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|Eric Hotung Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Conducted in Cantonese
Running time of each seminar is about 2 hours
As early as the 1970’s, multimedia performances were already very common in the Western world. Theatre productions often involved a creative conglomeration of artistic media. While they embraced the experimental spirit of the artists and opened up new creative options, they also led the audience into a much wider vision of the arts through the simultaneous presentation of the disciplines involved.
But in Hong Kong, multimedia performances have yet to attain a similar reception because the local audience’s understanding of this art form is still lacking.
This talk series is conceived and hosted by the Kung Music Workshop. The first two in the series will be an introduction to the unique features of a multimedia performance and its development over the decades. Kung Chi-shing will be using his own works as well as those of multimedia performing artists of the world, such as Robert Wilson, Laurie Anderson, Pina Bausch, Meredith Monk, Robert Lepage and Heiner Goebbels, for illustration.
The other three talks will be held in the form of forums. Kung will invite artists in music, visual art and dance to talk about their chosen field of creativity, share their creative experiences and insights, and discuss their works. These talks are expected to open doors to the enjoyment of multimedia performances.
What is multimedia performance art?
Speaker: Kung Chi Shing
Multimedia performance art x Music
Conversation: Kung Chi Shing x Gaybird
Multimedia performance art x Visual Art
Conversation: Kung Chi Shing x Kingsley Ng
Multimedia performance art x Dance
Conversation: Kung Chi Shing x Mui Cheuk-yin
Main Speaker: Kung Chi Shing
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Kung is a composer, performer and music activist. He studied classical music and composition in the United States with Allen Trubitt and George Crumb. He is known particularly for his work in the music and performance group The Box, which he founded with Peter Suart in 1987. In his compositions and performances, Kung focuses on experimentation with different formats, including pop, classical and improvisational music, and theatre art. Since 1996 he has created, composed and staged five full-length music theatre pieces including Destiny Travels Limited, The Floating Bridge, City Insides a Broken Sky I & II as well as M Garden.
GayBird 21 Feb
Born and educated in Hong Kong, and he was graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a master degree, majored in music composition and electro-acoustic music and Hong Kong City University with Master of Philosophy, majored in creative media. Since 1996, he has started working in the Hong Kong music industry as music director, composer and producer for over a hundred of music productions, new media performance, concerts and TV commercials. His works have been nominated or awarded in Asian Composer League music Competition, CASH Golden Sail Music Award, Hong Kong Film Award, Taiwan Golden House Film Award , Chinese Music Media Awards , Hong Kong Design Award and TVB Music Award, etc.
Kingsley Ng 28 Feb
He is an inter-disciplinary artist and designer, with a focus on conceptual, site-specific, and community-engaging projects. Ng’s works have been featured in notable exhibitions and international venues. Examples include Guangzhou Triennial in China, Land Art Biennial in Mongolia, Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial in Japan, IRCAM – Centre Pompidou in France, Fabrica Centre in Italy, Vienna Kunsthalle in Austria, Lille Europe Pavilion in Shanghai Expo, InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre in Canada, and the Hong Kong Museum of Art. The artist is also the recipient of numerous number of grants and awards, including the Asia Cultural Council Grant 2013, Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009, Hong Kong Young Design Talent in 2008 etc. He was also artist-in-residence at Cité internationale des arts in Paris in 2010. He is currently a lecturer at the Master of Visual Art Programme in the Hong Kong Baptist University.
Mui Cheuk-yin 7 March
Mui received training in Chinese classical and ethnic dance in Hong Kong. She joined the Hong Kong Dance Company from 1981 to 1990 as the principle dancer. In 1985, she won the Hong Kong Young Choreographer Competition and received a scholarship to study modern dance in New York. Upon returning to Hong Kong, she created works Awakenings in a Dream, Cursive Script and the Diary Series. She is currently the Associate Choreographer of CCDC.
Tickets available from 27 December onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking.
Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis).
Group Booking Discount
5% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 2 talks;
10% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 3 talks;
15% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 4 talks;
20% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 5 talks.
Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount schemes for each ticket. Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase.
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The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.