The research studio Kinesthetic Montage: Hong Kong Film Archive led by Esther Lorenz has been invited to exhibit at the 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Hong Kong). Kinesthetic Montage Hong Kong explores the strong connection between film, urban space and movement that exists in Hong Kong, by capturing the aesthetic experience of this sensorial rich pedestrian city through audio-visual and graphical means. The work exhibited at the Biennale is the result of a one-week immersion into Hong Kong’s cityscape, with walking serving as the primary means of locomotion, assisted by the rich array of public transport means. Each of the short films and drawings presented focuses on a particular experiential aspect, offering a poetic and critical reflection on Hong Kong’s unique spatial qualities, inspiring new ways of sensing the city and possibly innovative future designs that are grounded in these deeply perceptive observations.
Kinesthetic Montage Hong Kong is funded by the Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation, the Arts Council, and the School of Architecture, University of Virginia. The Biennale will open on December 12, 2017, and will run through February 11, 2018.