Formally trained in classical music composition, artist and composer Samson Young’s work draws from a wide range of avant-garde compositional traditions. Recent works, such as Nocturne (2015), So You Are Old By the Time You Reach the Island (2016), Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief (2017) and One of Two Stories or Both (Field Bagatelles) (2017), express his interest in sonic experience in contemporary art through performances, site-specific sound installations, objects and drawings.
In ‘Please Lend Me Your Cochlea and Brain’, the second conversation in our Hong Kong Talk Series, Young joins Taiwanese curator Jau-lan Guo, whose work centres on sound art, moving image, visual culture and the dynamic relationship between art and social reality, to explore the realisation, presentation and implications of sound art works in a visual art context. The talk is moderated by Ying Kwok, guest curator of Young’s current exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
Please Lend Me Your Cochlea and Brain
Date: 3 August 2017 (Thurs)
Time: 7.30 – 9 pm
Venue: Miller Theater, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Speakers: Jau-lan Guo, Samson Young
Moderator: Ying Kwok
Language: Mandarin, with simultaneous interpretation in Cantonese and English
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register here in advance.