Dr Kacey Wong, Assistant Professor of the School of Design’s Environment and Interior Design Discipline, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, was invited by Lingnan University’s Department of Visual Studies to share his thoughts on “Using Art to Change the World” with students on 5 November.
During the seminar, Dr Wong showed a few video clips of his experimental art projects, including Sleep Walker, Paddling Home and Famiglia Grande. These either reveals the social implications of men and their living space, or points to the social-economic problems of Hong Kong, including the acute problem of housing and the deteriorating quality of life.
Dr Wong believes that art creation is similar to investigating into a criminal case, whereby the artists presents the social and cultural reality to the public and exposes the problems for public attention and action. He called on our students to think about the future of art development in Hong Kong while appreciating various art forms.