Kinetic Art: Mind-blowing Exhibition by ifva-Award Winner

Why We Recommend it

Kenny Wong Chi-chuen, winner of the 23rd ifva Awards Media Art Category stimulates visitors with unimaginable possibilities of movements in sculptures and disturbing computer-generated sounds that defy the understanding of physics and art.


“Moving Average” is Kenny Wong Chi-chuen (b. Hong Kong, 1987)’s solo exhibition which presents his recent media art works from 2016 to present. His oeuvre showcases his artistic practice and exploration of motion by using computational kinetic sculptures to compose movements that shift relentlessly in-between rhythmical equilibrium and unbalanced emotional states.

Of particular note-worthiness are three art pieces: Undermine, which contrasts and balances a disturbing kinetic movement with the slow pace of a natural body movement; dist.duo, which intervenes in the indefinite movement of two pendulums generated by computer; and The Canvas of Resonance, a sound and visual installation that manipulates the surface of metal sheets to create complex sound compositions.

Co-presented by Goethe-Institue Hongkong and ifva, the exhibition will be initiated by an opening ceremony held on 15 December 2018, which will be followed by an Artist Talk by Wong (moderated by Yeung Yang, a local curator, writer and lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong).

An emerging local artist, Wong explores the delicate relationship between daily experiences and perceptual stimulation by hybridising analogue and digital representations. Noted especially for his computational kinetic sculptures, his works are experiments of visual patterns, motions and sound textures. Wong has exhibited in more than ten countries, including WRO Media Art Biennale in Poland, Ars Electronica Festival in Austria as well as FILE Festival in Brazil.


When: 17 Dec 2018 - 12 Jan 2019 Where: Goethe-Gallery & Black Box Studio, Goethe-Institut Hongkong, 14/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre – 2 Harbour Road – Wan Chai