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Open Daily presents multimedia production "Formless" December 11-15

Local arts group Open Daily will unveil its multimedia production "Formless", a melange of video installations, music and movement by local and Japanese artists, from December 11 to 15 at the Exhibition Hall of the Hong Kong City Hall.

Inspired by the concept of "informe" invented during the 1920s by the French philosopher Georges Bataille, "Formless" explores the potential of multimedia art by working against order and boundaries and overriding the confrontation between content and form. The performance envisages an artistic landscape of blending and harmony.

"Formless" is a collaboration among video artists Wong Chi-fai and Jamsen Law, composer Veronica Lee and Japanese dancers Taiju Matsumoto and Mao Arata. Members of the audience are encouraged to place themselves in a "formless" situation in order to interact with the performers and the images.

Wong's "tranquil" video installation fits into a hemispheric space, moulded from elastic fibre, in which the spectators are allowed to meander. Law, meanwhile, has named his work "involuntary machine": it reveals abnormal behaviour in our daily lives to provoke a reflection on the irrational.

The programme is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

"Formless" will be performed December 11 and 12 at 8pm; December 13 and 14 at 3pm and 8pm; and December 15 at 8pm.

Tickets priced at $120 are available at URBTIX outlets. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. A 10% discount applies to Friends of LCSD performing venues. There will also be group booking discounts: 10% for four to nine tickets, 15% for 10 to 19 tickets and 20% for 20 tickets or more.

Video installation pieces by Wong and Law will be on display at the Exhibition Hall of the Hong Kong City Hall from 10am to 7pm on December 12 and 15 and from 10am to 2pm and 5 to 7pm, December 13 and 14. Admission is free.

For programme enquiries, call 2268 7323 or visit . Ticketing enquiries and reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked through .

Ends/Monday, November 17, 2003
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