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Events 11 | 2013

Tues, November 19, 2013
Alan Kwan: Bad Trip − Navigate my Mind

Lecture in English
Room 323 (Entropia) at the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe (HfG), 4 p.m.

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Since November 2011, the artist Alan Kwan from Hong Kong records each of his steps with a video camera attached to glasses. Every evening, the artist uploads the video material in the computer game "Bad Trip" which is programmed and designed by himself. In this way, the players can experience the images as fragments of memory in a three-dimensional environment and metaphorically stroll through the memory of the artist.

During the lecture, the young artist from Hong Kong will talk about his work "Bad Trip" which can be experienced in the exhibition "ZKM_Gameplay".

Alan Kwan
(b. 1990) is a media artist and filmmaker from Hong Kong.

His work focuses on the creation and design of new technologies and interactive experiences for future cinema. His work has been exhibited at Ars Electronica Festival (Austria), ZKM Center for Art and Media (Germany),404 Festival (Argentina), Vector Game Art Festival (Canada), Games of Art Exhibition (Australia), and also featured in various media including Discovery Channel, WIRED, Popular Science, and Boston Globe.

Started making short film at the age of 9, he has also been a filmmaker whose films have been awarded and showcased at film festivals including International Video Art Festival Camaguey (Cuba), Hong Kong International Film Festival and Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva). In late 2011, he was invited to attend the Asian Producerís Lab at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in Korea.

For more information about the artist, please see: www.kwanalan.com

This lecture is a cooperation between the ZKM and the University of Art and Design Karlsruhe (HfG)



- subject to change -
photo: Portrait Alan Kwan, Courtesy of photographer Amy Cheng

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