E-motion is a journey in the time evoking the evolution of Hong Kong from its past to its present and towards the future playing with light, shapes, colours and movements.
The past is expressed through animated graphics ingredients from Hong Kong’s cultural heritage: traditional costumes, drawings, sculptures, architecture, martial arts, referring to the memory of the past of the visitors or that of their ancestors.
The present leads us into the underground arteries of the city, with its lights, its activity, its people, its seaport, it sounds… The city is overactive and in permanent motion.
The future is unknown but the artist imagines it with joyful future generations, living in a different world but a world built with universal values. This last part of the show transforms the facade of the City Hall in order to forget the notion of time and immerse the visitor in a bath of images and lights.
Yves Moreaux first came into contact with media art at the age of 14, when he owned his first camera. After his graduation, Moreaux went into the world of lighting, working for the renowned technology company Philips, all while he developed an interest in painting, photography and digital creation, before founding Dar la luz as a light designer and visual artist in 2004. The artist specialises in architectural lighting, creating combinations of photons, pixel and matter in his works. Through playing with paradox, juxtaposition and colour contrast, the work of Yves Moreaux often questions viewer’s perception, creating a trick-eye effect.