Art x Memory of Body, Object & Space: Alpine Tango

Cultural Masseur: Talking Heads
Art x Memory of Body, Object & Space: Alpine Tango
Date and Time
28 Oct 2020 (WED) 19:30-21:30
28 Oct 2020 (WED) 21:30-22:00
29 Oct 2020 (THU) 14:00-16:30
29 Oct 2020 (THU) 18:30-20:30
Venue
McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Talk Enquires
2582 0200
Admission
Free admission, Limited Quota. First-come, first served
Overview

The fifth programme of “Cultural Masseur: Talking Heads” is “Art X Memory of Body, Object & Space”, featuring Hong Kong local mixed media artist Tang Kwok-hin. A series of experimental events consisting of an artist presentation, two sessions of experiential showcases and a chill-chat salon will explore the relationship between art creation and the memory of body, objects and space, where the audience will have a chance to create and collaborate with the artist.

28 Oct 2020 (Wed)
【Experiential Showcase】19:30-21:30
【Artist Presentation】21:30-22:00
McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Tang Kwok-hin will share his art creation where he explores the possibilities of body, objects and space. Participants are asked to bring along personal objects and co-create an installation with the artist. Open for public attendance. Limited quotas on a first-come-first-served basis.

Audiences must be aged over 18, and they need to bring along at least three personal objects when attending the experiential showcase. The objects might be destroyed during the session

• Audiences are required to bring at least three personal objects that they are willing to "let go" for the experiential showcase.
• Audiences will be required to put the objects at our reception counter before entering the venue. Please be reminded that the objects might be damaged during the session and might not be returned
• Any dangerous/prohibited objects will not be accepted, while the Hong Kong Arts Centre reserve the final right in displaying the object
• Audience who registered successfully is welcomed to experience the Experimental Showcase in a free-flow way according to the instruction given by our on-site staff
• The artist presentation will also be live-streamed at Cultural Masseur Facebook

29 Oct 2020 (Thu)
【Performance Session】14:00-16:30
【Chill-chat Salon】18:30-20:30
McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Tang Kwok-hin will deconstruct the installation in this session, where he will also share his thoughts with other panelists in the Chill-chat Salon. The Chill-chat Salon will be available at Facebook and YouTube channel of Cultural Masseur.

All programmes are conducted in Cantonese, free admission, first come-first served.
Registration at: https://guidedtour.typeform.com/to/zt7A1yqc

Overall Reminder:
• For safety concerns, audiences must be aged over 18
• Audiences will be asked to sit on the floor
• If the on-site audience exceeds the limit, operation staffs may require visitors to wait outside the venue
• Audience who registered successfully could stay at the venue or experience in a free-slow way during the performance session and performance session according to the instruction given by our on-site staff
•【Artist Presentation】, 【Performance Session】and【Chill-chat Salon】will be live-streamed at Cultural Masseur Facebook

Special thanks to Florence Lam and Herman Lau

Artist
Tang Kwok-hin
Artist Bio
Tang Kwok-hin, a mixed media artist, independent curator, and writer, was born in 1983 and raised in Hong Kong. He received his Bachelor of Arts (major in Fine Arts) in 2006 and his Master of Fine Arts in 2008 from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Tang starts the artistic path from continuous queries towards his native background; soon, he has developed exploration towards origins of existence and intimate aesthetics, inseparably connecting to the course and experiences of his life. These concerns are reflected in his works. He blurs boundaries between art and living by integrating creation with conflicts of human kinds, which reveals intrinsic values, tension of duality, and rhythm of senses, often demonstrating long gazes of fleeting moments. He usually appropriates and reconstructs daily and personal contexts to narrate hidden stories in life, dealing with growth, inheritance, freedom, capitalism, consumerism, nature, politics, norms, etc., to express concerns towards humans and surroundings. Artist Statement If we climb higher, will sounds from far away be heard? Or will it be a way to escape from the tracking ears around us? Climb up the mountain on Chung Yeung Festival. No zhuyu leaves, no chrysanthemum liquor, no meticulous medicine to protect oneself from diseases. In one breath, and exhale; in one breath, and exhale. Scents of memories, twisted and turned to conquer the skull, waiting to be gushed from all holes. And as time passes, the skull turns into a fragile and empty bottle. The body though, with its muscle memories, still remembers how to climb. Arms leaning against the window grilles, laundry bamboo poles catch clothes fallen from upper floors, and bodies too. Climb up the concrete skyscraping mountain, reach the top to oversee the darkening night, and tilt down your head to witness the smooth and straight cliff. Just bear in mind, keep your feet on the ground, please.
Respondent
Dr Tang Kin Yat, Fan Lok Yi
Respondent Bio
Dr Tang Kin Yat Dr Tang obtained a PhD of communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include political communication, social media and social movement. He is also Honorary Research Associate at Centre for Youth Studies and Centre for Catholic Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Fan Lok Yi Fan Lok Yi is a curator and artist based in Hong Kong. She works to reveal the connections between urban space, history, and the environment through research and collaborative artistic processes. Currently the Curator of Make A Difference Institute, Fan has curated numerous cultural projects related to communities. In recent years, she has also been studying the history of twentieth-century Hong Kong playscapes. She received her Master of Arts degree in Fine Art from University of the Arts London and Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Hong Kong.
Moderator
C&G Artpartment
Moderator Bio
C&G Artpartment The practice of the Hong Kong-based artist group C&G (Clara and Gum) is humourous and challenging at the same time. The activities that C&G organise are often collective and participatory in nature, with a focus on issues surrounding the art ecology of Hong Kong as well as current events. C & G was invited to participate in different important international Art events, such as Shanghai Biennale(2018) and Singapore Biennale(2019) etc.
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