Foreign Exchange: Hong Kong - Betsey Biggs
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Videotage presents

Betsey Biggs (USA)
Foreign Exchange: Hong Kong

Artist Talk

Date: 25 January 2011 (Tuesday)
Time: 2:30 - 4pm
Venue: Screening Room, The School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

Opening Reception
Date: 27 January 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Videotage
Address: Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kln. HK

Date: 28 January - 16 February 2011 (closed on 2 - 6 Feb 2011 for Lunar New Year)
Time: 12 - 7pm
Venue: Videotage
Address: Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kln. HK
*Free admission*

Betsey Biggs (USA)

Inspired simply by an old map of Kowloon Walled City and her experience staying in Chungking Mansions many years ago, Betsey Biggs feeds her curiosity for the city of Hong Kong through a collaborative project with local artist Samson Young.
Both artists will spend one week in each other’s respective city. Based on their experiences abroad in an unfamiliar and foreign space, they will create an audio-visual installation by using the detritus collected in each other's city. To display her interpretation of Hong Kong, Biggs will use objects, images, soundscape, as well as other inexpensive materials found in the city. Through the collection, she will construct her own version of Hong Kong city.
Biggs will present her installation, providing an opportunity for people to explore Hong Kong through her audio-visual experience and step into a secret porthole connecting Hong Kong and Providence, Rhode Island.

**'Foreign Exchange' is a collaboration between Betsey Biggs (USA) and Samson Young (HK). Another part of the project "FOREIGN EXCHANGE: PROVIDENCE" by Samson Young will be carried out at Brown University, Providence in late April 2011.

About the Artist

Betsey Biggs
Betsey Biggs is an American composer and artist whose practice in music, sound, video and installation aims to explore the resonance between sound and image, to actively engage the audience, and to explore the relationships among sound, memory, and geography. Her work has been described by The New Yorker as "psychologically complex, exposing how we orient ourselves with our ears." Her work has been seen and heard at venues as disparate as ISSUE Project Room, Abrons Arts Center, the Conflux Festival, MASSMoCA, Sundance Film Festival, and on the streets of Oakland, Red Hook, Williamsburg and the Gowanus. She holds a Ph.D. in music composition from Princeton University and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University.


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