Hong Kong's reputation rests more in its role as a centre of business than of the arts, but for Kacey Wong the city is his home and the place that inspires him. The 33-year-old artist is now hosting a joint exhibition entitled 'Hyper Active' at the Hong Kong University Graduate House, which features installations and pictures he created while completing his fine arts degree in Melbourne. Drift City, a photo series and also the title of his new book, records the results of a performance art piece in which he dressed up as a skyscraper and took to the street in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Cairo. 'Skyscrapers used to have no personality, but this changes when you dress up as one - you start a surrealistic journey,' he says. Wong's work is driven by a belief that architecture was designed to protect the human body, 'just like clothes'. He believes buildings represent cultural attitudes and that people have 'architectural forms'. People create a juxtaposition between the two when they adopt the representation of a skyscraper. Wong aims to lead audiences to ponder the union. He carefully chose the spots to stage his performance: streets in Central, Mongkok and Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong; average streets and a Chinese garden in Shanghai; and pyramids and other historical sites in Cairo. He says Hong Kong and Cairo represent modern and ancient civilisations, while Shanghai captured a civilisation in transition. His performance exhibition garnered a range of responses. While people in Hong Kong were mostly disinterested in his behaviour, in Shanghai and Cairo the show always attracted the steadfast gazes of passersby. 'Hong Kong people are a bit colder. They are so busy and used to not caring for others,' Wong says. Despite the indifference, he still prefers Hong Kong. 'They are indifferent because they are not aware.' In recognition of Wong's contribution to the arts and arts education, he won the Rising Artist Award and the Outstanding Arts Education Award from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in May.