Samson Young
3D Printed Mini-Golf Course
K11 Victoria Dockside

Samson Young was commissioned by K11 Art Foundation to create a large scale permanent installation for their new retail, art, cultural and dining venue on the Victoria Dockside in Hong Kong’s waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui. For K11 Musea, opening in September 2019, Young designed the Big Big Company (Mini-Golf) installation situated on the 3rd floor as a permanent playable garden featuring 3D printed sculptures. The project features a 4-hole mini-golf course with sitting area, and purchasable golf-clubs and balls.

For the project, MetaObjects facilitated the 3D printing production of the large sculptural pieces and consulted on the design and installation of the benches and artworks in the space. The installation also includes a 12-minute video artwork by the artist.

The brightly coloured sculptures feature elements of the human body and Greek sculptures together with vegetables embedded together. The 3D printing was done using a mix of two colours – pinks, yellows and greens mixed with white and black – as a method of creating a gradient textural effect.

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.