​Expanded Cinema


Invited by AAiSS and curated by Pointsman, collaborating with artists Benjamin Hao, Echo Hui and Lo Lai Lai Natalie. ARCH is an exhibition under the 13th Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme, themed “Art X Technology”. ARCH was the spotlight commission work created by Lazarus Chan, expected as the photo shooting point for the exhibition and Lazarus Chan’s Phase 2 development opening.

From pixels to simulations of nature elements, Lazarus Chan deconstructs his working process into three main parts, Bit to Code, Fractal to Plants, Nature to Tech, when technology is becoming one of nature in our daily life. What will nature be in this digital age? Digital Plants? TV as daylight? This sequencing of motion graphics within the mirror room extends our reality and raises questions about our nature, also as an opening ceremony of Lazarus Phase 2 development: Res^2.

ARCH’s Visual & Sound Artist
Lazarus Chan

About The 13th Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme “Arts X Tech” Interactive Exhibition 2021

Nature to us is familiar yet exotic, as to a certain extent that our impression and understanding of it are shaped through screens around us. Hong Kong is a small place that has an uncommon understanding of what rural means, since nature is in the vicinity of the urban settlements as compared with other cities.

The design of ARCH is inspired by tents in the fields which allows visitors to immerse themselves in the multi-dimensions of sights and sounds in the world of flora. The exhibition will reveal the plant’s often-overlooked aspects and states of life images, to advocate multiple angles of narratives. Visitors can build and expand a virtual reality on the physical artworks with scenes and audios via mobile phones, to experience one’s presence between the illusion and the tangible. From the planting of paddy, the tillering of its shoots, to the falling of its flowers, the plant life cycle will be shown on the screen. 

Through this exhibition, we hope the public would realise the endless possibilities of integrating arts and technology.

Curated by Pointsman
Participating Artists: Benjamin Hao ,Echo Hui ,Lazarus Chan, Lo Lai Lai Natalie