Hong Kong (Asia Society Hong Kong, 2017).
Date: 25.4 — 30.7.2018