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Creative Day Camp Showcase: The Image Storyteller

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Artist: Kenji Wong Wai Kin
Type: Workshop
Language: Cantonese
Audience: Everyone
Location: Workshop 2

Creative Day Camp Showcase: The Image Storyteller

In the age of smartphones, it takes only one click to snap a photograph or record a video. Before you hit the shutter, have you thought about how an image can capture more than what meets the eye?

Join cross-disciplinary artist Kenji Wong Wai Kin and M+ Young Collective member Zero Lai on a quest of storytelling and self-discovery. Through observational exercises focused on memory, senses, objects, and the environment, participants will sharpen their sensitivity towards everyday life. They will translate inspiration into stories, and stories into creations, showcased at the Learning Hub from 13 to 14 August.

The Image Storyteller, part of Young People Summer Takeover is led by M+ Young Collective and creative practitioners from across disciplines. It introduces participants to different artistic mediums, techniques, creative processes, and new, innovative ideas.

About the Artist

Kenji Wong Wai Kin graduated from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. He received a Master of Cultural Studies from Lingnan University. Wong has worked as a photojournalist while maintaining a cross-media artistic practice. His works reflect the relationship between visual narrative and emotions where images portray or evoke close connections between strangers. Wong’s works have been exhibited in New York, Taipei and Macau. He is currently director of the production company Moving Image Studio and co-founder of creative platform Be Here.

Portrait of Kenji Wong Wai Kin. Photo: Janice Li. © Janice Li

About M+ Young Collective

The M+ Young Collective volunteer programme is supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Hong Kong, which engages fifteen local tertiary students and recent graduates. They work closely with the M+ team and creative practitioners from various disciplines to develop, plan, and deliver public programmes.

About Young People Summer Takeover: Retrograde

The Young People Summer Takeover programme features a series of creative events over the course of two weeks in August. Inspired by our past M+ Summer Camps, the programme continues to encourage young people to think outside the box, discover new perspectives on everyday life, and flex their creativity when responding to challenges.

The theme of this year’s Summer Takeover is ‘Retrograde’. The programme inspires participants to re-examine preconceived thinking and explore their paths in various paces, trajectories, and directions. ‘Retrograde’ references the apparent backwards motion of a plane. It is also a metaphor that prompts young people to reassess their journeys of self-discovery. By navigating the world from fresh perspectives, they can respond to today’s ever-changing environment in different ways when confronted with confusion and uncertainty.

Image at top: Photo: Kenji Wong Wai Kin. © Kenji Wong Wai Kin

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