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0.142921% – Documentation

  During three months in Hong Kong, I lived in Yau Ma Tei, which near by the Temple street night market. Every day I walked by, I found out people throw trash directly on the street, and leave huge trash to cleaners. So we decided to observe the night markets for 24 hours. As a result, people came and leave, in this big consumer city, easily buying and leave all trash behind, they only expect others to result the problem. We also do action in the night market to aware this city garbage problem, the action call: “Nothing should be abandoned.” In these research, we interviewed the cleaners, to know more about what do they think about their lives and jobs. And put these interviews into our final performance. We found out the landfill in Hong Kong is also a big issue, so we went visiting and having a interview with landfill office employee. These experiences let me to rethinking our own living place situation, and what is the difference from Hong Kong. It is hard …

Participants 2015

Lecturers/Guests “Transcultural Collaboration 2015” Responsible Project Coordinators/Lecturers Daniel Späti, Head of Transcultural Collaboration, ZHdK Zheng Bo, Assistant Professor, CityU/School of Creative Media, HK Shi Ke, Associate Professor, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou Jim McGowan, Senior Lecturer (Sound), MFA Coordinator TEA, HK Academy for Performing Arts Lecturers Heinrich Lüber, Artist, Head of MA Art Education ZHdK Kingsley Ng, Artist/Designer, HK Baptist University Florian Dombois, Artist/Researcher/Lecturer, ZHdK Hongjohn Lin, Chair Fine Arts Dep. and Transdisciplinary Studies, TNUA Jörg Scheller, Curator/Theorist, Head of BA Photography, ZHdK Nuria Krämer, Head of Connecting Space HK, ZHdK Stephen Cheung, Head of Graduate Education Centre, HKAPA Hayat Erdogan, Dramaturgist/Theorist, ZHdK Matthias Ziegler, Musician/Lecturer ZHdK Patrick Müller, Head of Connecting Spaces HK-ZH, Head of MA Transdisciplinary Studies ZHdK various additional lecturers SCM, CAA, HKAPA, … Assistants Christopher Kriese, Director, Assistant BA Directing ZHdK Katja Gläss, Artist/Photographer, Research associate MA Transdisciplinary Studies ZHdK Andrea Roca, Designer/Curator, Associate researcher Design Departement ZHdK External Guests Zhao Chuan, Director/Author, Shanghai Eisa Jocson, Dancer/Choreographer, Manila Björn Beneditz, Artist and Member of German pop band Deichkind Hamburg Xiaolu Guo, Novelist/Film Director, China Jay Forster, Art Director, …

Trailer HOT POT Festival

  This video offers an insight into our two days “HOT POT – Spicy Little Art Festival”, which took place on 20 and 21 November 2015 at Connecting Space Hong Kong and AVA Kai Tak Campus. The festival served as the final presentation format of the first pilot of “Transcultural Collaboration” and was open to the public. Get an impression of the art work of 6 transcultural and cross-disciplinary teams and the great atmosphere of both performance venues! Conception & Direction: Bruce Liu (SCM) & Cimonfinix (ZHdK) Filming: DELTA Creation, Hong Kong Video Editing: Bruce Liu Sound: Cimonfinix

Claustrophobia

Hot Pot – Spicy Little Art Festival Site specific two-room multimedia installation by Liane Mah, Philipp Spillmann, Ma Haijiao, Tobias Fandel Saturday, 21 November, 5pm Kai Tak Campus, Academy of Visual Arts “absense” invites you to experience a very unusual spatial performance situation. How do your physical feeling and your thoughts affect your perception of space, movements, sounds and not least images and words? What can you see, what can you hear and how do you deal with it? Does your cognition leads you to new aesthetical experiences by reflecting the absence? A two-room installation, video documentary, room two, Liane Mah (performance), Ma Haijiao (video), Tobias Fandel (sound) absense/ intense days. Long nights. Composing, cutting, dancing, hammering, painting the walls. Claustrophobia. A feeling very typical for Hong Kong. A psychological reaction to a suffocating situation. A physical reaction to the suffocation of modern live. Modern livestyle. Routine. Spaces and possibilities to move. In our work we started to dig deeper in the topic of noise which brought us step by step to the topic of claustrophobia, which we explored by text, sound, movie and movement. …

HOT POT – Spicy Little Art Festival

What happens if 22 artists from Asia and Europe from a wide range of art and design disciplines are collaborating for 14 weeks? HOT POT – Spicy Little Art Festival proudly presents the final works of 6 art collectives, an explosive blend of cultural and artistic ingredients from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Romania. Come and taste two days of hard-boiled, finger lickin’ crisp or tenderly melting performances and installations.

HOT POT at AVA/Kai Tak Campus

Performances & Installations by 5 art collectives: “Ab(sence)”, “Tutu & Ida in Hong Kong”, “How to Disappear (Almost Completely)”, “Fucking Dead Banana”, “!?tahw” Afterparty with DJ Yao! Keep it boiling with drinks, food and dance till late!
Saturday, 21 November, Kai Tak Campus, Academy of Visual Arts

HOT POT – Spicy Little Art Festival proudly presents the final works of 6 art collectives, an explosive blend of cultural and artistic ingredients from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Romania. Come and taste two days of hard-boiled, finger lickin’ crisp or tenderly melting performances and installations.

HOT POT at Connecting Space

Friday, 20 November, Connecting Space Hong Kong
Performance: “The Net[t]”. DJ-Set by DJ Sniff

HOT POT – Spicy Little Art Festival proudly presents the final works of 6 art collectives, an explosive blend of cultural and artistic ingredients from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Romania. Come and taste two days of hard-boiled, finger lickin’ crisp or tenderly melting performances and installations.

UAKTI – Solo Recital on Bass and Contrabass flute by Matthias Ziegler

Recital by Swiss flautist Matthias Ziegler

This recital features the world-renowned Swiss flutist Matthias Ziegler and his very unique amplified contrabass flute. A solo recital, in which Ziegler use his amplified contrabass flute to perform a program of musical works which includes contemporary extended techniques and amplified techniques enabling listeners to hear sounds that they never been heard.

Amplifying the flute in a particular way makes it possible to increase the volume of the micro sound structures inside the flute to an audible level. It is like looking at the instrument through a magnifying glass. There is a whole orchestra inside the flute which opens new sound worlds for composers and improvisers.

!?tahw

I think you’re serious. Fishes in plastic bags don’t move a lot.
Plastic bag top left. Two fishes. Moving fast.
Plastic bag middle right. One fish. Moving slowly.
Plastic bag top right . Three fishes. Not moving.
Plastic bag bottom left. Four fishes. Moving fast.

Project Description

When you go on a journey you have a goal. Most of the time you have a particular place in mind and an idea of what you are going to do there. Most people follow a certain path and even plan their whole trip from the beginning to the end. A map helps you to orientate yourself in unknown places. If you get lost you asked google maps where you are and it leads you to your chosen location. But what happens if you get lost? Maybe you end up somewhere you never would have expected.
What does it feel like to get lost, being a stranger in Hong Kong?

Practice 2: Renaturalization

As a martial art, T’ai Chi is externally a soft exercise, but internally hard, even as it seeks softness. If we are externally soft, after a long time we will naturally develop internal hardness. It’s not that we consciously cultivate hardness, for in reality our mind is on softness. What is difficult is to remain internally reserved, to possess hardness without expressing it, always externally meeting the opponent with softness. Meeting hardness with softness causes the opponent’s hardness to be transformed and disappear into nothingness.