Visitors to the West Kowloon Cultural District will get to experience the Northern Lights in Hong Kong from February 13 to March 5. The outdoor display, which is part of the Borealis art installation by Swiss artist Dan Acher, will be an immersive light and sound experience projected over the Great Lawn of the Art Park from 7pm to 10pm.
As part of the installation, the Northern Lights will be recreated in the night skies of Hong Kong. The hue and density of the digitally controlled lights will change depending on the weather and natural environment. Borealis, which is part of the media arts festival SerendiCity, has toured more than 30 cities around the world.
SerendiCity features a series of online and in-person art experiences. Berlin-based artist Robert Seidel’s Petrichor, which revitalises a dry riverbed using hybrid digital flora and artificial mist. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Biometric Theatre at the Xiqu Centre will be a series of interactive installations, such as a suspended landscape of light bulbs that pulsates to the rhythm of visitor heartbeats.
The other programmes in the festival are:
- Distributive Intelligence | A Group Mind by Lukas Truniger at Xiqu Centre
- Remembering the Red Chamber by Enoch Cheng at Xiqu Centre
- “Word Game” Special Edition ‘A Practical Poet’ by Team 9 x Milo Tse at Xiqu Centre
- The Orchestra of Temple Street by Chilai Howard online
- A Village Idyll on a Radioactive Field by Vvzela Kook online
- Hong Kong’s Next Top Artist by Mak2 online
- Lecture performances online
Header image credits: West Kowloon Cultural District