Nov 27Dec 6
Untitled Speech

– Hong Kong Beiwei Kaishu light & sound installation

This is a work to placate the grief of destruction of this city.
Since the 40s, BeiWei Kaishu has been utilized extensively on shop signs and a wide range of typographic applications. Yet due to the lack of recognition of its historical and cultural background as well as the destruction of the old city by the so-called urban renewal, such style has been gradually vanished.

While neon light signifies vitality, the combination of BeiWei Kaishu and neon light is a brilliant marriage that brings life to the mundane cityscape. This installation combines Hong Kong Beiwei Kaishu, neon light and noise. Spectators could control the frequency of light blinks and the speed of the noise by distance to the installation.

Adonian Chan

Hong Kong lettering designer, graphic design, and musician. Born in 1986 Hong Kong, graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2009. He cofounded Trilingua Design with Chris Tsui in 2010, and cofounded restaurant and cultural space “tfvsjs.syut” with his music group “tfvsjs”. since 2011, Adonian has been researching on Hong Kong BeiWei Kaishu. He is now on a process of reinterpreting and redesigning this lettering style under today’s aesthetics and technological context.

Unit S504 (5 FL, S Building)

2015/11/27 (Fri) – 2015/12/6 (Sat)