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Kate Gu 辜雪婷

MA work

Every Second in Between

Every Second In Between was the first large-scale public art commission for White City Place. Artist Kyung Hwa Shon used drawing, collage and digital manipulation to create a site-specific art installation distributed across the façade of a five-storey building and the outdoor seating in White City Place. The artwork continued with a large scale digital animation inside The WestWork’s lobby. The visuals combined fragments of local buildings, urban landscape and street signage including Television Centre and the Loftus Road Football Stadium alongside road markings and brickwork from the Westway and nearby housing estates, making it simultaneously unexpected and familiar to passers-by.

Every Second In Between captured the human experience of walking through cityscapes, the changing flows of people, traffic and information within the shifting landscape of massive regeneration and what lies in between personal and collective experience when moving through the city.   

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Arts & Humanities

    Programme

    MA Curating Contemporary Art, 2018

  • Central to my interest is the public, its constituents and the relationship with the environment, as an audience, a conduit, a receiver and an enabler, which leads to my inquiries in the roles and the agency of art institutions and the technological impact on human psychology and behaviours. My graduation project, 'Every Second in Between', was a temporal public commission (May to August 2018) in White City, London, that recognized a complex constitution of an urban environment and explored the rhythmic encounter between the public and its surroundings through in-depth audience development and engagement programs. The importance of the understanding of the public is further addressed by my dissertation, The Triangle: Institution-led Cultural Development in Urban Regeneration, that examined institutions’ roles as well as the relationship with the local communities in cultural development for urban regeneration. Moreover, my previous writings and exhibitions researched and analysed human behaviours and perceptions that are influenced by technologies, such as digitization and Virtual Reality. I am also exploring new ways of public engagement through technologies, such as online platforms and Virtual Reality.

  • Degrees

  • BBA (Accounting and Finance), University of Hong Kong, 2010
  • Experience

  • Art Fair Assistant, West Bund Art & Design, Shanghai, China, 2017; Account Strategist, Google (Hong Kong) Limited, Hong Kong, 2014–2016; Tax and China Business Senior Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hong Kong, 2011-2014; Auditor, KPMG, Hong Kong, 2010–2011
  • Exhibitions

  • ‘Every Second in Between’, White City Place, London, UK, 2018; ‘VR Villa West Bund’, West Bund Glass Pavilion, Shanghai, China, 2017; ‘Constructive Spaces’, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK, 2016; Hamiffal, Jerusalem, Israel, 2017
  • Conferences

  • The Institution-led Approach in Cultural Development for Urban Regeneration, Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference 2018, Shanghai University, 08/2018
  • Publications

  • 跨语境中的成为, 临时会议写作 (Interim Meeting), 北京中间美术馆 (Inside - Out Art Museum), 2018