Embracing the idea of Give and Take, a 6-month community art project XCHANGE will kick off at Oi! in September 2013! Initiated by Oi! with Eddy Yu and Hung Lam, XCHANGE focuses on local issues and stories. It seeks to redefine our perception on "perfection" and "imperfection" through different forms of exchange and engagement.
Utilizing an on-site herb garden and the collaboration with local herbs farmers, I'MPERFECT TEA introduces to Oi! the authentic homemade herbal tea. Audience who take part in I'MPERFECT ART could receive a seasonal selection in exchange. It will be a reimagination of a traditional herbal teahouse, where interaction and community are celebrated.
I'MPERFECT ART invites the audience to become authors in an on-going, on-site project. With no supervision and judgment, these collective acts of participations themselves become the art. Reflection is always the key.
I'MPERFECT BARTER advocates a new idea of exchange that goes beyond monetary transactions and can take any form - from used goods, through practical skills and knowledge, to the sharing of experience. As a kick off, exchange with pot plants in return of food supplies bought from independent grocery stores will be held so as to share our collective effort with the ones in need.
Based on the primary theme of "I'mperfect", we will explore a particular local issue or story each month through workshops, gatherings and performances.
For details, please visit: www.facebook.com/imperfectX