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Hong Kong House at Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 2021 – Half-step House  
Presented by: Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Organised by: Art Promotion Office
Collaborator: Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale Executive Committee
Internship Programme Collaborator: Department of Art History, The University of Hong Kong
Activity Collaborators: Haw Par Music Foundation and The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Jockey Club Media 21
 
In the summer of 2018, the Art Promotion Office launched a three-year project titled "Hong Kong House at Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale" in Sakasamaki, Kamigo, with the support of the Tsunan Town government and in collaboration with the Executive Committee of Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale and the NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Collaborative Organization. 
 
To inherit the successful presentation of the first edition of the three-year Hong Kong House project and coincide with the schedule of Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, another edition of the three-year Hong Kong House project in 2021 has been commenced. Half-step House, a new creative initiative by Lam Tung-pang is featured this year. The work follows the artist's imaginative journey to Hong Kong House. Unable to visit the house in person, the artist can learn about Tsunan town, where the House is located, only through literary works, personal interviews, online information and other secondary sources. To underline the significance of imagination, Lam took the bold step of giving the space a facelift with two different approaches. Half of the House now features text, music, graphics, moving images and other elements, arranged to conjure up an indoor landscape. The neighbouring half, in contrast, is left completely empty—an intentional void; Lam actively invites viewers to use their imagination to complete the picture.
 
This project is more than just an exhibition of Lam Tung-pang's installation at the Hong Kong House but includes an interesting variety of activities: there is a new initiative launched by the APO in conjunction with the Department of Art History of The University of Hong Kong, in which their students would serve an internship with the participating artist of the Hong Kong House project; there will be a new work "In-between" composed and performed by Haw Par Music, a video "A Land and Its People" produced by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Jockey Club Media 21, and "The Tastes of Land and Water", a series of 5 online cookery demonstration on fusion food inspired by the culinary cultures of Hong Kong and Japan. The activities would be a sumptuous feast for the eyes, the ears and the palate of the viewers of Hong Kong and Japan as a virtual celebration of the humanism, landscapes and the people of Japan.
 
Please click the link below to join our 360-degree virtual tour of the exhibition anytime and anywhere:
 
Half-step House by Lam Tung-pang
Date: 22.7 – 31.10.2021 (Open on weekends and public holidays)
Venue: Hong Kong House
Address: 29 – 4 Miyanohara, Kamigo, Tsunan-machi, Nakauonuma-
               gun, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Opening hours: 10am-5pm  
 
Online Programmes
"A Date with the Art Field – Half-step House@Hong Kong House" Sharing Session
Date: 29 August 2021 (Sunday)
Time: 3pm (Hong Kong)
          4pm (Japan)
Format: Conducted online through Zoom video conference 
Content: Sharing by artist and artwork production team, premiere
               music performance "In-between", premiere video "A Land  
               and Its People" and cooking demonstration "The Tastes
               of Land and Water" by young chef 
Language: Cantonese,  Japanese
 
"The Tastes of Land and Water" Cookery Demonstration
Date: From 29 August 2021 (Sunday) onwards
Format: Live-streaming & live rewind
Organiser: The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Jockey Club
                  Media 21 (M21)
Young chef: Will Leung 
 
*Live-streaming dates and cuisines:
1) 29 August and 2 September (Love of Flower)
    Live rewind: https://fb.watch/7MH20ab73q/
2) 9 September (Lotus Leaf Rice Served in Steamer)
    Live rewind: https://fb.watch/7WJ9cToEis/
3) 16 September (Steamed Rice Flour Rolls with Minced Beef)
    Live rewind: https://fb.watch/8bGA5DaVFo/
4) 30 September (Minced Pork and Oysters Soup with Rice)
5) 14 October (Crispy Rice Crust with Pomelo Dip)
6) 26 October (Glutinous Balls in Fermented Rice Paste)
*Please join the live-streaming programme via M21 at 6pm on the programme date
 
In-between Music Performance 
Date: From 29 August 2021 (Sunday) onwards
Format: Live-streaming & live rewind
Composer: Joyce Tang  
Performer: Haw Par Music
                  Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
 
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