Photos by Travis K.
Known worldwide as the creative force behind the musical entity UNKLE, James Lavelle’s interest in seeking out the boundaries of creativity started quite early. First in the form of the iconic Mo’ Wax record label, one which he founded at only the age of 18. Then as UNKLE, where Lavelle would push the envelope again in the creation of music. That journey has come in full circle with Daydreaming With… The Hong Kong Edition. A traveling exhibition of “experiences” curated with fellow artist Simon Birch, the multimedia exhibit features works by collaborators like Futura, 3D (Massive Attack), Faile, and many more, it is an exploratory voyage for you senses, that purgatory dream-like state where your neither asleep or awake. Its that blurring of the conscious, when you’re partially surrendering yourself to your surroundings, the very sensation Lavelle tries to achieve in Daydreaming With…, .
Fine tuning to the very last hours, Lavelle was on hand to talk with the first few visitors about Daydreaming With… The Hong Kong Edition. The exhibition also features several new additions from notable Hong Kong artists like Li Wei, Huang Rui, Prodip Leung, Cang Xin and Wing Shya. Jamie Shovlin, Emma Richardson, art collective known as Shynola, all have contributed new works to the exhibit as well.
Daydreaming With… The Hong Kong Edition is now on display at Artistree and serves as an ideal prelude to the upcoming Honk Kong Art Week. Free admission to all, the exhibit opens daily from 10:30 am to 7 pm.
1/F, Cornwall House | Map
Taikoo Place, Hong Kong
Exhibition Dates: May 4th, 2012 (Friday) June 7th, 2012 (Thursday) | 10:30am 7pm
Li Wei | Huang Rui | Prodip Leung | Cang Xin | Wing Shya | Warren Du Preez | Nick Thornton-Jones | Shynola | Jamie Shovlin | Emma Richardson | 3D | Azzi Glasser | Ben Drury |
Boudicca | Dan Glasser | David Nicholson | FAILE | FUTURA | Ian Monroe | John Hillcoat | Jonas Burgert | Jonathan Glazer | Kai and Sunny | Nathan Coley | Oswaldo Macia | Polly Borland | Simon Birch