Kachi Chan is an interdisciplinary artist who delves into the fusion of art and technology. Utilising computational animation, digital reality, and robotics, Kachi investigates the connections between physical and digital realms, pushing the boundaries of artistic perspectives.
As a recipient of the prestigious Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence, Kachi pursued master's degrees at the Royal College of Art and Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, where he developed an interest in performative robotics and socio-political themes.
Kachi's passion for his craft has earned him numerous awards and grants, including an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica, the Bartlett Medal, OPPO Renovators Creativity Award, and the Arts Council England Project Grant. His work has been exhibited at notable events such as Ars Electronica Festival, ISEA International, Art Basel Hong Kong and London Design Festival.
Kachi Chan's research is deeply rooted in experimental animation, exploring evolving technologies like VR and AI to redefine aesthetics and narratives. His interest in abstract and non-linear storytelling encourages the reconceptualisation of animation techniques, enhancing viewer interaction and challenging reality's conventional perspectives. Furthermore, in media architecture, Kachi investigates the transformative power of technology in shaping public life, social dynamics, and urban landscapes, promoting a disruptive fusion of physical and virtual spaces.
In my teaching, I commit to fostering creativity at the intersection of art and technology. My focus lies in encouraging students to challenge traditional ideas, explore innovative techniques and apply theoretical knowledge practically. Embracing an interdisciplinary approach, I emphasise on creativity, exploration, and curiosity as paramount for an innovative practice. Alongside mentorship, my goal is to assist students in finding their voice in the tech-art/art-tech field.