"Voyages"－ a large-scale digital art installation at H Queen
H Queen’s (HQ) is proud to present "Voyages", a large-scale digital art installation consisting of video artworks presented by world-class galleries and artists, including teamLab (Pace Gallery), İnci Eviner (Pearl Lam Galleries), Zhao Zhao (Tang Contemporary Art) and Sputniko! (Whitestone Gallery). This is the first large-scale digital art installation to be shown on a main street in the busiest CBD in Hong Kong, where the passers-by will stop in their tracks to experience the Voyages among the hustle and bustle of Central.
Located at 80 Queen’s Road Central, "Voyages" will be 6.5 metres tall and 8 metres wide, made up of approximately 200 LED screens, bringing a unique visual experience. The installation will run on the HQ façade from 16th March, transforming the space into an invitation to journey through new ideas, drawing the viewer beyond themselves and on an ethereal voyage in March, Hong Kong’s annual arts month.
Whitestone Gallery will present ‘The Moonwalk Machine - Selena’s Step’ (2013) by British-Japanese artist Sputniko! (b. 1985). The installation tells the story of Selena, a fictional woman who invents a lunar rover rigged with high-heels with the hope to leave her marks on the surface of the moon. The installation includes an image of a super heroine "Lunar Girl" – who Selena dreams of becoming – as well as the actual lunar rover. The machine was created after visiting and talking with engineers and specialists at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, and is designed so that the high-heel marks are left firmly on the moon's surface. True to the word "sci-fi", the work embodies a mixture of science and fiction, but the inspiration actually came from a real-life amateur scientist, a 13-year-old girl, who succeeded in launching a Hello Kitty doll aboard a rubber balloon into the stratosphere. The cheerful actions of Selena accompanied by lively music combine to create a powerful statement on female empowerment and the many ways in which women can change the world.
More information of HQ and the public art programme can be found at its official website: www.hqueens.com.hk
Show Period: 16 March-26 March
Show Time: 8am to midnight
Address: H Queen's, 80 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong