ICC Light and Music Show collaborates with the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and the City University of Hong Kong to present world-renowned artist Jim Campbell’s Eternal Recurrence
The ICC Light and Music Show, hosted by Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited, features another world-class art installation, following the success of Berlin artist Carsten Nicolai’s work shown in May this year. As part of the ‘Fleeting Light’ exhibition presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and organized by the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, world-renowned media artist Jim Campbell was invited to present his recent work, Eternal Recurrence, which appears on the exterior of the International Commerce Centre (ICC) from September 11 onwards.
Chicago-born Jim Campbell has long been recognized in the United States and Canada as a true master of light and shadow art, having received many professional awards, including the Annual Bay Area Treasure Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2012. Campbell is best known for his pioneering LED installations which reveal ‘vanishing shadows’. Like paintings in Plato’s cave, these masterpiece illusions of reality let us see what is happening from the shapes and movements of shadows. These are shadows that represent life in motion, a continuous stream of moving silhouettes. Cleverly utilizing the characteristics of this unique art form, Campbell’s work is always featured with an explicit theme that provides the audience a chance to contemplate the flickering dynamics of light and shadows.
At the ICC, Jim Campbell presents Eternal Recurrence, his largest work in terms of overall scale, which displays people swimming up and down the ICC facade. Campbell expressed his pleasure about using the ICC as his canvas, proclaiming it the best building in Hong Kong for exploring the art of light and shadows. For Campbell, the three facades of the ICC act together as never-ending lanes of a pool where swimmers are able to put on displays of true freestyle human motion without the resistance of gravity.
The public are invited to view the stunning performance of Eternal Recurrence along the promenade from Central to Wan Chai. The best views are available from the P3 and P4 public terraces of the IFC Mall.
Eternal Recurrence by Jim Campbell
Display Venue: Facade of International Commerce Centre
Period & Time: 11 September 2014 to 8 October 2014
19:00 - 19:40; 20:25 - 20:55; 21:10 - 22:00 daily
About the ICC Light and Music Show
The ICC Light and Music Show on the tallest building in Hong Kong combines music and animated story themes. An advanced computer programme controls each LED on the facades to create truly breath-taking animated images.
The Show has set a Guinness World Record for the largest light and sound show on a single building. The best places for viewing are the P3 and P4 public terraces of the IFC Mall, which are equipped with advanced audio equipment that broadcasts the music in sync with the Show. People can also download the ICC Light and Music Show smartphone app to hear the music while they watch the show from the shores of Victoria Harbour.
About International Commerce Centre (ICC)
ICC, situated above the MTR Kowloon Station, is the tallest building in Hong Kong. It rises 490 metres above sea level and its 118 floors contain grade-A offices, Hong Kong’s highest indoor viewing platform - the Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, Sky Dining 101 and The Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong.