Samson Young
3D Printed Bumper Car
Edouard Malingue Gallery, Shanghai

For Samson Young’s solo exhibition The Lion Is Like A Lion’s Mouth at Edouard Malingue Gallery in Shanghai, MetaObjects facilitated production of a large 3D printed shoe that was installed on a bumper car base. The print was coloured by the artist and installed with music playing as people drove the car around the gallery. In addition to the car, 3D printed frames were created for the artist’s sound drawings. The exhibition also includes an animated video work, an automated toy car and a CNC milled lion sculpture. The exhibition was on from 6 November until 23 December 2018.

About the artist

Samson Young is an artist and composer based in Hong Kong. Young's diverse practice draws from the avant-garde compositional traditions of aleatoric music, musique concrète, and graphic notation. Behind each project is an extensive process of research, involving a mapping of the process through a series of ‘sound sketches’ and audio recordings. His drawing, radio broadcast, performance and composition touch upon the recurring topics of conflict, war, and political frontiers.

Young was the inaugural winner of the BMW Art Journey Award at the Art Basel Hong Kong 2015. His recent solo projects include Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (2015); Team Gallery, New York (2015); Para Site, Hong Kong (2016); Experimenter, India (2016); and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany (2016).

As a practising musician, Young is the member of multiple bands and has collaborated with ensembles and orchestras worldwide. He has participated in international music and performing art festivals including Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt; Fusebox Festival, Austin; New York Electronic Art Festival, New York; Tonlagen Festival, Dresden; Transart Festival, Bolzano; and MONA FOMA Festival of Music and Art.