New Vision Arts Festival
AR and Web Experiences
Lau Wai and Enoch Cheng
MetaObjects helped to create two AR and web experiences for artists Enoch Cheng and Lau Wai for the New Vision Arts Festival curated by Kyle Chung. The project includes AR sculptures triggered using a QR code that then leads visitors to a web experience inside a navigable virtual world created in Minecraft.
2³ or Not 2³: East Kowloon is on Minecraft is a virtual art exhibition in the game world of Minecraft. In light of the East Kowloon Cultural Centre’s opening in 2023, the exhibition reinterprets the cultural and historical elements of East Kowloon, featuring two commissioned Minecraft worlds.
About the artist
Lau Wai (劉衞) was born in Hong Kong and currently lives and works in New York City. She utilises photography, video, object and installation to explore the multilateral constructions of identity/ies. She attempts to investigate how history, fiction, personal memory and virtuality collide in the process of identity formations. Her research and material sources range from personal and historical archives to cinematic imagery, popular culture and digital media.
Her works are collected by M+ Museum, Hong Kong; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US; and Alexander Tutsek, Stiftung Foundation, DE, amongst others. She has exhibited at Kunstmuseum Brandts, DK, 2016; Power Station of Art, Shanghai, CN, 2018; Para Site Art Space, Hong Kong, 2015/2018; Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, 2019/2021; Kuandu Biennale, Taiwan, 2018; Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, JP, 2015; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US, 2019; and Yokohama Triennale, JP, 2020.
Enoch Cheng (鄭得恩) is an independent artist and curator. He received his MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, London and a BA in English Literature and Art History at the University of Hong Kong. Concerned with the everyday subtleties in modern lives, his multidisciplinary practice—involving installation, dance, performance, curation, fashion, and the moving image—explores recurrent themes of place, travel, fiction, migration, human and natural history.
Exhibitions include: The Garden, K11 Foundation, 2017; HOMESICK, The Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, DE, 2018;Shuffle at Dance Centre, City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong, 2018; Bon Voyage, Hong Kong Art Centre, 2018; Influenzer and Morphing, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong, 2019; Ask the Ark, Taipei Arts Festival (2019). He is a recipient of the Award for Young Artist (Media Arts) presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2016.