Mo Tat¬†is a small village on north-east Lamma Island. The village is composed of three areas:¬†Mo Tat¬†Wan along the beach, Mo Tat Sun Tsuen (Mo Tat New Village) on the hill and¬†Mo Tat¬†in the valley. Soon, Mo Tat is to welcome British artist Mike Cooper.
Mike was invited by soundpocket to come to Hong Kong for Around sound art festival 2013. He his now continuing his stay to work on his ongoing field recording project: Island, as part of The Library‚Äôs artist residency in¬†Mo Tat.
As a sound explorer, Mike‚Äôs art practice is all¬†encompassing, straddling performance, recording,¬†the art of¬†soundscape, and more.¬†He¬†had visited and made field recordings¬†around the islands¬†of¬†Ubin, Fiji, Hawaii, East Timor, Bali, Penang‚Ä¶ in Pacific Ocean and South East Asia.
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Mike said, ‚ÄúI do feel people miss a lot of the acoustic environment by not walking.‚ÄĚ On the 7th¬†day of¬†Lunar New Year, would you like to listen and walk with Mike, and sharing his listening experience in the village?
Registration: Please send your name with contact number to¬†firstname.lastname@example.org¬†before¬†14 February, 2013, 17:00. Successful applicants will be contacted individually.
Note for participants:¬†Participants are required to bring their own recording device¬†and notebook.¬†You may be invited by The Library to contribute your recordings to our online community.
More about Mike Cooper:¬†www.cooparia.com/projects/walking-in-ubin
Date: 16th¬†February, 2013
Venue:¬†Mo Tat,¬†Lamma Island
Quota: 20 people
Gathering Time and Place: 9.00¬†am, Aberdeen Pier(www.ferry.com.hk/chi/service.htm),¬†HKD22 for Round-trip¬†ferry fare.
Estimated Ending Time: 3.00 P.M.
About Edwin Lo
Edwin Lo is an¬†artist from Hong Kong. Through different explorations on sound, Lo tries to develop his own philosophy and language on sound and listening: thinking sound as an object of desire, as haunting memories and experiences.¬†auditoryscenes.com
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