Micromegas at Cinema Du Reel: Passage

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Kingsley Ng

Emptiness is a document of absence.
In every absence, there is a story of loss.
What dwells in lingering emptiness?

When theatre seats are filled again, Passage contemplates the loss behind their once emptiness and what continues to dwell in a void. Paying tribute to Herz Frank’s Ten Minutes Older, the action will take place through a reversal of the screen and spectators. Instead of being seated in the auditorium, the audience would rather find their places on the stage and look back to the vacant seats.

An abstraction of drifting clouds, constructed with pixelated lights, glides across memories of loss and lingering absence, on a mental sky in crimson, like dusk.

Kingsley Ng is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on conceptual and site-specific projects. He believes that art helps us to mediate our environment, whether as a viewer or participator. He presents his new project Passage which he developed during the Micromégas residency last year.

[Past projects include Twenty-Five Minutes Older, a commission by Art Basel Hong Kong which transformed the tram into a moving camera obscura cinema, and After the Deluge, in an underground storm-water tank the size of 40 Olympic-sized swimming pools.]

Micromégas is a cross-residency encouraging conversations on media art between France and Hong Kong initiated by Videotage and the French Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macao in 2021. The residency is co-organized by cneai, the French Consulate, K11 Art Foundation, and Videotage, with support from Cinéma du réel and Lafayette Anticipations.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOther
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2023


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