Hong Kong’s interest in art has gone through the ceiling in recent years – yet most events usually take place in galleries or theatres. Swire Properties and curators of our future M+ museum of visual culture/ West Kowloon Cultural District Authority have now joined forces to open the scene up for everyone. At least from 26th of October till 5th of November 2017 they will show 13 curated programmes and 29 performances – at more unexpected venues. 80 local and overseas artists will perform – above all at the NEW ArtisTree, but also in office lobbies, on lawns or restaurants.
Most striking perhaps, “Human Body Parts” by Snuff Puppets will fill the lobbies and outdoor spaces at Taikoo Place with giant interactive human body parts. Another highlight will be “Luna del Ray” by the talented crew of Manual Cinema. Completely pantomimic, they will tell the moving story of a lonely girl in the USA with overhead projectors, shadow puppets, live music and cinematic techniques.
Multi-award-winning Australian choreographer, filmmaker and installation artist, Sue Healey, will present “ON VIEW: HONG KONG”. It’s a beautiful multidisciplinary work that pairs videos, installations and live performances – commissioned and produced by M +
British performer Tim Crouch will perform his hilarious one-man show “I, Malvolio” – in which he looks at Shakespeare’s plays from the perspective of minor characters.
Furthermore, two lunchtime concerts and three weekend concerts will be held at Taikoo Park (in front of Swire Properties’ headquarters). Amongst others, local indie and all-girl band GDJYB (Gai Dan Jane Yuk Bang) will take to the stage, as will Swiss singer-songwriter Anna Aaron or international funk band Grove Lee.