:: HKACT! Act 1 BeHere: 01.12.2018 - 30.04.2019 :: 10 locations in Wan Chai
Augmented Reality Public Art Project by Masaki Fujihata
Presented by Tourism Commission
Organised by Hong Kong Design Centre
Commissioned by Design District Hong Kong (#ddHK)
Produced by Osage Art Foundation
Preview with docent-led tours: 01.12.2018 – 09.12.2018; Everyday at 10:30, 14:30, 16:00, 16:30 & 17:00
Project Period: 01.12.2018 – 30.04.2019
“HKACT! Act 1 BeHere” focused on individual people’s snapshots and images of daily life in Hong Kong from 1940s to 1970s. Actors were then invited to act out perceived scenes and shot by photogrammetry with 70 cameras in 360 degrees to create 3D figures. These figures are then augmented onto 10 public spaces in Wan Chai.
“BeHere” is a platform that encourages the audience to explore their own experience. They are free to interact with the 3D figures in virtual space, to re-composite the scene between the two realities with their own imagination, and to include their family and friends into the frame.
Fujihata says, “‘BeHere’ is a virtual lens to bring people from the past back into the present. For all societies, it is very important for each generation to inherit their own history. History emerges from accumulated and shared personal experiences. We see heritage as an object from the past, but the present will be our heritage in the future. ‘BeHere’ becomes a platform to retrieve memories of the past and places them in the present, allowing visitors of all ages to create moments together as an archive for the future.”
BOOK YOUR TOUR NOW!! Available during 1 – 9 Dec. Places are limited. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (852) 2389 8332.
More information: www.hkact.hk/behere