CARBONSCAPE, the latest kinetic data soundscape installation by h0nh1m aka chris cheung

CARBONSCAPE, the latest kinetic data soundscape installation by h0nh1m aka chris cheung

the chinese artist h0nh1m (aka chris cheung) elaborates upon a theme of chinese philosophy through his works. his both traditional and futuristic ideas explore and develop the aesthetics in technological intervention. the artist’s latest work is CARBONSCAPE — a kinetic data soundscape installation.

h0nh1m elaborates upon chinese philosophy



h0nh1m‘s creation consists of 18 tracks of granular synthesized sound samples, collected from the sound sources where carbon footprints left. for example the jet engine sound, steam noises from the factory and horn of the ship, etc. one minute long for each track, giving chances to stand in silent tribute to the mother earth. the finale is composed of all tracks blending into the soundscape.

h0nh1m’s creation consists of 18 tracks



the work is a visualisation of carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere according to the NOAA (national oceanic and atmospheric administration). in 2017, the concentration of CO2 soared to its highest of the past three million years, with industrialization and the use of fossil fuels being one of the major factors.

the work is a visualisation of CO2 levels in the atmosphere



the installation arranged in a bamboo forest like a landscape, with the changing ambience drone noises, imitates chimneys frequently found in power plants and factories, with black spheres indicating CO2 levels around the globe. immersing the viewer in an environment taken over with chimneys, CARBONSCAPE thinks about what our position as humans can be, while the earth’s capacity for life reaches its limits.

the installation imitates chimneys

the installation is arranged as a bamboo forest

black spheres indicate CO2 levels around the globe

CARBONSCAPE makes changing ambience drone noises

it consists of 18 tracks

the installation immerses the viewer in an environment taken over with chimneys

CARBONSCAPE thinks about what our position as humans can be

the work gives chances to stand in silent tribute to the mother earth



exhibition info:

venue: exhibition hall and public area, hong kong visual arts centre 
date: until 22.1.2018 (close on tuesdays) 
opening hours: 10am — 9pm

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