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about us

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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soundpocket 扮演宣傳、教育、促進與收集的角色。我們涉足聲音、藝術與文化發現聲音與不同的藝術形式(包括視覺藝術裝置藝術音樂戲劇舞蹈等)有著多樣化和動態的關係;在不同的文化背景下為我們的生活賦予意義。我們希望與所有對聲音有同樣興趣的人共事。

參考閱讀:《傾聽:用有孔的口袋收集聲音》(刊登於《號外》2008年六月號)

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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
CEDRIC MARIDET

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.

Directors 董事
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.