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Festival Grand Opening

8/11/2019 (FRI 五)
18:30 - 21:00

Exhibition Hall, Low Block, Hong Kong City Hall
5 Edinburgh Place, Central

Free admission

20:00 - 20:30
食堂樂隊 工作坊
2018 -
Alexis Malbert aka Tapetronic (France)
亞歷克西斯‧馬爾伯特,又名為 Tapetronic (法國)

The CANTINE ORCHESTRA workshop is a creation in its own right that can be considered as a collective experience, always led by the presence of the Chef/artist Tapetronic. An ephemeral restaurant is made and installed in the space dedicated to the event (it’s necessary to add a sound system). The construction is a DIY structure (cardboard, wooden pallets…) that can be inspired by local street food restaurants or even cocktail bars. The public is then invited to manipulate and discover a series of devices and sound machineries designed by the artist, considered as starters, main courses, desserts and drinks proposed “à la carte”: Electronic Spoons for the ears, Soda Scream for the voice, Mint Synths for the fingers… All these inventions allow to play and improvise electronic music while discovering in a fun way the many physical and scientific sound phenomena possible in cookery, all with good smells and good mood!

食堂樂隊工作坊是一件被視為由主廚 / 藝術家Tapetronic領導的集體體驗式獨立創作。在展間「建起」一間短暫經營的餐廳 (當然需要添加音響系統);裝置裡包括一件DIY (自己動手做)的結構,裡面有紙板、木托盤等,靈感可以源自當地的街頭美食餐廳甚至是調酒酒吧。公眾會被邀請進內去發現及操作一系列由藝術家設計的設備和聲音機器,這些會認為是點菜的物品:開胃菜、主菜、甜品、飲品等。電子勺子是耳朵、蘇打「尖叫」是聲音、薄荷合成器是給手指用的⋯⋯所有發明都可以用來即興演出電子音樂,在過程中享受及發現烹飪過程中許多的物理及科學聲音現象,給觀眾一段充滿香氣與好心情的經驗!

Artist Biography

Alexis Malbert (aka Tapetronic)

Alexis Malbert (aka Tapetronic) is a French artist, inventor, musician, performer, animator, researcher and publisher who works as a creator of new sound reproduction media. Often critical of our media society, he acts at the crossroads of genres, from music to visual arts, from hacking to pranks and jokes…

Since the 90s, he explores the history of sound to create many sound machineries and kinds of new media by recycling, transforming, assembling the mechanical, electronic and physical components of audio material. His curious musical performances reveal new instruments and new gestures. He gives another approach to information in the age of the Internet and all digital, even an alternative!

He is now very involved in the creation of young and all-public workshops, considering these workshops as creations in their own right. He often associates sound with his passions for cooking to spend an exciting time with the audience!

Alexis Malbert was born in Paris in 1976, he lives and works in Limoges, France and travels all over the world. He is today an active and passionate actor of sound and media arts.




20:30 - 21:00
Arvid&Marie (The Netherlands / France)
阿維德&瑪麗(荷蘭 / 法國)

The jovial and eccentric duo Omninaut explores very serious contemporary themes in creatively absurd ways: through the lens of music and spoken word, sound becomes a material for surreal atmospheres. Bridging diverse topics and explorations that range from A.I. to mundane contentment; Omninaut treats performativity as a tool and explores technology and its impact on both a micro and macro level of contemporary society.


Artist Biography


Arvid&Marie is a duo of artists, experience designers and technological adventurers always aiming to discover new ways to stretch our world. Together Arvid Jense (NL) and Marie Caye (FR) collaborate on their shared passion for art and technology.

Inspired by popular technological hoaxes and nonsensical techno-utopist sci-fi, just as much as deeply ingrained fears and critics of technological progress, the duo Arvid&Marie is looking at the emergence of artificial entities and the alternative futures they inspire. This line of research has lead them to express the perspectives of non-human actors in events and exhibitions across the world, for instance by creating a self-owning machine, making replicas of products as understood by recommendation algorithms or performing live the directives of chatbots. These pieces offer a different view on ethical tech discussions, but also experiment with marginal ideas: futures such as one where machines aim for self actualization via autonomy and fight for a legal status or were humans become employees of machines.