About the M+ Facade
Facing Victoria Harbour, the M+ Facade lights up nightly as one of the largest media facades in the world. At 65 metres tall by 110 metres wide, it is visible up to 1.5 kilometres away when viewed on Hong Kong Island. This enormous light-powered canvas, embedded with thousands of LEDs, enlivens the Hong Kong skyline as a key point of connection with our audiences.
The M+ Facade showcases a dynamic mix of screening works, offering moments of play, humour, poetry, intellectual reflection, and meditative contemplation to thousands of onlookers. Featured works, including participatory and performative screenings, engage audiences through digital platforms, while others playfully evoke the plasticity of time, presenting slow and suspenseful or frenetic and hyperactive cinematic sequences.
M+ is a proud participant in the Hong Kong Environment and Ecology Bureau’s 'Charter on External Lighting'. In order to minimise light nuisance and energy wastage, we switch off the M+ Facade after 22:00 every night.
Drawn mostly from the M+ Collection, these five short films explore Hong Kong’s iconic urban landscape through the lens of local and international moving image artists. By tracing the city’s transformation over two decades, the programme highlights Hong Kong’s complexities, while mirroring the dynamism of the city itself. These works have all been reformatted and modified for the best viewing experience on the M+ Facade.
In conjunction with Tromarama's playful exploration of public monuments, M+ has curated two artworks from the M+ Collection that delve into themes of space, public space, and the city. Koki Tanaka's Everything is Everything breathes new life into everyday objects found on the streets of Taipei, while Kacey Wong's Drift City (2000–2019) explores the intricate interplay between architectural landmarks and the communal spaces they inhabit. These works have been reformatted and modified for the best viewing experience on the M+ Facade.
With their similar pulsating energies, M+ has selected Ink City and Hearts from the M+ Collections, to screen alongside Tong Yang-Tze and Chris Cheung’s Ink | Pulse on the M+ Facade, until 24 September 2023. These works have been reformatted and modified for the best viewing experience on the M+ Facade.
To complement the tender meditation on the poetics of hands in Pipilotti Rist's Hand Me Your Trust and the artist's play with perception, light, and space, M+ has selected Yesterday; Fly, Fly; and Merce by Merce by Paik Part One: Blue Studio: Five Segments from the M+ Collections to screen on the M+ Facade until 17 June 2023. These works have been reformatted and modified for the best viewing experience on the M+ Facade.
To complement the explorations of human conflict, destruction, and women’s repression underpinning Nalini Malani's In Search of Vanished Blood, M+ has selected 2nd light , Flying the Wind, and In the Sky from the M+ Collections to screen on the M+ Facade until 12 March 2023. The works have been reformatted and modified for the best viewing experience on the M+ Facade.
To complement the play of light and energy in Ellen Pau’s The Shape of Light, M+ selected Morning After the Deluge and Free Radicals from the M+ Collections to screen on the M+ Facade during July 2022.