“Verticality plays a fundamental role in arts, architecture, or even humanity. This piece is expressing how urban design for high-density environments affect the meaning of urban space through the current trends and challenges in urban development.
In the contemporary world, public urban space becomes valuable and contested merchandise in a super dense, complex, and vigorous urban condition. Most of the Asian cities, such as Hong Kong are having a rapid revolution of the urban transformations due to the rapid constructions and population densification, as well as the intricacy of urban living conditions. Today, many spectacular skyscrapers are emerging in cities to create new landmarks that evoke the aesthetic of verticality."
(binaural, please use headset for 3D effect)
Jennifer Cheung – Digital Drawing and Video Production
Kevin Luce – Sound Effects
ToA Connect is a creative project connecting artists through digital implementations – collaborating traditional artists/designers with new media or converting computer languages into art.
In a world of digitalization, the use of computer has become an alternative or the next generation of pencil and ink. With the increasingly importance of new media, we would like to collect, connect and explore the interactions between traditional art/design practice and digitalization through this project.
Through accumulation of creative concepts and educational implementations, Time of Art (ToA) operates and manages traditional artistic heritage, develops platforms to showcase innovative ideas, bridges traditional with contemporary art whilst aiming to be the pioneer and promoter of creative culture.
Watch curator, Marcus Wong, in conversation with host, Adolfo Aranjuez, talking about the artworks from ToA Connect.
The Beauty of Verticality by Jennifer Cheung is presented as part of ToA Connect and Mapping Melbourne 2020-21.
City of Melbourne, Creative Victoria and Australia Council for the Arts
Time of Art