Four Raindrops - a coffee house in Liverpool

H.Y. Evan Cheng

A Collection of Works

[Four Raindrops] is a café for people from different backgrounds to get together for the simulation of a more rational society. The four raindrop reactive pendants rise and fall when it’s raining, creating very different sceneries from different angles, which provokes thoughts about how we perceive the same situation in different social positions.

[A Silhouette of Time] is a 4mx4mx5m meditation retreat at Signal Hill, Hong Kong. It is a tribute to Charles Kao, a Hong Kong physicist who pioneered the invention of fiber optic communication. It revolutionised the internet development and our perception of time. Charles was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for this achievement. ¬
Even the strongest light will diminish over distance. In optical fiber, refractions of light that carries data weakens over distance, are boosted again by an amplifier. This resonates with the structure of a song – intro, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus, outro. The equally distanced light refractions resemble the 16 equally spaced stems in 16th notes bar.
Walking along the staircase to the meditation room, one will experience a change of speed derived from this piece of music. The polycarbonate tubes along the way directs people from feeling energetic to passionate and finally tranquil. The Victoria Harbour is embellished with the colourful lights, which symbolize the magical moment of invention inside the meditation retreat.
A Silhouette of Time
A Silhouette of Time
Rabbit Hole
Rabbit Hole