For this talk, MetaObjects will share their work with Hong Kong artist Samson Young for his works using 3D printing and robotics, and Shanghai artist Lu Yang using live motion-capture technology and games.
MetaObjects will also share how they work with cultural institutions such as M+, Tai Kwun and Asia Society to develop a deeper understanding of advanced technologies to help realize complex creative projects.
MetaObjects will discuss their approach to knowledge sharing and artistic collaboration, and how they seek to bridge the gaps between sectors and disciplines of art, technology and academia. The intention is to enable new artistic possibilities with technology, where technology is not an end in-itself, but a means to expand forms of creative expression.
MetaObjects is a studio based in Hong Kong that aims to facilitate digital production with artists and cultural institutions. Working across VR, AR, 3D printing, motion-capture, audiovisual production, software and web development, MetaObjects seeks to encourage the sharing of knowledge of new digital tools and processes. The studio is co-founded by Technical Director, Andrew Crowe and Artistic Director, Ashley Lee Wong.
MetaObjects has worked with artists including Samson Young, Lu Yang, Wang Xin, Isaac Chong Wai and Wong Kit Yi; and cultural institutions including M+ West Kowloon Cultural District, Tai Kwun Centre for Art and Heritage, Asia Society Hong Kong, K11 Art Foundation, de Sarthe Gallery, Para Site Art Centre, Rockbund Art Museum, University of Salford Art Collection, and others.
Andrew Crowe is a technologist and software engineer with over 15 years experience working in London. He has worked as Principal Developer for a financial company, start-ups and agencies. He applies his skills to work in close collaboration with partners to tackle a wide range of projects with advanced technologies.
Ashley Lee Wong is a curator and researcher with over 10 years experience in the art and cultural sector in the UK and Hong Kong. She is a PhD Candidate at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. She has worked in London as Head of Programmes and Operations at Sedition, the online platform for distributing digital limited editions by contemporary artists.