Harsh Landscape: Sonic Cartography, an exhibition curated by Guo Jau-Lan will be on view from 22nd March to 4th April in the foyer of Hong Kong Arts Centre. The exhibition attempts to employ sound as a method in reconsidering the disorder, disharmony and non-dialectical process of modernity. The term “landscape” refers to depiction of natural scenery by an artist, while “cartography” maps the world through techniques of quantization, projection and tracing. Borrowing terms from visual culture, this exhibition hopes to rethink spatiality of the modern world. Additionally, it also attempts to suggest an agitator of alternative knowledge model as well as action of sonic space through sound related works. Harsh Landscape: Sonic Cartography features works by three Asian artists, Ayoung Kim、Dawang Yingfan Huang and Chao-Ming Teng, all grew up during the 1980s. In the world of globalization, they experienced changes in family and personal relations, geographical shifts, goods’ circulation and city reproduction adopting homogeneous culture. Besides implying the ups and downs of personal life stories, Harsh Landscape also speaks about the unusually stereophonic and sensible “landscape” despite its’ unhappiness, un-average value, conflicts, roughness and steepness. The projection mapping in modern days can no longer single handedly cope with needs of future action. Sonic Cartography hopes to suggest vary mapping models, where the absolute mathematical physics and calculation formula are no longer only a usual tool for map making, but become editorial means for the artists to re-writing the history. These narrations will then be transferred to audible senses of space and visible manual. Cartography that was no longer being seen as a scientific discipline, under the suggestion of Sonic Cartography, transformed the foyer of Hong Kong Arts Centre into the “chamber of sonic cartography”, hoping to propose a productive suggestion for “sound art”, a term that is not self-restricted.