PRESS EVENT / HONG KONG
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HKUST, 19.03.2003
video still - Barbara Doser © parallel media
the frame of the press event Hofstetter Kurt (concept and media artist,
Director of the Sunpendulum project) handed over
two of the Facing Time-Eye's artworks to Prof. Paul Ching-Wu Chu, President of the Hong Kong University of Science and
Technology (left) and Prof. Otto Lin, Vice-President for Research and Development of the HKUST (right);
the occasion of the permanent installation of the Time-Eye of Hong Kong
at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology the Office of University
Development and Public Affairs, organized a press event.
The press event was held in English and took approximately 1 hour.
Following the press conference, the Time-Eye installation was visited on the roof of the University building, where in-depth interviews were given to journalists. Finally the HKUST and Commercial Counsellors Office at the Austrian Embassy Beijing held a lunch, which allowed us to build on our relations with the University at the highest level.
|Numerous guests of honour, leading HKUST representatives and journalists of the major Hong Kong newspapers attended|
|Welcoming words by Adrian Cheung, Media Relations / Office of University Development and Public Affairs; he moderated the press event.|
|The opening statement by Prof. Otto Lin, Vice-President for Research and Development of the HKUST; he brought the international media art project Sunpendulum to the HKUST.|
Prof. Paul Ching-Wu Chu, President of the HKUST, pointing out the importance of interdisciplinary Arts and Science projects in particular the international Sunpendulum project with its world wide dimension.
|A small introduction given by Dr. Brigitta Blaha-Silva, Austrian Consul General in Hong Kong.|
|Hofstetter Kurt presenting his international media art project Sunpendulum - thanking everyone involved in the realisation of the Sunpendulum Time-Eye of Hong Kong|
|Dipl. Ing. Dr. Armin Mohsen Daneshgar, representative of the Vienna University of Technology (VUT), highlighting the role of VUT's Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, which has developed the Sunpendulum software.|
Stockinger, Market Manager /
Commercial Counsellors Office at the Austrian Embassy Beijing focused on Austrian activities in the field of culture.
Johannes Neumann, Director of the Vienna Representative Office Hong Kong
and his assistant;
he lined up the contact to Prof. Otto Lin and the HKUST to realize the installation of the Sunpendulum Time-Eye of Hong Kong.
John O. F. Wong, Senior Technical Program Manager / Applied Technology Center - HKUST and Sunpendulum Coordinator of
Hong Kong, Dr. Brigitta Blaha-Silva, Austrian
Consul General in Hong Kong and Hofstetter Kurt
|After the press event Hofstetter Kurt shows the Sunpendulum Time-Eye of Hong Kong to President Prof. Paul Ching-Wu Chu as well as to honoured guests and media representatives. right: Adeleine Lim, Project Manager / Applied Technology Center, HKUST.|
leading daily newspapers and magazines
Oriental Daily News - Orisun,
Wen Wei Po,
Sing Tao Daily,
South China Morning Post,
Hong Kong Economical Journal
Time-Eye of Hong Kong is a media art installation by Hofstetter Kurt realized
in close cooperation with the Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms
/ Vienna University of Technology and the Hong Kong University of Science
and Technology, HKUST.
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