Part of artist Samson Young’s exhibition “Music For Selective Hearing, Or Assisted Living” at Kiang Malingue gallery in Hong Kong, including “Columns of Air” (2022), 3D-printed columns hand-painted with pastel and acrylic, with a fan inside generating white noise. Photo: Enid Tsui
Part of artist Samson Young’s exhibition “Music For Selective Hearing, Or Assisted Living” at Kiang Malingue gallery in Hong Kong, including “Columns of Air” (2022), 3D-printed columns hand-painted with pastel and acrylic, with a fan inside generating white noise. Photo: Enid Tsui
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Hong Kong artist uses ambient sounds and white noise to ask: who controls what we hear in our daily lives?

  • Hong Kong artist Samson Young uses music, ambient sounds and white noise to examine the impact of what we hear around us on our daily lives and mental state
  • Through an installation showing a violist playing a haunting tune, fans hidden inside 3D columns, and childlike drawings, he asks who controls our soundscapes

Part of artist Samson Young’s exhibition “Music For Selective Hearing, Or Assisted Living” at Kiang Malingue gallery in Hong Kong, including “Columns of Air” (2022), 3D-printed columns hand-painted with pastel and acrylic, with a fan inside generating white noise. Photo: Enid Tsui
Part of artist Samson Young’s exhibition “Music For Selective Hearing, Or Assisted Living” at Kiang Malingue gallery in Hong Kong, including “Columns of Air” (2022), 3D-printed columns hand-painted with pastel and acrylic, with a fan inside generating white noise. Photo: Enid Tsui
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