NEoN Digital Arts Archive

Artist walking down a street with a guide


Eric Siu (Hong Kong/Tokyo)

In partnership with Dundee Science Festival, and as part of this year’s international focus on light-technologies, NEoN brings you ‘Touchy: the human camera’. Hong Kong artist and creative practitioner Eric Siu has conceived a tactile camera known as ‘touchy’. The touch-driven device is an interactive technological piece that serves as an actualized phenomenological social interaction experiment, dividing its wearer from the world, keeping them in the dark until they receive the touch of another human being. In this performance and talk by Eric Siu, he demonstrates his wearable experiment with the help of the audience.

Eric Siu has been described as one of Hong Kong’s most accomplished new media artists. His interactive media projects demonstrate his thorough knowledge of the technical aspects of digital media, as well as his ability to deconstruct digital images in ways that are both enlightening and amusing. He works across animation, device art, and kinetic art. Eric received a diploma in digital media studies at Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education in 2001, a BA at the School of Creative Media of the City University of Hong Kong in 2005, and an MFA from the Department of Design Media Arts at UCLA in 2010. He is currently based in Tokyo and works as a creative director for Great Works Tokyo advertising agency after working as a resident artist at the Ishikawa Oku Laboratory of the University of Tokyo for 2 years. ‘Touchy’ received the first prize from the WRO 2013, 15th International Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland.

Venue: Dundee Science Centre
Where: Greenmarket, Dundee DD1 4QP
When: Wednesday 11 November
Time: Artist talk 4 pm followed by 5 pm performance
This event is free but booking is essential – book here