Yuan Yang– City at the Mixed of Time Performative Art Tour to the hidden Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s legacy lives on in its cultural diversity and hybridity. Yuan Yang-City at the Mixed of Time is an interdisciplinary and performative art tour aims on manifesting the historical and cultural significance of the city to the visitors from around the globe, to inspire a better appreciation of the importance and value of the art and cultures in Hong Kong. The tour will visit the most underrated heritage and cultural spots of Kowloon City with contemporary performances by young and emerging Hong Kong contemporary artists.
Roaming Storytelling Bamboo Theatre
Artist： Lau Hok Shing, Hanison
Bamboo Theatre is a temporary Cantonese opera theaters and worshipping halls for community festivals to praise the charitable and pious deeds of the deities, most notably the Yu Lan /Hungry Ghost Festival and the Cheung Chau Bun Festival. The framework and pillars are made of bamboo and galvanized iron, which is a time-proven technique reflecting the spirit of Hong Kong traditional architecture.
Roaming Storytelling Bamboo Theatre is a mobile theatre that looks like a performing stage in a much smaller scale. The performance of Hanison Lau will be taken place in the Kai Tak Campus of the Academy of Visual Arts in Hong Kong Baptist University and the Hoi Sham Park to reveal forgotten folklores and cultural myths of our rapidly changing city. Artist Ling Chung Wan Kevin ’s mobile puppet theatre - Art Hawker 2 is made of wooden plate and plastic will demonstrate Hanison’s stories by a combination of different puppetry techniques.
It means to explore the hidden aspects of the local history and traditional customs, to reconstruct the human relationships in the old Hong Kong and reflect the transformation of the city through oral history, thus to reimagine the meaning of heritage conservation. Two stages, a story-teller and a puppet show create and inspire a mutual dialogue aiming to present the most quintessential contours of Hong Kong.
Art Hawker 2
Artist： Ling Chung Wan Kevin
Kowloon City Rickshaw Driver
Artist： Cheung King-wai Reds
Kowloon Walled City, once considered the densest settlement on earth does not exist anymore. Though demolished 20 years ago, fascination in Kowloon Walled City just continues to grow, fired in part by the many urban legends that forever swirl around this quiet park and mysterious boundary. If you search “Kowloon Walled City” on the google map, there’s no single clue about the chaos in the midst of civilization. There’s a large contradiction with the searching result from google image. After its destruction, one may find it difficult to reimagine a vision of the Walled City by its current emptiness.
Participants will be invited to walk on the boundary and eavesdrop the hidden myths of the Kowloon Walled City, or to tell your own story.
Lau Hok Shing, Hanison
Hanison Lau uses sculptural form to present his ideas; his 3-dimensional pieces speak some of his personal stories, presenting different visual elements with ready-made materials. He usually employs history and literature, especially adapted from Chinese culture as referential languages and properties to appropriate his works. He used sculpture and drawing to represent the poetic elements vested in contemporary visual art form, and his works demonstrate a strong record of personal action.
Lau has now been working as an independent artist and Lecturer at Hong kong Baptist University. He received a bachelor degree of arts (Fine Art) from the RMIT University in 2005 and received a master Degree in Fine art at RMIT in 2007.He was selected one of the highlighted artists by the Hong Kong Art Promotion Office for its “Artists in Neighbourhood scheme II 2008”. He took part in the Artist-in-residence project in Portland, USA in 2008 and South Korea in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.In the last few years, he has been exhibiting his works extensively in USA, Australia, Paris, South Korea, mainland China and Hong Kong. Various local and his work has been collected locally and internationally.
He was awarded the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2016 - Award for Young Artist(Visual Arts)I in 2016.
Ling Chung-wan Kevin
Ling Chung-wan Kevin(b.Hong Kong 1994) graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2017 ,He was awarded the Tuna Prize at the AVA BA Graduation Exhibition 2017. Through community-based research and material exploration to creates the simplest resonance. Alternate perspective towards urban elements can be found in Ling's work. His works concern about the relationship and connection in community and a sense of curiosity.
Cheung King-wai Reds
Reds Cheung is an independence visual arts professional, experienced in local visual arts sector with good relations contact and excellent communication skills. Beside independent practice in visual arts and culture studies, Reds is also familiar with teaching and activity organizing in art, with working experience at art gallery and visual arts institute. Specialize in community art, installation art, drawing and visual communication design. He is now exploring in the way to foster young audience in visual arts by practicing experimental art curating, and parallel to local creative industry development.
Section 1 : Date : 29/3/2018（Thu ） Time : 10am - 12 nn
Section 2 : Date : 29/3/2018（ Thu ） Time : 3pm - 5pm
Section 3 : Date : 30/3/2018（ Fri ） Time : 10am - 12nn
Section 4 : Date : 30/3/2018（ Fri ） Time : 3pm - 5pm
Section 5 : Date: 31/3/2018（Sat） Time : 10am - 12nn
Section 6 : Date : 31/3/2018（Sat） Time : 3pm - 5pm
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