Have you ever wondered how ‘Photoshop’ works?
The relationship between technology and art has become increasingly close in public perception. Thanks to previous generations’ efforts in science, mathematics and art, artists can utilize technology and scientific knowledge to develop personalized creative tools. The course is divided into six lessons. It encourages participants to learn more about the history of art and science through Renaissance artworks, as well as helps them sort out the adjustments from film cameras to digital cameras and the latest applications of photography. Last but not least, the instructor will teach them how to use coding for digital image processing.
This course is designed for beginners and requires only a basic knowledge of computer operation and a personal laptop for practice in the classroom. All photographers and enthusiasts are welcome to explore the boundaries of photography with new technology. We will teach you how to create your own camera with coding, leading to unique photographs.
* Students should bring their own laptop.
Lazarus Chan is a new media artist who explores human experience, including life & death, consciousness and time. He specializes in multifaceted mediums, such as soundscape, electronics, data visualization and generative art.
Before he graduated from the School of Creative Media in 2019, Lazarus initiated a workshop, “Draw With Code”, at the School of Creative Media and was interviewed by Hong Kong Society for Education in Art ( HKSEA ). In 2021, he was selected as an outstanding student by Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme to pursue postgraduate programmes at the Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University.
During 2019 to 2020, he worked as a full-time Interactive Visualist & Soundscape Designer; his commercial work has toured in multiple cities. In 2021, Lazarus curated his first solo exhibition,“Auto.Mob”, in Hong Kong Art Centre The Gallery of Hong Kong Art School. During the same year, he was a Research Assistant at the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts in The Education University of Hong Kong. Meanwhile, he was the tutor of a digital art non-governmental organization（iLOrk）.
Furthermore, Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong（CMHK）decided Lazarus as the iii Artist Exchange Program’s selected artist to create new artwork at iii （instrument inventors initiative）in The Hague, and he was commissioned by the Hong Kong Art Development Council for a solo exhibition “D^4” at Tai Po Arts Centre. In 2022, his artwork “Petri.Vista” was shortlisted “the 27th ifva Award ,Media Art Category Finalist”, and his artwork “UnDIRECTED?” received the WMA Photography Award.
From 2021, Lazarus was reported and interviewed by various media, including RTHK, Marie Claire Hong Kong Edition and Sing Tao Daily etc. He also received invitations from several art institutions for art sharings, commission works and exhibitions, including Hong Kong Arts and Literary Criticism Magazine SAMPLE, Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, Hong Kong Art Development Council, Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong Art Museum and Hong Kong Art Festival
4/2/2023 – 11/3/2023 (SAT)
1:00pm – 3:00pm