TRACE AND SCENES (2016)
Featuring a body of new works by Hong Kong artist Edwin Lo, Traces and Scenes – Homage to Akio Suzuki is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the US. Organized as a multi-media three-part essay, the exhibition presents how Lo re-traces the memories of his encounters with the Japanese artist Akio Suzuki, condensing their influences, to gradually culminate into a new sonic performance practice that embraces uncertainty through intervention with a site. Inspired by the simplicity, energy and sensitivity of Suzuki’s art, Lo pays homage to him and extends his exploration into a performative installation with the subjects of seascape, memory and sonic experience, directly engaging with the audience and the open environment. With video documentations, text and sonic installation and a performative sound piece by the artist as the opening event, the exhibition takes the audience along Lo’s transformative journey across oceans and lands, hopping between the islands of Lamma and Ap Lei Chau in Hong Kong and Amino in Japan – Suzuki’s hometown, finally arriving at the gallery in Chicago.
As part of this transformative journey, Edwin Lo presents a sonic intervention in the form of a performative installation on the rocky shore at the southeast of Ap Lei Chau, an island next to a busy shipping route in Hong Kong. Transforming recorded soundscapes above and underwater at different marine locations into materials that are simultaneously sonic and physical, site-specific and abstract, Gestures of Seascape : Ap Lei Chau invites the audience to join the artist for a moment of re-discovery and an on-going dialogue with sounds and places. Documentation of this event will be presented in the exhibition in Chicago.
Exhibition curated by Solomon Yu
Presented by soundpocket
Supporting organization & Venue sponsor by Experimental Sound Studio