Interactive web-site with cross media arts and performance
Building Hyperlink is a building on the Internet, providing a stage for different artists. As visitors enter the website, a virtual pop-up book reveals the 18-unit building complex. Each unit houses a different performer, musician, animator or installation artist. Visitors can view or even participate in their performances as they wander around in the building.
The 18 units of the building come together like a multimedia orchestra. Apart from musical instruments, the tenants/ artists perform with body movements, images, text and machines to create a synchronized ensemble or to demonstrate excerpts of the music. Visitors can view the ensemble performance on the home page first before moving on to select any combination of different units to create their own unique experience. Streaming will happen at specific times in various units with live performers engaging in interactive performances with other online artists.
Hyperlink is the prelude of this project. It might seem that the artists have no contact on- or off- line. And yet, each performance and movement is connected through this hyperlink. It is this hyperlink that allows us to transform the limitations sprung up from the pandemic into a space, and possibilities that are infinite.
Set in the virtual building, all performances of the 18 units are based on the same piece of music / sound composition, each playing different excerpts. The score is our script that guides the timing, mood, colours and the flow. After experience the ensemble performance on the home page, visitor could move on to the second page, which capable to select any combination of different units to create their own unique experience. Set in the virtual building, all performances of the 18 units are based on the same piece of sound composition, each playing different excerpts with its own mix of the music. Different combinations of the units create totally different sounds and experiences.
Concept, creative director, composer, installation designer & programmer: GayBird
Cellist: Winca Chan
Percussionist: Anna Fan
Bass guitarist: Tom Wong
Guitarist: Soni Cheng
Performers: Mok Jan Tung and Rachel Lau
Illustration & motion graphics designer: Justin Wong
Installation design & engineer: Fung Wing Lam
Software Developer: Hemlet Lin
Animation & motion graphics designer: Dick Fai and Terence Cheng
Text: Cheuk Wan Chi
Web Designer: Henry Chu and Pill & Pillow
Producer: Jamie Wu
Video director & editor: Cheung Kit Bong
Movement director: Ata Wong Chun Tat
Art director: Dorothy Lau @ GTDL Creative
Art assistant: Cheung Chin Long
Stylist: Cheung Siu Mei
Costume designers: Hofi Man Ho-yin @Einen-hofi, Liu Chun Ki @ZEP
Make Up: Kiwi Leung
Hair: Lee Chun Wai Kei
Camera: Leung Yau Cheong, Yu Hau Ming and LEUNG KOK TO
Lighting : Lo Cheuk Nam and Ko Wing Chai