Hong Kong’s Urban ‘Non-Spaces’ Inspire Striking Video Art

Sometimes putting yourself in an unfamiliar place can help you observe and experience the world in an unexpected way. Such is the case of Portuguese artist João Vasco Paiva, who’s been living in Hong Kong since 2006. Though the language barrier limits his interaction with locals, his work incorporates the complexity of the urban situation, as well as information shaped by the sociopolitical factors he observes. Paiva then translates this abstract information into aesthetically unified, yet minimal, videos and installations.