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Sounds and sites that give Asia Art Archive's Claire Hsu pleasure

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 23 May, 2015, 10:53pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 23 May, 2015, 10:53pm

Spotify's world yoga series, educational websites to help her daughters learn, and fiction and history books are accompaniments to Hsu's busy life.

What I’m listening to: I wish I had more time to keep up to date with music. Instead, I rely on Spotify and the numerous playlists it has to offer. In the mornings, while practising yoga, I listen to the world yoga series with songs from Mali to Nepal.

What I’m reading: I normally have a fiction and historical book going at one time. I’m reading The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt and The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci by Jonathan D. Spence. And I’m eagerly awaiting Amitav Ghosh’s Flood of Fire, the third instalment in the Ibis trilogy.

What I’m watching: I enjoyed Anything is Possible, a documentary about the artist William Kentridge who is coming to Hong Kong at the end of June. Artists I’m watching:working at Asia Art Archive (AAA), I’m fortunate to get to know numerous artists through our programmes and the material that comes into the collection. I’m looking at the works of Wu Tsang, who is doing a residency at Spring Workshop; AAA’s artist-in-residence, Marysia Lewandowska; local artists Ha Bik-chuen, Samson Young; Kong Chun Hei, Leung Chi-wo, Sara Wong and Vivian Poon.

Where I’m surfing: Burak Arikan’s generous graphcommons.com that allows anyone to create a responsive relational map; a number of online educational websites for children with my daughters, especially jr.brainpop.com; for news, foreignpolicy.com; and Instagram to follow artists, friends and family.

(As told to Kate Whitehead)