Oi! has all along endeavored to encourage and promote cross-disciplinary creative practice. During the venue closure under the situation of COVID-19, the grade II historic building has been housed in into a stage to facilitating the collaborations with creators from different disciplines. A series of theatrical, musical and multimedia performances in the form of video documentation have therefore been produced to share with the public.
I Often Dream of the Mauritian Sky
Olivier Cong, an independent musician, has partnered with four other string musicians to disperse music all over Oil Street Art Space when night coming on. The building complex with wonderfully rich history is seen as a substitute to his father's hometown, Mauritius, where was under British rule. Giving letter recitation when sound mixed by synthesiser is being played, the musician is concurrently organising his thoughts on identity and hometown.
Journey through the Crevice
Lighting designer Bert Wong and set designer Jan Wong together have created an unusual space using lights and hydrogen balloon installation that floats in mid-air. Three creators with strong sense of hearing, Kung Chi-shing, Ho Ying-fung and Paul Yip, are also invited to freely strike the side of the singing bowl so the balloon colours will vary intensively, guiding participants to embark on an inner journey.
If • on • a • Winter's • Night • a Traveler
Greatly influenced by If on a winter's night a traveler, a novel written by Italian writer Italo Calvino, theater director Chan Chu-hei and Theatre Horizon present a series of individual but interrelated plays midst the building complex of Oil Street Art Space by fusing lighting design, live music and a variety of ordinary objects with novel excerpts.
Artists and Art group: Olivier Cong, Bert Wong & Jan Wong, Chan Chu-hei & Theatre Horizon
Date: 8.11.2021 — 1.2022