detour 2017

The Hong Kong’s most anticipated cultural event returns once again this year with deTour 2017, a 10-day festival celebrating creative expression, set to take place from 1 December to 10 December at PMQ, the heart of Hong Kong’s creative community.

Harmonious Chaos . Creation is a process. The simpler and cleaner a design is, the more complicated and tortuous its process may be. In art and design, we always appreciate beautiful outcomes, but often overlook the muddling processes. Many a time, we get stuck in confusion and messiness that we can’t even make sense of - but indeed we don’t have to. All we need is to explore the harmony out of or within the chaos. We may end up with a masterpiece, a little something or even nothing at all, but we definitely have gone through a state of harmony and chaos. The creative process may be inexplicable and incomprehensible, but it matters. deTour 2017 focuses on the harmonious chaos in a creative process. Through exhibitions, installations, workshops and talks, we examine at how a concept evolves to become a result, and offer participants chances to experience the unknowns and possibilities in the course. We hope you will appreciate the imaginative practice behind all designs, and be creative after experiencing them.

Harmonious Chaos . Creation is a process.

The simpler and cleaner a design is, the more complicated and tortuous its process may be. In art and design, we always appreciate beautiful outcomes, but often overlook the muddling processes. Many a time, we get stuck in confusion and messiness that we can’t even make sense of - but indeed we don’t have to. All we need is to explore the harmony out of or within the chaos. We may end up with a masterpiece, a little something or even nothing at all, but we definitely have gone through a state of harmony and chaos. The creative process may be inexplicable and incomprehensible, but it matters.

deTour 2017 focuses on the harmonious chaos in a creative process. Through exhibitions, installations, workshops and talks, we examine at how a concept evolves to become a result, and offer participants chances to experience the unknowns and possibilities in the course. We hope you will appreciate the imaginative practice behind all designs, and be creative after experiencing them.

Witness the Harmonious Chaos of Design at deTour 2017, 10 days of free public installations, exhibitions, workshops, and dialogues showcasing the best of Hong Kong’s creative community

| 4 installations, 11 exhibitions, 19 Design Dialogues, 80 Workshops, 108 Satellite events |

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BLOOM

The interactive Hanging Wall, 合, is positioned centre stage to take advantage of the large vertical space and create a dramatic sculpture which floats in the void of the cathedral like space, as a focal point for people and the 2017 Detour.

With sensor controlled LED illuminated fabric sections the sculpture will respond to the movement at its base around the courtyard. The Sculpture is designed to respond to movement and it could be imagined to program games into its layout.

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Ripple

Ripple is a large-scale installation artwork (bubble cells figured by white wires) following two exhibitions 0.013 Seconds and Influence in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Based on the Buddhist doctrines, this 3D installation expresses human life in relation to the circulation of time frame in the form of movement of ripples which leads to a mirror effect.

Water ripples develop a form of movement symbolizing circulation of life in our world and the harmonious human life in the state of flux. A cycle of life, that is birth, death, and rebirth, happens in a Ksana (0.013 seconds) and repeats indefinitely.

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Motion Type Project

ince the advent of motion graphic, it plays an important role in the dissemination of information. However, the major motion graphics are products of the Roman alphabet, with relatively few examples in Chinese. 
With the differences between Oriental and Western characters, it is not entirely appropriate to adopt the same design approach. In order to offer insights into Chinese design associated with the design quality in motion, the findings of this study should facilitate understanding of how designers or design students learn the evaluation of Chinese motion graphics.