“Empty Space” Outreach Programmes - Exclusive Sessions for AAiSS
9 Sep


Empty Space, presented by Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC), will be open to public on 2 October 2022 at 618 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok.


Curated and created by artist Vvzela Kook, Empty Space focuses on the keyword "Liquidity" which was inspired by Zygmunt Bauman's research on Post-modernity. Zygmunt described modernisation as a process of liquefaction, in which change is the only permanence.


During the exhibition period, exclusive some sessions of outreach programmes will be held exclusively for arts ambassadors.


Details of "Exclusive Sessions for AAiSS":


(1) NOT EMPTY City Sketches Workshop




Vvzela Kook has created many works on urban morphology and historical research since 2015 which gradually developed her method of using croquis sketches to observe the city and record the research process. In this workshop, the artist will share her research process on using drawing to do records in past works, introduce her usual drawing tools and how to use them. Finally, she will observe and perform croquis sketching in Mong Kok with fellow participants to fill the city's "emptiness".


Tutor: Vvzela Kook
Session: A. 9 October 2022 (Sun)
B. 15 October 2022 (Sat)
Time: 14:00-17:00
Venue: 1/F Multi-Function Room, 618 Shanghai Street
Target: Aged 12 or above
Quota: 12 for each session


(2) "Empty Space" Artist Guided Tour



Join the "Empty Space" Artist Guided Tour -- Vvzela Kook will guide you to experience the interactive game in the exhibition. You will get to know the creative inspiration behind her artworks and explore the undefined "empty space" in the continuous reconstruction and flow of urban communities. 


Tutor: Vvzela Kook
Session: A. 9 October 2022 (Sun)
B. 15 October 2022 (Sat)
Time: 11:00-11:45
Venue: G/F, 618 Shanghai Street
Target: Aged 12 or above
Quota: 12 for each session


Artist Biography: Vvzela Kook

Photo credit: Eugene Cheung

  • Vvzela Kook is a new media artist who mainly works in audiovisual mediums, including performance, theatre, computer graphics, and drawing.
  • Kook’s video works combine technology with her artistic practice to reproduce and convert urban cityscapes into an integrated virtual experience, guiding the audience on a cybernetic journey.
  • Kook has participated and shown her works in Kathmandu Triennale (2022), Para Site (2020), C-LAB (2019), MoCA Taipei (2019), Asia Society Hong Kong Center (2019), Tai Kwun (2019), Microwave International New Media Arts Festival (2016, 2018), PuSh Performing Arts Festival (2017), Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (2017), Hong Kong Arts Festival (2015), and “89+” programme (2012) co-curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets.


Notes on Registration:

  • In case of oversubscription, allocation of places will be determined by drawing lots.
  • Participants will receive a confirmation e-mail upon successful registration. Please observe related notification.
  • All events will be conducted in Cantonese.
  • For details of the exhibition and outreach programmes, please refer to the website https://arts-tech.hk/events/empty-space/
  • Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) reserves the right to decide and alter the operation of the activities at its own discretion.


Deadline: 30 September 2022


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Enquiry: 2820 1083/arts.tech@hkadc.org.hk