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Cultural Masseur: Self Institute

Hong Kong Arts Centre 

Respond to the Current Era via Interdisciplinary Artworks

Living in such a tumultuous place with countless issues, lots of thoughts entangled in our head, emotions keep piling up and there is nowhere to dispel them, eventually it builds a heavy sense of powerlessness. At this point, art becomes the outlet of expressing all the unutterable emotions. Within arts creation, it hides the real portrait of society.

“Self Institute” provides a platform for youngsters to fulfill their artistic initiatives, merges the current local social issues with arts, extracts art elements from different fields, thus creating interdisciplinary artworks that reflect local social conditions. The programme will invite a group of artists and professionals from different disciplines as mentors to give guidance and envision participants in arts creation and reflections on social issues. The mentors will also share their own experiences, insights and expertise from respective disciplines. Once the participants are selected to be the apprentices, they will have the chance to receive Seed Funding to develop their creative cultural plans and realize their artistic initiatives.

If you have any creative ideas, or you are interested in interacting with artists and professionals, Cultural Masseur “Self Institute” is willing to provide a platform for expressing your ideas about different social issues via art.

Respond, communicate and interact to the current era via art instead of words. Infuse all our ideas and emotions into artworks, and let art become a mirror to reflect our reality.


A Cross-disciplinary Artistic Experience

“Cultural Masseur: Talking Heads” will present different cross-disciplinary sessions to break the walls between art and other disciplines.

All things on earth are intertwined in one way or another. Starting from May this year, “Cultural Masseur: Talking Heads” initiates different inter-disciplinary sessions with various disciplines ranging from neuroscience, technology, space, mindfulness, perceptual psychology, etc.  at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Each programme features a local or overseas artist, consists of an artist presentation, an experiential showcase that opens to the public, and a chill-chat salon engaging selected guests, experts and professionals from various disciplines, which are open for the general public to recapture via our online channel.


Programmes Overview:

【Talking Heads #01】Art X Perceptual Psychology: Cross-modal Imagination
【Talking Heads #02】Art X Mindfulness: Listening to the Boundless Universe through Art
【Talking Heads #03】Art X Sound, Mind & Matter: 
Bathing in Frequencies
【Talking Heads #04】Art X Journalism Infographics: From Sketch Practising to New Narratives
【Talking Heads #05】Art X Memory of Body, Object & Space: Alpine Tango
【Talking Heads #06】Art X Mathematics: The Geometry and our world
【Talking Heads #07】Art X Resilience and Social Change
【Talking Heads #08】Art X Climate Change
【Talking Heads #09】Art X Arthouse Games and Playful Media
【Talking Heads #10】Art X AI

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

Cultural Masseur Website: www.culturalmasseur.hk

What's On
4/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre  
2022.05.25 - 2027.05.27
Public Arts
Cho Yiu Chuen 
2022.11.01 - 2024.11.30
Public Arts
Cho Yiu Chuen 
2022.11.01 - 2024.11.30