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Foundation - A Web3 Media Art Festival: The Arcana Intelligent 未來史詩:Web3網絡媒體藝術節 —— 萬試萬靈

Foundation - A Web3 Media Art Festival: The Arcana Intelligent未來史詩:Web3網絡媒體藝術節 —— 萬試萬靈

11/04/2023 - 29/04/2023

With the recent rapid advancements of Artificial Intelligence (AI), we are led to imagine a near future through its domination.

Commissioned by Videotage and supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council, as part of Foundation – A Web3 Media Art Festival, The Arcana Intelligent (2023) concludes 6-month research by artist Liao Jiaming.

It creates an experience of “divination”, combining elements of various religion, meditation, occultism, and ritual, that employs AI algorithms developed from different eras. It is an attempt to subvert current relationships between human users and computational algorithms in most AI applications. The art of divination may not simply be interpreted by the omniscient, it provides access to the inquirer’s subconscious. AI becomes a conjugate of scientific and spiritual medium, and therefore positioned beyond the divine and secular.

*The meaning of “Arcana” comes from the terms “major arcana” and “minor arcana” in tarot card reading. Arcana is the mystery sought by the alchemists of the Middle Ages, and the principle of the world.

From 11 to 29 April 2023, you will be able to experience this unique divination powered by AI at 9/F H Queen’s.

近期人工智能(Artificial Intelligence,AI)急速發展,引領我們持著AI主導來想像未來快將來到。


*英文作品標題之「arcana」來自塔羅牌占卜中的「大秘儀 major arcana」和「小秘儀 minor arcana」。Arcana為中古世紀煉金術師所追尋的奧秘,天地萬物運行的道理。

在2023年4月11至29日期間,你可在H Queen’s 九樓的展覽體驗AI占卜。

event details /

Opening and Performance
Date: 11/4/2023 (Tuesday)
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm⁣⁣⁣ HKT
Location: 9/F, H Queen’s⁣⁣⁣, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

During the Opening Reception, artist Liao Jiaming will perform a special ritual to initiate the “arcana”. Following that, a card reading specialist will help your private session.

Sharing and Performance
Date: 29/4/2023 (Saturday)
Time: 2–3pm HKT (talk), 3–5pm HKT (performance)⁣⁣⁣
Location: 9/F, H Queen’s⁣⁣⁣, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

The project will end on 29 April 2023 with an Artist Talk by Liao Jiaming (2–3pm) to conclude his 6-month research on the topic of AI. During this event (2–5pm), a card reading specialist will be also be present to read your cards. The talk will be facilitated in English.

Event registration: click here

日期 : 11/4/2023 (星期五)
時間:5 pm – 8 pm HKT
地點:中環皇后大道中80號 H Queen’s 9樓


日期 : 29/4/2023 (星期五)
時間:2–3pm HKT (分享), 3–5pm HKT (表演)⁣⁣⁣
地點:中環皇后大道中80號 H Queen’s 9樓