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A2 Exhibition Series One: First Aid – What Do We Need Now?

Sound and Vision Festival (SVF) has been held every year in Hong Kong since 2000, aims at exploring the inter-relationship of two medium, sound and images through both mainstream and alternative programmes, providing exposure for the local artists by performing in public, as well as inviting overseas artists for cultural exchange programmes.

In the past, SVF mainly focused on moving images like video and animation. This year, to widen the scope of vision, the festival has included 2D poster exhibition for the first time. A group of 9 Hong Kong artists, based on the creative theme ‘What Do We Need Now?’, designed a series of A2 poster to present their thoughts on the topic.

“Vision should not just cover moving images only, but also 2D graphic design and that’s why we initiated this exhibition as one of the programmes in the SVF of this year,” said Chau, the animateur and one of the participated designers of the exhibition. “We set ‘First Aid – What Do We Need Now’ as the main theme because we would like to find out what we really need now in Hong Kong after a chapter of social and political clashes in society.”

These 9 designers (Aobavision, AtomicAttrack, db-db, Junkie, Panism, Rex-Air, Shellmoonsite, Sixstation, and Sleepatwork), with different background and style, expressed their own attitude on the topic through these A2 posters using illustration and photography. Besides the exhibition, each poster is re-printed in a very limited quantity to sell for charity purpose. So if you like their works and want to keep one for collection, your generous purchase is definitely welcome!

When you give a visit to the exhibition, don’t forget to spend some time on reading the little simple booklet of the event. It helps you to understand more about them and their works.

‘A2 Exhibition Series One: First Aid – What Do We Need Now?’ is the first graphic exhibition in the SVF, so does it mean that similar exhibition will become a part of routine programmes in the festival every year? “May be … it depends on what other ideas we will come out after,” said Chau.

Yes…don’t try to limit our ideas with any fixed forms and let the creativity breed freely. Let’s wait and see what surprise that SVF will bring to us next year.

Sound & Vision Festival 03
A2 Exhibition Series One: First Aid – What Do We Need Now?
Date: 17th August – 14th September 2003
Place: Basheer Design Books
Address: 1F, Flat A, Island Building, 439 – 441 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Text and Photos: Mlee and CC from Shellmoonsite

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