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Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival

Make magical holiday memories in Hong Kong this winter with a new spectacle of light, music and entertainment. This year, the iconic Victoria Harbour skyline will be even more atmospheric and romantic with creative and passionate light-art pieces from local and overseas artists. Hong Kong shows its artistic side through love and romance for everyone! Don’t miss the spectacular ‘A Symphony of Lights’ multimedia show. Throughout the city, enjoy holiday cheer at key attractions, seasonal events and themed tours.

 Info
Date:
29 November 2018 to 24 February 2019

Enjoy Hong Kong’s display of selected light art pieces by artists from Hong Kong and overseas, including Belgium, France, Hungary, India, Israel, Japan, Singapore and the USA. Art pieces, launched in November, will be joined by new additions on 18 January 2019. Many of the inspiring and fascinating installations are interactive and invite viewers to participate, from revealing your inner beauty with ‘Angels of Freedom’ and witnessing the dialogue of ‘Talking Heads’, to activating the flying birds with ‘Birds Fly Around with You’. The exhibition makes the beautiful harbourfront even more atmospheric and photogenic and a perfect place to linger and enjoy the city’s romantic ambience with your loved ones!

Light Art Installations

Check out the light art that will be displaying at the exhibition!

40 Hexaedron (Pierre Ranzini, France)
40 Hexaedron

Forty Plexiglas cubes compose a visual and acoustical symphony. As you watch this moving work, you will be impressed by the permutations of time and space, as well as by the varied aspects of multimedia art.

Size
Each cube is 1m by 1m

Angels of Freedom (OGE CreativeGroup, Israel)
Angels of Freedom

‘Angels of Freedom’ is a beautiful social and interactive light art installation that reveals the inner beauty of everyone by turning them visually into angels. A stark reminder that every individual counts, is amazing and in need of love and care.

Size
5.8m (L) x 4.5m (W) x 3.4m (H)

Bands of Friendship (Vikas Patil and Santosh Gujar, India)
Bands of Friendship

‘Bands of Friendship’ symbolises endless friendship and has been positioned in such a way that when the spectator looks at the pieces from different angles there will be different meanings from every perspective. The nine rings constantly change their colour scheme. The colours are inspired by Indian colour schematics.

Size
8m (L) x 1m (W) x 1.5m (H)

Birds Fly Around with You (Masamichi Shimada, Japan) new
Birds Fly Around with You

‘Birds Fly Around with You’ is an interactive light sculpture which will enchant young and old. A visitor who enters the circle will activate the magical machine. The birds illuminate one by one, giving the illusion that they are flying. The more visitors come into the circle, the more birds will fly around.

Size
8m (L) x 8m (W) x 2.5m (H)

Bunch of Tulips (Peter Koros, Hungary) new
Bunch of Tulips

The tulip must be one of the Netherlands’ most recognisable symbols. During the tulip-mania in 1630, tulips were so popular that the price was about as expensive as an Amsterdam canal house. ‘Bunch of Tulips’ is an enlarged interpretation of the Dutch tulip-craze. By recreating tulips in a huge inflatable installation the artist’s artwork could almost be seen as a work of Pop art.

Size
4.5 m (L) x 4.5m (W) x 5m (H)

C/C (Angela Chong, Singapore)
C/C

The artist wanted to use the property of a material and create a sculpture which functions as a seat for the public. As clear changes to colours, the visual effects switch from having a dynamic shadow play in the day, to a colourful light show in the night. The seat consists of thick acrylic sheets of 15mm, each held together at three points by stainless steel bolts and nuts for safety and stability. It won a bronze award in A' Design Award in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category 2017-2018.

Size
2.5m diameter x 1m (H)

Capture (Daydreamers Design, Hong Kong) new
Capture

Love is an abstract concept. Love is produced in mysterious and fateful ways. The process – from mutual attraction and understanding of each other to final declaration – is one of capture. In seeking out a soul mate in amongst the crowds, one is taken prisoner. With the best of the heart captured, love glitters in the winter sun. Stepping into ‘Capture’, relive the moment of passion. Through the shape of the heart, the twinkle of the lights and the music of romance, the pulse of love is captured.

