OUR VISION 視野
soundpocket is a promoter, educator, facilitator, and gatherer. We work in the fields of sound, art and culture. We find sound in diverse and dynamic relations with many different art forms (visual art, installation art, music, theatre, dance etc.), and with a variety of cultural contexts that give meanings to our lives. We would like to work with all those who share this active interest in sound.
soundpocket supports not just an art form, but ideas and possibilities that engage with aesthetically meaningful, culturally-grounded and publicly relevant sonic practices, which have a lot to teach about how we understand the world and the experiences yet to be valued.
IF YOU LISTEN, YOU CAN BE ANYWHERE
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OUR TEAM 團隊
Programme Leaders 項目策劃及統籌
MANDY CHAN 陳希雯
VANESSA LAI 黎穎欣
Administration Assistant 行政助理
LIANNA WONG 王鈴欣
Founding Member & Artistic Director 創團成員及藝術總監
YEUNG YANG 楊陽
Yang Yeung is an art writer and independent curator. She founded the non-profit soundpocket in 2008. She initiated independent artistic research project A Walk with A3 (2015-17) to support the right of art to be in the streets. Yeung is a researcher of the international Institute for Public Art, independent art critics collective Art Appraisal Club (HK), and the International Art Critics Association (HK). She is Co-founder of 1983. She serves on the board of MaD, a regional platform that encourages social innovation. She was Asian Cultural Council Fellow in 2013-14. She teaches classics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Chairman, Board of Directors 董事會主席
Cédric Maridet studied literature and sociolinguistics in Paris VII University, and holds a PhD in Media Arts (City University of Hong Kong). His practice includes intensive field work and research to create video, installations, photography, sound compositions and works on paper, constructing narratives based on history, fiction or science.
Maridet has participated in residencies, solo and group exhibitions internationally, including Tate Modern in UK, Para Site and Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong. In 2014, he was awarded the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards – Artist of the Year (Media Arts) and Gold Award in Media Arts Category at the 19th ifva. In 2005, he was awarded Prize of Excellence in the Hong Kong Art Biennial. In 2013, he was commended by Secretary of Home Affairs for making outstanding contributions to the development of arts and culture. He currently holds a position of Assistant Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts at HKBU.
CHOI TSZ KWAN 蔡芷筠
Choi Tsz Kwan, ger is a performance artist, designer, educator. She start doing performance since 2003, and was invited to tour Germany,Swiss and Austria. She was one of the initiators of ‘Art Action to Conserve the Clock Tower’. In 2010, in the name of ‘Post-80s’, she was elected a committee member of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and chaired the Arts Education Committee. She was also a guest lecturer at the School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Artistic Director of The Housenews. Exploring traditional art form in recent years, graduated from Ikenobo Central Training Institute, which is the origin of flower arrangement in Japan wth 555 years written history. She is now the deputy principal of the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity.
CLAYTON LO KENG CHI 盧勁馳
Clayton Lo Keng Chi graduated with a Master’s Degree in Arts from The University of Hong Kong, majoring in Comparative Literature. He is very fond of reading and writing, and he enjoys cinema and visual arts as well. During his studies, he led reading groups and was actively involved in the publishing of literary journals. He was one of the editors of Fleurs des Lettres, a literary magazine. He has devoted himself to literary writing since 2001, and his works were published in local literary magazines and journals, including Fleurs des Lettres, Platform, Ming Pao and the Hong Kong Economic Journal. Lo is the recipient of several literary awards, including winner of the 2nd Young Writers’ Debut Competition in 2009, and he subsequently published his award-winning work in a poetry book titled “Latency”.
SUSI LAW 羅偉珊
Susi Law is an independent curator and artist. Graduated in Master in Fine Art at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway, and BA in Visual Arts at HKBU. Susi has been managing charitable art organisations soundpocket in 2009 -11 and Art and Culture Outreach (ACO) and Foo Tak Building in 2015 – 2019. Susi is keen on community building and active listening, she is now Gardener/ Programme Manager of Peace Generation that promotes peace & conflict studies and offers peace education to the public.