|Emergency Kit & Wishing Pool|| |
Can a sunken coin generate hope?
In-between floating and sinking, a performance coincides with an allegory.
If everyone could make a single wish,
And if each wish had to come true,
Would the world end up a better place – or worse?
Is this really a fairy tale – or in fact a curse?
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People pretty much lack hope these days.
So I want to stock an emergency kit
To give urgent treatment to their hope.
Some may share my optimism,
But more will ask the question,
What is hope?
* * *
A kind of tinnitus that connects to numbness.
A kind of sound that passes through water.
A kind of rainbow that glitters in the darkness.
* * *
To further extend media art to all walks of life, promote art accessibility in a wider culture of art for all and enrich the experience of artists/audience with different abilities in all possible art forms, vA! has identified an alternative site location in Jockey Club PHAB Camp of Hong Kong PHAB Association to produce an accessible media art performance and invited a group of artists/ musicians/ performers led by GayBird to explore new creative frontiers of media technologies in contemporary art. GayBird will characterise the swimming pool of the Camp as a wishing pool and produce a site-specific cross media performance named ‘Emergency Kit & Wishing Pool', to project people's emotion and future hope to the city.
GayBird's exploratory return in 2019 involves a slight withdrawal from the world of music and a leap forward to a different artistic landscape. Set in a swimming pool, the work reflects that obscure condition between floating and sinking in a vivid representation of the collective ambiguities of the city and its people. Voicelessness can be a silent cry. Ripples in the water can have far-reaching effects. This is a concert that resembles talking in one's sleep and offers an allegorical representation of a city.
26, 27, 28.3.2019 (Tue-Thu) 8pm
[Swimming pool], Hong Kong PHAB Association Jockey Club PHAB Camp
75 Pokfulam Reservoir Road, Hong Kong
Online Registration will start on 5pm, 15.3.2019. Please stay tuned.
Online registration is required. Free admission with limited quota on first-come, first-served basis.
28.3.2019 (Thu) 8pm
Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre
LED TV outside Broadway Cinema in Mongkok
LED TV outside Hilton Towers in East Tsim Sha Tsui
5/F lobby, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre
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