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Phone: +852 34425723

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Scott Hessels (b. 1958) is an American filmmaker, sculptor and media artist based in Hong Kong who explores relationships between the moving image and the environment.  His artworks span different media including film, video, online, music, broadcast, print, kinetic sculpture, and performance. His films have shown internationally, and his new media installations have been presented in museum exhibitions focusing on technology as well as those presenting fine arts.  His six kinetic public sculptures in the Sustainable Cinema series have exhibited in top venues including Ars Electronica, The Museum of Modern Art in Taipei, The Los Angeles Convention Center and Horizons Arts Nature en Sancy. His recent projects have mixed film with sensors, robotics, GPS systems, and alternative forms of interactivity and have included partnerships with NASA, The Federal Aviation Administration, Nokia among others.  His recognitions include patents for developed technologies, references in books and periodicals on new media art, and coverage in cultural media like Wired and Discover.  He is currently an associate professor at The School of Creative Media in City University of Hong Kong and executive producer of the Extreme Environments Programme which organizes art/science expeditions to environmentally significant sites.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Cinema
  • Environment
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Kinetic Sculpture
  • Media Archeology
  • Nature
  • Public Art
  • Science
  • Sustainability

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