Cultural Masseur: Talking Heads #01 – Art X Perceptual Psychology: Cross-modal Imagination

Date: 2020.05.24
Time: 11:00AM - 2:45PM 
Price: Free admission 
Cultural Masseur: Talking Heads – Art X Perceptual Psychology: Cross-modal Imagination

We habitually categorize our perception of the world along the limits of our senses – sight, sound, tactile, and so forth, but these boundaries behave more like permeable fault lines. The Chinese language is filled to the bream with examples of cross-modal thinking – fine porcelain’s surface is ‘warm and moist’, a mind that is high-spirited is likened to the tactile sensation of a ‘filled-and-full’ stomach – examples are numerous. Hong Kong artist Samson Young will initiate this edition of “Cultural Masseur: Talking Heads” with the programme “Art X Perceptual Psychology: Cross-modal Imagination”. With a series of events which consists of an artist presentation, an experimental showcase and a chill-chat salon, you will be led into the important pathway to open-mindedness through cross-modal thinking.

Experiential Showcase: Sound Sketching Session | Tamar Park | 24 (SUN) May 2020 11:00-12:30
In this session at Tamar Park, participants will open up the boundaries among their different senses. Various sounds from the field will turn into sketches through paints and brushes.

Artist Presentation | UB/F, Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre | 24 (SUN) May 2020 14:00-14:45
Samson Young will talk about how ‘cross-modal thinking’ could break through the invisible walls among different senses through the work of art.

Chill-chat Salon
Samson Young will initiate this follow-up discussion with Prof. Cheung Him, Chair Professor of Cognition at The Education University of Hong Kong, and Hong Kong writer Hon Lai Chu. The conversation will further lead into areas such as perceptual psychology, humanities and philosophy. Edited video recording will be published to the website of Cultural Masseur for public viewing.

Please register HERE for free admission

Stay tuned for more cross-disciplinary artistic experiences to freshen up your mind! 

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