Remediating Gus Van San’s eponymous movie Gerry (2002), Edwin Lo aka Auditory Scenes's Gerry (2016), a student of Ip Yuk Yiu, re-appropriates the original cinematic experience as a lonely journey in a virtual desert at night. Devoid of light, the work transforms the film narrative as purely auditory experiences of aimless nocturnal wandering by simulating the solemn emptiness of the desert and Death Valley's desolation.
Gus Van Sant, Gerry, 2002
Edwin Lo is a sound artist and researcher form Hong Kong working with the practices and concept of sound and listening in various contexts and medium such as performance, writings, recording, video, installation and software/game. Since 2008, his works are widely presented in various local and overseas exhibitions, festivals and residencies such as Hong Kong Sound Station (Hong Kong, 2009), Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture 2009, FILE 2010 – Electronic Language International Festival (Brazil, 2010), EMERGEANDSEE Media Art Festival (Germany, 2010), Hong Kong InDependent Film Festival 2010 , White Walls Have Ears (Hong Kong, 2011), Uncharted – Braunschweig Project (Germany, 2013), RPM: Ten Years of Sound Art in China (United States, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, 2013), Around Sound Art Festival (Japan, 2014) and ‘Inside China’ (2014 – 2015) in Palais de Tokyo of Paris and K11 foundation of Hong Kong and Shanghai.
LINK: Auditory Scenes