18th March 2023 – (Hong Kong) The West Kowloon Cultural District has debuted Hand Me Your Trust, a visually stunning moving image work by Swiss spatial video art pioneer Pipilotti Rist, on the M+ Facade. M+ – Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture, commissioned and supported by Art Basel and UBS, proudly presents Rist’s latest work, which will be shown daily from 7pm to 9 pm on the M+ Facade, from now until 21st May, 2023, and every Saturday and Sunday from 7pm to 9pm from 22nd May to 17th June, 2023.
The site-specific moving image work, Hand Me Your Trust, is a perfect fusion of Rist’s dynamic shifts of scale and Hong Kong’s urban landscape. With her typically vivid colour palettes and freeform camera work, Rist approaches the concept of the hand from a variety of scales, showcasing the dynamic motions that weave and turn like the traffic encountered in our day-to-day lives.
Rist’s video art celebrates the many people who have played a part in building the city and our world with their hands. The work is an introspection on the power of human touch, reconceptualising our everyday movements and manoeuvres into kaleidoscopic tactile images.
What sets Hand Me Your Trust apart is its ability to echo Hong Kong’s design and architectural heritage, as well as the individual hands that sculpted, placed, and forged these ubiquitous forms into being. The work is a mesmerising and energetic tribute to the city and its people, capturing the spirit of Hong Kong’s dynamic and vibrant urban landscape.
The M+ Facade has been transformed into an intimate space for the public to enjoy Rist’s mesmerising work. Hand Me Your Trust is a powerful reflection on the role that human touch has played in shaping our world, and it is not to be missed. So, come and experience the dynamic shifts of scale and vivid colour palettes that Hand Me Your Trust has to offer. A celebration of Hong Kong’s architecture, design, and people – this is a work of art that speaks to us all.