Hong Kong’s Symphony of Lights laser show still plays every night at 8pm despite tourists being at an all-time low, a situation questioned by artist Mark Chung in his residency at de Sarthe Gallery this month. Photo: Martin ChanHong Kong’s Symphony of Lights laser show still plays every night at 8pm despite tourists being at an all-time low, a situation questioned by artist Mark Chung in his residency at de Sarthe Gallery this month. Photo: Martin Chan
Hong Kong’s Symphony of Lights laser show still plays every night at 8pm despite tourists being at an all-time low, a situation questioned by artist Mark Chung in his residency at de Sarthe Gallery this month. Photo: Martin Chan

Why keep Hong Kong’s light show going with no tourists, artist asks as part of show exploring his personal and political fascination with lights

  • Mark Chung is baffled by the absurdity of continuing the Symphony of Lights when tourist traffic is at an all-time low, reflected in his Befuddled installation
  • ‘Wheezing’, his exhibition at Hong Kong’s de Sarthe Gallery this month, also looks at how light was weaponised during recent anti-government protests

Topic |   Art
Hong Kong’s Symphony of Lights laser show still plays every night at 8pm despite tourists being at an all-time low, a situation questioned by artist Mark Chung in his residency at de Sarthe Gallery this month. Photo: Martin ChanHong Kong’s Symphony of Lights laser show still plays every night at 8pm despite tourists being at an all-time low, a situation questioned by artist Mark Chung in his residency at de Sarthe Gallery this month. Photo: Martin Chan
Hong Kong’s Symphony of Lights laser show still plays every night at 8pm despite tourists being at an all-time low, a situation questioned by artist Mark Chung in his residency at de Sarthe Gallery this month. Photo: Martin Chan
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