Lan Kwai Fong Amphitheatre
The sculpture is inspired by an astral divine figure – Metatron, whose supreme stature would inspire knowledge, ascension and spiritual growth. The white LED light acts as the supreme ray, its brilliance and interactivity will create a cosmic alchemy, ‘light codes’ will be downloaded and decoded. It will be stored as a higher form of ‘intelligent energy’ which will bring about personal evaluation, clarity and guidance. It will also influence the collective unconscious of the planet and aid planetary evolution.
With all the turmoils, confusions and stress that Hong Kong has been going through in recent years, Quintessence would act as a strong presence with an important message to the city (and the world) and a dynamic, creative and technological expression for the first local light festival – Lumieres Hong Kong.
Teddy Lo was born and raised in Hong Kong with a father working in technological manufacturing and an artist mother. After his studies in the US, Lo moved back to Hong Kong in 2007 and founded a LED experience design company LEDARTIST. He has merged his knowledge and evolved from graphics, engineering and LED programming to his recent research in sculptural design, spectrum manipulation and interactivity. He has since participated in various international art exhibitions and large-scale lighting projects.
Lo has held exhibitions in prestigious locations around the world, including Luminale in Frankfurt, Asia Society in Hong Kong, Museum of Art and Design in NYC, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Arts, Art Centre BUDA Kortrijk in Belgium, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Esplanade in Singapore, 798 Art District in Beijing and Burning Man Festival in Nevada, among others.