Size
4m (L) x 4m (W) x 3.4m (H)

Cloudy Lanterns (Mad Rhizome, France) new
Cloudy Lanterns

The design of ‘Cloudy Lanterns’ is meant to evoke a sense of contemplation. In using the medium of light, a memory of nature is transformed through the random and fragmented forms of an artistic object. The saturation of sign, symbol and image present in the city takes us away from those moments of poetry that nature can offer us. There are very few moments when we can look at the sky. This paradoxical idea of bringing the sky closer to the earth, the nature of the city, has given birth to ‘the cloud’ as evidence to create this imagery. The light makes the form live, tells the story, colours the moment.

Size
3m x 2m per lantern (surface on top) x 5.5m (H)

Flowering Phantasm (Clay Dorse Odom, USA)
Flowering Phantasm

A phantasm is an appearance or illusion, an organism that only exists in our mind. ‘Flowering Phantasm’ is a hybrid creature that is hard to pin down but at the same time has a familiarity to it. It can be a flower, a flesh eating plant or a beast. It is all these things. Yet it is not limited to anything specific.

This digital, interactive artwork contains over 400 anodized gold pneumatic ‘petals’ programmed with modelling software and covered with over 900 metres of LED fibre ’hairs’. More than 40 individual LED light sources, controlled with an internal computer, illuminate the object from the interior.

Size
3m (L) x 2m (W) x 2m (H)

Geometry of Love (Daydreamers Design, Hong Kong) new
Geometry of Love

It is often asked: How can one measure love? But love is not easily counted. The amount one loves friends, pets, and belongings, and the depth of romantic feelings, varies from person to person. In fact, love is like the study of geometry, a research of the infinite world of patterns in space. It can start with points and lines, and from there anywhere is possible. The sphere-shaped artwork presents the endless design of geometry. Emphasise the geometric pattern with colour film and it projects the shape of love and sparkles at night. The way everyone loves is different. From the first spark, love grows, spreads, and connects. It moves in different directions and sprouts sturdy new offshoots. The Geometry of Love connects love to geometry to show the different faces and limitless potential of love.

Size
4.6m (L) x 4m (W) x 3.5m (H)

Hello, Stranger (430 LTD, Hong Kong) new
Hello, Stranger

Perhaps it is fate. Two strangers fix their gaze on each other for 60 seconds. As friends for one minute, they will remember each other for a lifetime.

Two strangers stand in the middle of the installation. As their gaze falls on each other, the sensor is activated, and the 60 seconds of interactive experience with LED lighting and music begins.

Size
3.1m (L) x 3.1m (W) x 2.5m (H)

Lost city - Love is in the air (Vaan Ip, Hong Kong) new
Lost city - Love is in the air

Hong Kong is a fast-moving, complicated city. Each day is spent working to put food on the table while also keeping an eye on the misty road ahead. Little by little, numbness sets in. But if, in this busy and crowded metropolis, it’s possible to slow down and look around with fresh eyes, it will be seen that love is in the air, everywhere.

Size
2.2m (L) x 2.2m (W) x 2.5m (H)

Our House (Tom Dekyvere, Belgium)
Our House

‘Our House’ stands for togetherness, happiness, and joyfulness, but also for danger, friction and tension. The ‘(dis)connections’ made between people can be displayed as a web. The work mirrors this web idea, as hundreds of meters of light emitting rope will be tied together to form a network. This network is the reflection of our current society, which merges with nature and in which people express themselves.

Size
Site specific

Talking Heads (Viktor Vicsek, Hungary)
Talking Heads

The two spectacular heads created by the Hungarian light artist Viktor Vicsek show countless emotions and react to each other. Unlike people, these ‘talking heads’ don’t express themselves by means of muscles, but through all the possibilities of light. There are some 4,000 individually controllable LEDs providing different facial expressions in various colours in each head.

Size
2.7m (L) x 3.5m (W) x 4.5m (H)

Tapping (IOIO Creative, Hong Kong)
Tapping

‘Tapping’ is a wind instrument, which brings spectators to a state of tranquillity through organically morphing soundscape and sculpture.

