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A day with Yuanyang Bao, Peitao Chen, Wen Qing Kwek and Xiaoli Liu

For the third and last phase of this year’s programme, individual portraits of the current groups are published in order to give a glimpse into the day-to-day collaborations, convey the intensity of the work process and sketch the interplay between the individual and the collective. Today we present a conversation about the work of Yuanyang Bao (visual communication design), Peitao Chen (visual communication design), Wen Qing Kwek (fine arts/painting), Xiaoli Liu (intermedia art/curation) the result of which was presented in the final group exhibition 说了/ 没说 : SPOKEN / UNSPOKEN on the 24th November 2018. For your third project you all went into a completely new artistic medium: performance. I would like to know more about how it felt for you expand your own fields and how you went about it. Kwek: It was indeed very different and I learnt a lot from the process. We basically started off from zero. As we all have a rather visual background we’re used to planning. But with performance, we realised, it’s helpful to plan less and rehearse more. …

A day with: Simona Bischof, Vivian Chan, Silas Kutschmann, Mei Ting Spencer Poon, Miley Mei Yan Wong, Sir Meng Yau

For the third and last phase of this year’s programme, individual portraits of the current groups are published in order to give a glimpse into the day-to-day collaborations, convey the intensity of the work process and sketch the interplay between the individual and the collective. Today we present a day in the work of Simona Bischof (art education), Vivian Chan (music/piano), Silas Kutschmann (music/pop), Mei Ting Spencer Poon (fine arts/video), Miley Mei Yan Wong (cinematic design/digital art) and Sir Meng Yau (fine arts) the result of which was presented in the final group exhibition 说了/ 没说 : SPOKEN / UNSPOKEN on the 24th November 2018. This effervescent group whose members also happen to have built close friendships amongst each other in the course of the past four months found itself initially a bit divided as to what path to pursue: an installation or a performative project. It was not least for the friendships that some of them had hesitated asking themselves whether they should even work together and wondered whether their good relationships would withstand the …

A day with: Jiaming August Liao, Star Sijia Liu, Claudio Rainolter and Jingying Zhang

For the third and last phase of this year’s programme, individual portraits of the current groups are published in order to give a glimpse into the day-to-day collaborations, convey the intensity of the work process and sketch the interplay between the individual and the collective. Today we present a day in the work of Jiaming August Liao, Sijia Star Liu, Claudio Rainolter and Jingying Zhang the result of which was presented in the final group exhibition 说了/ 没说 : SPOKEN / UNSPOKEN on the 24th November 2018. It’s already the third time in a row that Jiaming August Liao (Hong Kong based), Claudio Rainolter (Zurich based) and Jingying Zhang (Taipei based) decided to work together. Liu (Hong Kong based) has joined them only for this last project. She wanted to work in different constellations throughout the programme in order to gain a varied understanding of what transdisciplinary collaboration could look like. She says she’s learnt a lot from the experience, however, feels like most of it is going to reverberate for a while before she …

A day with: Keng Chen, Wen-Chi Liu, Nikolai Prawdzic, Dino Radoncic, Nathalie Stirnimann and Stefan Stojanovic

For the third and last phase of this year’s programme, individual portraits of the current groups are published in order to give a glimpse into the day-to-day collaborations, convey the intensity of the work process and sketch the interplay between the individual and the collective. Today we present a day in the work of Keng Chen (fine arts/performance), Wen-Chi Liu (writing/fine arts/performance), Nikolai Prawdzic (dramaturgy/theatre), Dino Radoncic (design/performance), Nathalie Stirnimann (fine arts/performance) and Stefan Stojanovic (fine arts/performance) the result of which will be presented in the final group exhibition 说了/ 没说 : SPOKEN / UNSPOKEN on the 24th November 2018. It’s a warm and cloudy day and as I get ready for my afternoon with another one of the programme’s collaboration teams, a message by Keng Chen appears on my screen: „Can you go to 32D? We meet there to eat together.“ Of course I can. As soon as the elevator doors opens with a cheeky dingdong on the 32nd floor of our high-rise home in the Hung Hom area, I hear Nathalie Stirnimann’s warm …

A day with: Yu Rainie Liu, José Eduardo Yépez Pino and Xinyun Juliana Zhu

For the third and last phase of this year’s programme, individual portraits of the current groups are published in order to give a glimpse into the day-to-day collaborations, convey the intensity of the work process and sketch the interplay between the individual and the collective. Today we present a day in the work of Yu Rainie Liu (art management/theatre making), José Eduardo Yépez Pino (electroacoustic composition/guitar), Xinyun Juliana Zhu (choreography/dance) the result of which will be presented in the final group exhibition 说了/ 没说 : SPOKEN / UNSPOKEN on the 24th November 2018. I visit the smallest of the collaboration groups on a mild and sunny afternoon in the campus’ spacious garden front (with the most stunning view onto the urban landscape). They’ve installed some sort of hyperdimensional spiderweb out of dark green ropes. Xinyun Juliana Zhu is lying perfectly still and face down on the grass with her body being held by the ropes, José Eduardo Yépez Pino is standing bent over his musical equipment working the mixer and Yu Rainie Liu alertly watches …

A day with: Florian Geisseler, Mengying Li, Joel Schoch and Anbang Wang

For the third and last phase of this year’s programme, individual portraits of the current groups are published in order to give a glimpse into the day-to-day collaborations, convey the intensity of the work process and sketch the interplay between the individual and the collective. Today we present a day in the work of Florian Geisseler (film), Mengying Li (photography/graphic design), Joel Schoch (music composition) and Anbang Wang (drama) the result of which will be presented in the final group exhibition 说了/ 没说 : SPOKEN / UNSPOKEN on the 24th November 2018. On Baptist University’s Kai Tak Campus. I’m waiting on the grass-covered lot below the steep steps leading up to the premises’ main building and overgrown by the roots and branches of an old Banyan. Just a stone’s throw away is an eight-lane highway but up here one can hear the little sparrow-like birds who look like punks with their cocked feather helmets pointing from the head upwards. Sometimes a squirrel rustles through the shrubs and there is a remarkable amount of butterflies as …

A day with: Diego Kohn, Leonard So, Marco Spitzbarth & Ingjerd Ytterdal Holten

For the third and last phase of this year’s programme, individual portraits of the current groups are published in order to give a glimpse into the day-to-day collaborations, convey the intensity of the work process and sketch the interplay between the individual and the collective. Today we present a day in the work of Diego Kohn (composition/performance), Leonard Kai Fung So (fine arts/theory), Marco Spitzbarth (fine arts/digital art) and Ingjerd Ytterdal Holten (fine arts/painting) the result of which will be presented in the final group exhibition 说了/ 没说 : SPOKEN / UNSPOKEN on the 24th November 2018. The foursome started off its collaboration with an unusually long and daring day hike up to Suicide Cliff that—as all of them affirmed later on—was a rocksolid base for their further group work. Since this physically and psychologically demanding take-off, they’ve developed on the work realised by three of them during the Shanghai phase. Mass Prey had dealt with the dominant, even spiritual role that mass consumerism has come to play in today’s society. For the running phase, …