“Animamix Biennale 2015-16” organised by the School of Creative Media (SCM) of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) officially commenced on 21 March at the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre (CMC).
The exhibition under the theme “POST PiXEL” showcases contemporary art under the influence of the unique aesthetics and culture of animation and comics. The aim is to inspire viewers with new thoughts through technology and media art.
Officiating guests at the opening ceremony were Ms Florence Hui Hiu-fai, Under Secretary for Home Affairs, Professor Way Kuo, CityU President, Professor Richard Allen, Dean of SCM, Mr Chan Shing-wai, Assistant Director of Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and Dr Lesley Lau Fung-ha, Head of Art Promotion Office at Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
Four of the eight participating artists are SCM teaching staff: Mr Ip Yuk-yiu, Associate Dean of SCM, Professor Maurice Benayoun, Mr Tobias Gremmler, Adjunct Professor and Dr Max Hattler, Visiting Assistant Professor. The other four artists are Mr Silas Fong Sum-yu, Ms Fiona Lee Wing-shan, Mr Otto Li Tin-lun and Mr Wong Ping.
The artists explore topics such as the relationship between humans and space, media and technology through a thought-provoking journey via multimedia artwork in forms such as image installation and an animated game.The exhibition being held from 22 March to 17 April was presented by Leisure and Cultural Services Department and co-organised by SCM of CityU and Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre.