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ISEA2016 Open Sky Project for ICC Tower

ISEA2016 Hong Kong in partnership with the OPEN SKY PROJECT offers an opportunity for artists to present their video projects on the 77,000 sqm of urban media screen that makes up the façade of the highest tower in Hong Kong : the ICC (484m).

As a joint collaboration between ISEA2016, Open Sky Project, ICC (Sun Hung Kai Properties) and Hong Kong Arts Development Council, the Open Call for artworks was posted in late 2015. As a result, 73 submissions from around the globe have been received and an Official selection of top 6 artists and 22 honorable mentions have been elected by an international board of expert juries through a blind review process, as follows. 


 RESULTS of the ISEA2016 Open Sky Project for ICC


Laurent Mignonneau & Christa SommererFly High - Time Flies

Dorothy Wong, Chung Ka Hei & Pan Shi HangCity Paths 

Clea T. WaiteBig Moon Hong Kong

Genetic MooOpen Sky Etude 

Marcel Schwittlick & Thomas HeidtmannBerlin Calling

Luke PendrellSuperluminal



Mariana Carranza - Following Bees

Peter Williams818 Cubed 

Jay Lei Pui Weng - Food Chain 

Elena Knox - Beholder

David Fodel - The Bones

Will Hurt - Formal Movement

H2o(Harry Hung) & Catqu - Inevitable Death of the Universe

Hye Yeon Nam - Wonderland

Henrik Elburn - Tentative

OUCHHH Studio (Eylul Duranagac) - CONNECT

Eylul Dogruel - Lisa

Cedric van Eenoo - Untitled

Erik Adigard/ M-A-D & Chris Salter- Counterpolis

Justin Harvey - Blurred Lines

Sean CluteDancing Ellipses

Stéphanie Morissette - The Vultures

Lo Yeung Man Teddy - Spectrum Manners II

OiOi Collective (Sami Kamppi) - Awakening

Sala Wong - If you are happy, clap your hands 

Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo - Immersed

Michael Hawksworth - Flight

Cynthia Beth Rubin & Susanne Menden-Deuer - Antarctica Underwater



Doo Eun Choi
Independent curator and art consultant, visiting faculty at Parsons the New School for design
Nina Colosi 
Curator and Founder of Streaming museum 
Caroline Ha Thuc
Curator and art writer, Curator of the 5th Large-Scale Public Media Arts Exhibition: Human Vibrations, Hong Kong 
Ellen Pau 
Independent cinematographer, curator, teacher and filmmaker. Co-founder of Videotage, Microwave International New Media Arts Festival.
Christiane Paul
Associate professor at The New School, Adjunct curator of new media arts at Whitney Museum of American Art
Susa Pop 
Urban Media curator, founder of Public Art Lab(PAL) - Connecting Cities, Media Facades Festivals Berlin 2008 and Europe 2010
Jeffrey Shaw
Chair Professor, School of Creative Media, CityU HK, Media Artist, Artistic Director ISEA2016 
Tony W M Tang 
Deputy project director of Harbour Vantage Management Ltd., Deputy Director of Architectural Design, Sun Hung Kai, and Vice President of Hong Kong Institute of Architects
Tanya Toft 
Curator, researcher and lecturer on Urban digital art, Curatorial advisor for Verve Cultural in Sao Paolo, Associate curator for Streaming Museum
Li Zhenhua
Curator, Art Basel Hong Kong video program
Maurice Benayoun 
Head of Open Sky Project, Chair of ISEA2016 Special Events
Media Artist, Curator and Professor at School of Creative Media, CityU HK

>> Link to Jury Profile 


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17th May (Opening Reception) 
Special showing of 6 Official Selection & 22 Honorable Mention artworks
(7.30pm ~ 8.45pm)
18th May ~ 22nd May 
Nightly showing of 6 Official Selection (7.30pm ~ 7.47pm)
23rd May ~ 22nd June 
Mightly showing of 6 Official Selection (9.00pm ~ 9.17pm)
23rd June ~ December
22 Honorable Mention artworks to be exhibited in segments (TBC)










Special thank you to:

School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Sun Hung Kai Properties