We were commissioned by Art Basel to design a booth for crowd-funding of the exhibition.
We are extremely happy and honored to be designing the Crowd Funding booth for two pioneers of the art field: Art Basel(Switzerland) and Videotage (Hong Kong). The booth will be located on the 3F of the Art Basel Art Fair at the Hong Kong Convention Centre, Wanchai, from 22-26th March 2016. The booth will be showing casing video art works from 7 video art institutions in Europe and Videotage. It will also be housing the round-table discussions for the Art Basel Crowd Funding initiatives.
We wish to create a non-static booth. The booth can be construed as the simple interplay of two tectonic elements: the “frame” and the “cubes”. The “cubes” houses the video art pieces and they are clad with mirrored plastic: thus they are effectively formless as they will be reflecting the scenes around them. The “frame” is capturing these videos like a spider web, symbolizing the non static nature of video arts.
Although the project is relatively smaller compare with the other projects that we have experienced, the design and planning process required tremendous efforts and dedication from all parties. All of our design reviews were conducted through Skype : a very interesting part of our design process: using video call to be creating a space for video art.
GROUNDWORK TEAM CY Lau, Echo Xiang, Lawrence Law, Krystal Lung, Manfred Yuen
PHYSICAL MODEL Crevices Design (Raymond Chan)
LOCATION Hong Kong Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
EXHIBITION ORGANIZER Art Basel / Videotage