Mobile M+: Moving Images (Part Two: Midtown POP)
By Denise Tsui
Complementing the two-month screening program of M+’s latest endeavor “Mobile M+: Moving Images” is a bi-part exhibition showcasing an assortment of artworks—from photography and installations to animations and films—created by 24 local and international filmmakers and artists. One venue, where two large-scale installations are displayed, is the former-slaughterhouse-turned-artspace Cattle Depot Artist Village in To Kwa Wan. Across the water, in the heart of Causeway Bay, Midtown Pop is hosting the majority of the exhibition. The barely one-year-old artspace is a platform for revolving projects and is located in the shiny new complex of Soundwill Plaza II. Sprawled spaciously across the 17th and 18th floors, the exhibition evokes excitement (and at times, annoyance) via our audiovisual senses, as the unending glow coming from screens and projections, and the disquieting sounds of other works, contend for the viewer’s attention. Here are just a few of the standouts from the exhibition.