15 ‑ 17 May 2014 (everyday) 8:30 ‑ 9:20pm (50 minutes)
1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
free
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Carsten Nicolai’s new audio-visual installation, α (alpha) pulse, will take place during the second edition of our show in Hong Kong. Each night from May 15 to May 17, 2014, α (alpha) pulse generates a light pattern that will pulsate in a synchronized frequency across the entire façade of Hong Kong’s iconic 490 meter high International Commerce Centre (ICC) on the Kowloon harbor front.

Like a lighthouse, the tower will send its pulses into the city, reaching out to Hong Kong residents and visitors. There will be an accompanying mobile phone application, designed by Carsten Nicolai, allowing audiences to participate in α (alpha) pulse. The app will provide the audio for the installation and respond to the light display on the ICC, adding another fascinating layer to the installation. Recommended public places to watch α (alpha) pulse are Tamar Park, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park and the terrace on Podium 3 and 4 of the IFC Mall.