Technically, the instrument is activated by wind, which triggers the sound generators. The data collected by the accelerometer alters various sonic parameters on that particular node. The bending movement of each speaker creates an audio phasing effect, while the unsounded nodes give additional dynamics by hitting one another.

Size
1.8m (L) x 1.8m(W) x 2.5m (H)

 Info
Dates:
29 November 2018 to 24 February 2019 (Seven new exhibits will be on display from 18 January 2019)
Illumination time of installations:
5 - 11pm
Venue:
Central Harbourfront
Admission:
Free
 How to get there
  • From MTR Admiralty Station, Exit A, 10-minute walk
  • From MTR Central Station, Exit A or MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit A2, 20-minute walk

A Symphony of Lights dazzles Victoria Harbour with a spectacular light show performed from iconic buildings on either side of the harbour and accompanied by music by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Don’t miss this dazzling experience!

 Info
Time:
8pm nightly (about 10 minutes)
Website:
www.tourism.gov.hk

Vantage points:

Harbourfront areas near Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui and Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai, as well as from a cruise tour on the harbour.

 How to get there
  • Hong Kong Cultural Centre–MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit L6, five-minute walk
  • Golden Bauhinia Square–MTR Wan Chai Station, Exit A5, 15-minute walk

Experience the different sides of Hong Kong with a guided tour.

Good Evening Kowloon

Good Evening Kowloon

Hong Kong is a city that never sleeps, and its vibrant nightlife is a medley of dynamic experiences. This three-hour evening walk in the lively areas of Yau Ma Tei and Jordan will give visitors a taste of local entertainment and delicacies as well as a glimpse into Chinese culture and Hong Kong society.

 

Itinerary: Visit a heritage red-brick building on Shanghai Street and the classic Yau Ma Tei Cinema, explore Yau Ma Tei Wholesale Fruit Market, be entertained in a singing parlour on Temple Street, dine at a local restaurant and stroll around Temple Street Night Market.
Language: English only
Departure: Tuesday and Saturday at 7pm at MTR Yau Ma Tei Station
Duration: Approximately 3 hours
Price: HK$650 per person
Booking & Enquiry: Tel: +852 5511 4839
Email: info@walkin.hk
Online booking: http://walkin.hk/tours/good-evening-kowloon/
Organised by: Walk in Hong Kong Ltd
Remarks:
  • 10% discount from 15 November 2018 to 24 February 2019 for Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival special.
  • Black out date on 5 February 2019
Dawn on the Horizon: Tai Mo Shan Sunrise Hike

Dawn on the Horizon: Tai Mo Shan Sunrise Hike

Observe the dramatic change from night to day from Hong Kong’s highest peak. This pre-dawn hike to Tai Mo Shan is an ideal way to see the morning light gently unfolding over skyscrapers. Take in the dizzying city lights as you move all the way to the top and see the awe-inspiring faces of Hong Kong. Tour ends at Chuen Lung Village where you can enjoy a dim sum breakfast.

 

Itinerary: Hike from 710 metres above sea level to the top of Hong Kong's highest mountain, Tai Mo Shan, at 957 metres, where you will watch the sunrise. Then, head to Chuen Lung Village for traditional dim sum.
Language: English, Mandarin and Cantonese
Departure: 3:30am, daily at guests’ hotel(s) (subject to confirmation)
Duration: Approximately 6 hours
Price: HK$580 per person
Booking & Enquiry: Tel: +852 3759 7081 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
Email: tour@hstvl.com
Online booking: http://www.tour3g.com/index.php
Organised by: HS Travel International Company Limited
Remarks:
  • Black out dates on 4 February to 9 February 2019
  • Departure time is subject to the time of sunrise.
  • Please contact the travel agency for details.
  • 10% discount from 15 November 2018 to 24 February 2019 for Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival special.

Night Tour

Hong Kong at night is a glittering, shimmering galaxy of lights – and that’s just on a normal day. When the holiday season comes along, the city really gets dressed up! This year’s seasonal get-up includes colourful illuminations decorating buildings along major thoroughfares and around the harbour. Hop on a night-time open-top bus tour or an evening harbour cruise to take in all the sparkles!

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