TechBox: Interaction of colour in space (Work-in-progress)

Freespace The Room


A “show and tell” experiment with colour in time, space and sound


This July, TechBox returns to Freespace, transforming The Room once again into a lab for media art experimentation.


In a work-in-progress presentation – part of a multi-year project of performances, sharing sessions and public events – cross-disciplinary artist Samson Young collaborates with lighting designers Kinphen Leung and Kaki Lai, sound designers Gut Lam, Caesar Seto and Jaycee Kwok, space designer Tiffany Lau, and musicians Colleen Lee and Linus Fung to explore visual and aural perceptions of colour in time and in space.


Inspired by Joseph Albers’s influential 1960s text Interaction of Color, the creative team explore media technologies with a focus on sound spatialisation and the interaction between visual and auditory senses. How does visual and sonic colour fill a space or bleed through an edge? How does the passing of time take on a variety of hues?


The durational presentation takes place over a period of six hours on each day. The audience are free to enter or leave the venue at any point during this time. Please note that the event will be photographed and video recorded for promotional and archival purposes. This event marks the first phase of the research and development of the project. A full-scale presentation is scheduled to take place at Freespace in 2023.


About TechBox

TechBox is a four-year collaborative platform established between Freespace and the School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. The platform brings together media artists, theatre designers, faculty members and students to explore new frontiers of technology and performance and devise experimental creations in a technological context.


In 2021, the opening programme art TALKS tech presented work by audio engineers, sound artists and artists specialising in digital kinetic sculptures and multimedia. From 2022, TechBox offers public and academic presentations demonstrating various stages of the research and development process for creating technological works.


Principal Artist

Samson Young


Artist-Researcher Team

Kinphen Leung

Kaki Lai

Gut Lam

Caesar Seto

Jaycee Kwok

Tiffany Lau



Colleen Lee

Linus Fung



Bobo Lee*

Yuen Cheuk-wa


*Staff of West Kowloon Cultural District


Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China 25th Anniversary



Creative Tomorrow

The Programme is part of “Creative Tomorrow” exclusively sponsored by
The Hong Kong Jockey Club.


Exclusive Sponsor:

The Hong Kong Jockey Club


Co-presented and co-produced by:
Freespace and the School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
School of TEA is supported by HKAPA TechBox Project Fund


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