Mr. Kit Hung’s work "Breath" seeks to remind people about the quality of life in the city


Date: 15 Nov 2013 (Friday)


Film academic’s work showcased at international new media arts festival


Mr. Kit Hung, Lecturer of the Academy of Film of the School of Communication, was invited by the Microwave International New Media Arts Festival (Hong Kong) to produce a work for its Project Room Exhibition on the theme “Looking at the Big Sky”. Fourteen video artists from Germany and Hong Kong were selected to produce work on the theme.

Hong Kong is a concrete jungle with high-rise buildings everywhere. Polluted air is trapped in the city, noise from traffic bounces back and forth. The sky is usually a narrow gap between buildings. Mr. Hung’s work Breath is an experiment in trying to put into context the “concrete”, noise, and nature. It seeks to remind people about the quality of life in the city. The work was recently shown at the Hong Kong Film Archive.

Microwave International New Media Arts Festival was launched in 1996. It has developed into the only art festival in Hong Kong dedicated to new media art.