Always Becoming#Hong Kong

Always Becoming#Hong Kong
Project by Alessandro Carboni

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Ready to presents the further step of Always Becoming project in Hong Kong. The project is a nomadic platform of research reflecting on the body by combining, performative practices, embodiment processes, body mapping of urban space, cartography and experimental geography. The project is a production by Progressive Archive, with the support of Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC); Videotage: Fuse Artist-in-residence Programme; Italian Culture Institute of Hong Kong; School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

More info about the project:

29.1.2016 (Fri) – 28.2.2016 (Sun)

From objective map to subjective mapping
with Alessandro Carboni
04.2.2016 (Fri) – 3:00pm
@ School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

Spacing resonance in the topology of the voice
with Piersandra di Matteo
23.2.2016 (Wed) – 5:00pm
@ 6/F Future Cinema M6094 – School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

City_Scores# – video and drawings
20-28.2.2016, 11:00am to 6:00pm
19.2.2016 (Fri) – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
@ Videotage, Cattle Depot Artist Village

Corporeal Maps#Hong Kong
19.2.2016 (Fri) – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
@ Unit12, Cattle Depot Artist Village
23-24, 26.2.2016 – 5:00pm
25.2.2016 – 11:00am
27-28.2.2016 – 2:00pm
@ Unit12, Cattle Depot Artist Village

Embodied City – talks, presentation, detours
20.2.2016 (Sat) – 2:30pm to 6:00pm @ Unit12, Cattle Depot Artist Village
21.2.2016 (Sun) – 11:00am to 5:00pm @ Peng Chau Island

Visual/media artists, theorists, performers and urban planners – including Piersandra di Matteo (Performing Arts Theorist), Chang Ping-hung (CUHK/Architect), MapOffice/Laurent Gutierrez and Valérie Portefaix (Architect/Visual Artist), Leslie Van Eyck (Curator/WingPlatform), Yang Yeung (Curator), David Jhave Johnston (Digital Poet), Jane Prophet (Media Artist), Damien Charrieras (Media Theorist), Lai Wai Yi, Monti (Visual Artist), Josef Bares (Visual Artist) – will sit down face-to-face with Carboni, and openly discuss the relations between urban space, body and mapping practices.

EM: tools urban practice and performance practice
with Alessandro Carboni
11:00am to 3:00pm @ Videotage, Cattle Depot Artist Village
EM is a method of urban mapping created by Alessandro Carboni who uses the body as a cartographic tool. The goal is to stimulate, observe, capture and extract events that occur in real time in the urban space. This method is able reveal those events of which we are not fully aware because they are in the periphery of our attention: they are waiting to be revealed. The workshop consists of practical and theoretical activities in studio and outdoors.

Working team:
Project, installations and choreography | Alessandro Carboni
Performers | Tsui Ivy and Felix Ke
Theoretical consultant | Piersandra di Matteo
Project Coordinator | Florence Wai
Texts and images | Alessandro Carboni
Assistant and texts editing | Luxi Fang
Design | Leo Cheung

Production: Progressive Archive;
With the support of Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC); Videotage: Fuse Artist-in-residence Programme; Italian Culture Institute of Hong kong; School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong;
In collaboration with: Adaptive Environments Research Group/IT University of Copenhagen; Living Archives Project, University of Malmo; Kunsthal, with the support of Participatory IT/Department of Aesthetic of Communication at the University of Aarhus; Atelier Sì spaziotempo 2015/16 Artists in ResidenSì Programme – Progetto Interregionale di Residenze Artistiche realizzato con il contributo di Regione Emila-Romagna e MiBACT.

Locations and info:
Videotage: Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong – T +852 2573 1869 F +852 2503 5978 –
School of Creative Media: Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre Level 7 – 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong –

[project blog] :

Always Becoming – Case study#2 Hong Kong.

A collaborative research platform with performers and researchers to test and apply Em:toolkit – urban mapping tool for performance practice. The project is developed within a collaborative platform, in which researchers and performers, share research materials, ideas work around practices of mapping, cartography and performance with the goal to create mappings and performances between theory and practice. The project is part of FUSE:: artist-in-residence program @ Videotage – in collaboration with School of Creative Media, Hong Kong – April 2015


Learning Curves Series: Shing mun River#1 @ Art Basel

I will present the installation Learning Curves Series: Shing mun River#1 @ Art Basel. It will be part of a group show organized by Artist Pension Trust and Latitude 22N in Hong Kong, in collaboration with the Collector Club.
The show at Latitude 22N will be open to the public from Wednesday May 14th to Sunday May 18th during the following hours:
Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th 11am to 7pm
Saturday 17th 11am to 9pm
Sunday 18th 11am to 5pm

Learning Curve/Shing Mun River # maps and drawings

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Drawings by Alessandro Carboni with aerial photography of Shing Mun River/Hong Kong, 1963.
Learning Curves/Shing Mun River # research process
from Overlapping Discrete Boundaries – Asia
a project by Alessandro Carboni – 2013
realised within Library – SoundPocket, Hong Kong
with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute and the General Consulate of Italy in Hong Kong.