'Unmute — The Sound of Hong Kong' Exhibition 無意聲展

We call Hong Kong our home, our place.
It is the place in which we live,
but have you ever listened to its sounds?

香港,是我們土生土長的地方。
每天於鬧市穿梭的你,
可曾細聽這個地方的聲音?

We call Hong Kong our home, our place. It is the place in which we live, but have you ever listened to its sounds? Culture is a mixture of little details in daily life. It lives in the subconscious of people, informing the ways in which we live. You hear the clock’s “tick-tock” in the workplace, you recognise the “clickety-clack” of trains and vehicles. Yet, have you ever listened to the place you’re most familiar with? Relationships evolve through communication—through exchanges of thoughts. When was the last time you shared your story with others? And when was the last time you listen to your inner voice? 

“Mute” is a function on a cellphone. “Mute” is also the inability to speak. To “unmute” means to open up—to sounds, to voices. Hong Kong is a plentiful and beautiful city and it is up to us to unmute it or not. In this exhibition, we suggest you to “unmute” your surroundings, to put away your phones and to listen to and feel the sounds and voices of Hong Kong. Many muted aspects of the community—from the everyday sounds of our surroundings to the inner voices of our neighbours—will be showcased. The exhibition leads you along the unique yet familiar tones of Hong Kong culture, the sounds of ordinary objects, the silence of strangers and family, and the stories of those members of the community who have seen Hong Kong develop into the place it is today.

 

Facebook: fb.me/unmutehk

Website: https://unmute.hk

Exhibition Highlights

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A project by BA(Hons) in Communication Design Year 3 students

Credits:

Alice Wan, Astrid Li, Ava Chan, Brenda Hui, Chan Hin Yung Chan Ka Man, Connie Chan, Happy Lai, Ho Shan, Jacky Ho, Lee Nicole, Lokki Chau, Poon Ching Chloe, Sara Ng, Thomas Chan, Tiffany Lau, Tong Wing Yi Ivy, Victoria So

Project Leader: 

Anneke Coppoolse