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Art talk: For Whom the Bell Tolls: Samson Young's recent projects in sound

[14.01.17 – 14.01.17]


Samson Young


4/F Lecture Theatre, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong

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The first recipient of BMW and Art Basel collaboration ‘BMW Art Journey’ Samson Young will be hosting a discussion reflecting upon new and on-going project ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls: A Journey Into the Sonic history of Conflict’. An epic endeavour spanning 5 continents in two months, questioning the structural relationships bells have to celebration, communication, ritual and time. An idea formed around the instances of bells being melted down to create cannons in periods of conflict and evidences of the reverse happening during moments of harmony. Young listens and responds to the bells producing visual and compositional echoes, which together express the tension between times of war and peace.