In Response to Our New Arts World – Arts Go Digital

In Response to Our New Arts World – Arts Go Digital

The arts sector has always been endeavored to explore how the arts and technology can combine through various attempts and experiments. It is believed that living under the shadow of the pandemic in 2021, there might be more opportunities for artists from different sectors to explore, communicate and exchange ideas, in the hope of bringing in a variety of innovative insights.

Looking ahead, have you ever wondered whether the artist’s creative methods and process will still be the same? Are there more rooms for creativity or are there more constraints? How could the work establish a new relationship with the audience? This talk invites artists from different disciplines to share their experience and insights into arts and digital, in hope of pushing the limits forward, and keeping the arts rolling.

*Conducted in Cantonese via Arts Go Digital & The Culturist’s Facebook Pages



From on stage to online – An unusual experience to interact with audiences
Joyce Cheung, Co-
Artistic Director, Music Lab
Flavian Luk, Company Manager, Music Lab

How do we interact with the audience through the use of technology when theatre cannot be physically present?
Michelle Li, 
Founder and Co-Artistic Director, Rooftop Productions

How to encourage international collaboration during the pandemic? On the other hand, how do we enhance the interaction in the hope of reaching out to more audience?
Kingsley Ng, Multi-disciplinary Artist 


Isaac Leung, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Board Director of the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival 

Date: 26 Feb 2021
Time: 14:30-15:30
Type: Live Stream

About the Speakers

Kingsley Ng  

Kingsley Ng holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in New Media from Ryerson University, Canada; a Master of Science degree in Sustainable Design from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland; and Post-diplôme avec les félicitations du jury à l’unanimité (Master of Fine Arts degree equivalent) from Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains, France. His work has been shown to critical acclaim at prominent international venues such as the Guangzhou Triennial, the Shanghai Expo, the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial Japan, Milan Design Week and various exhibitions in France, Italy and Australia.He is the recipient of the Hong Kong Arts Development Best Artist Award (Media Arts) in 2013, Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in 2013, Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award in 2008, and Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award in 2009. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University.


Michelle Li

Michelle Li is the founder and co-artistic director of Rooftop Productions. She holds an MA in Performance Making from Goldsmiths, University of London, and BA in English Studies from the University of Hong Kong. Apart from making her own work, she is also a theatre director, performer, singer, producer and theatre educator. Recent local works include, for Rooftop Productions: TestimonyThe Furies VariationsNot The MaidsLost ShorelineMilk and HoneyThe Beautiful OnesA Series of Unexpected Events; for Hong Kong Arts Festival: A rehearsal log of Wizard of OzDanz Up . 


Joyce Cheung

Hong Kong based jazz pianist, arranger, and composer. Joyce is the co-artistic director at Music Lab, an emerging cross genre music festival organiser. Her debut album, Set Loose, was released in 2020 under a recoding label called Ginger Muse. Joyce’s latest performances include the “Flow: Notes between HK & SG”, organised by the HKETO in January 2021. Last year, she co-curated two large-scale online shows Show Must Go OnLine followed by Show Will Go OnLine 

Joyce spent her formative years at the Berklee College of Music, graduated with first honors in film scoring and contemporary writing and production in 2014 and subsequently completed a master in contemporary performance in 2017. Despite her many hats, Joyce is also a dedicated educator. She was invited to conduct masterclasses and performed at Musicians Education Festival, Prague. She also teaches the Jazz programme at The Education University of Hong Kong, and is a frequent collaborator with local musicians, including Chan Fai Young, Joey Yung, Alfred Hui, On Chan and the Grasshoppers.


Flavian Luk 

Flavian graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Social Sciences, majoring in Politics and Public Administration. He later obtained a Master of Cultural Management from the Hong Kong Chinese University. Since his graduation, Flavian has founded Music Lab with artistic director KaJeng Wong, and have been working as the Company Manager since then.

As the lead administrator of the Music Lab, Flavian has produced and managed the Music Lab Festivals from 2016 to 2018, and produced a number of signature performances for Music Lab, which some have toured to different parts of the world. In 2020, in response to Covid-19, Flavian worked with co-artistic directors Cy Leo and Joyce Cheung to produce two online ticketed productions Show Must Go OnLine and Show Will Go OnLine. 


About the Moderator

Isaac Leung 

Dr. Isaac Leung is a practicing artist, curator, and scholar in art and culture.In 2003, Leung received an Honorary Fellowship of a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the New Media Art Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. During 2013 and 2020, Leung was appointed as the Chairman of Videotage. During his tenure, he initiated and participated in projects that included exhibitions, workshops, lectures, publications, online projects, and symposia. Some of these include 40 Years of Video Art in Germany and Hong Kong (Hong Kong and Germany), The 12th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition (Italy and Hong Kong), Perpetual Art Machine (USA), Time Test – International Video Art Research Exhibition (China), ISEA Festival (Hong Kong, China), Both Sides Now (Hong Kong, UK, and various countries), Loop Barcelona (Spain), One World Exposition (Hong Kong), China Remixed (USA), Clockenflap (Hong Kong), and Art Basel Crowdfunding Initiative (Hong Kong). Leung has taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Baptist University, the City University of Hong Kong, the Education University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Arts of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Board Director of the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival.