“Art After Hours” this November pivots around the concept of “human voices”, presenting a motley experience of visual and sound art as an elaboration of the audio stimulations and ASMR in Mika Rottenberg’s latest solo exhibition “Sneeze”. Through the exchanges of the human voice are our daily lives built, with meaning conveyed in our day-to-day conversations. Yet before and after any meaning is constituted, the cadence and intonation of the human voice itself is often the vector of nuances that suggests unacknowledged emotions and perceptions. Could sounds, in a certain ambiguous, non-linguistic level, possibly replace human speech and language itself?
This event is going to introduce two original sound performances: the sound artists Jasper Fung and Jacklam Ho, featuring the creative collective Feaston, will perform a remixing of pre-recorded human voices colliding with sounds made with household objects on site. The performance will explore messages unheard of in domestic settings and interpersonal communications. The second act will see the sound artist Olivier Cong perform a live-scoring of Jacques Demy’s 1957 short film Le Bel Indifférent (adapted from Jean Cocteau’s renowned one-act play La Voix Humaine), resonating with the sorrowful female voice that drones on in the film.