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Access Point

With “Access Point”, the artists attempted to show an improvised performance four times, incorporating four different but equally important concepts in one piece. The central object was a vacuum cleaner used to clean the exhibition space and the materials experimented with during the exploration process.

IOU

IOU is an experimental project in collaboration between TC participants Markella Ksilogiannopoulou, Shimin Ji and Qianlin Wang, realised during our residencies at Communitism in Athens. The installation included a video projected on the wall, a diagram drawn on the floor with candles and objects lying around, and a live performance.

The Toilet

Is it about the question or the answer? TC participants Nasia, Lucy, Alexeï, Melanie and Wan had many questions and tried to find ways to translate the feelings these questions provoked into a small space and make it pleasant and beautiful for the people who use it. In this process, they created a place for all living beings in the world. So that every being, fluffy or not fluffy, hairy or not hairy, girly or not, can theoretically enter.

Oracle Foyer

The Oracle Foyer is a joint project by three artists from different cultural backgrounds (Taiwanese/Japanese/German). In this project, they explored the differences between and relationships with their cultures on the level of superstition, proverbs and divination. Inspired by the myths surrounding the Oracle of Delphi. Their Oracle Foyer, a sensory interactive installation, set in an open-air interstitial space between the two buildings of Communism.

A Room for One’s Own (Strawberries and Cigarettes)

The collective is interested in the issues of identity formation through analogue and digital spheres and the power structures that surround these identities. The group, formed by feminities, wanted to create a space of exploration where all voices could be heard without discrimination. Combining spatial design and performance. A rhythmic chant with words and phrases created in the process of community healing.

To Dream*

Taking ‘to dream (發夢)’ – an expression used for the Hong Kong movement referring to going on the streets – as the title for the work, the collective invites the audience to follow their journey through the past few months: they display traces of their search in Hong Kong. They worked with interviews taken and material collected, as well as a fictional film essay concerning the future of the city in crisis. In order to overcome the distance between Hong Kong and Zurich, the work involves live performances such as moving Lennon TVs live-streaming the movement and a tea corner that invites people to talk directly with members of the group.

欢迎来到我的直播间 | Welcome to My Live – 播间

A live performance, installation by CHEN Zhenglang (Fine Arts in Dance (Choreography), The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts), Lena SEEFRIED, (Art Education Curatorial Studies, Zurich University of the Arts), LEI Xuan (Fine Arts in Dance (Choreography), The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts), Milos STOLIC, (Fine Arts, Zurich University of the Arts) at McaM Shanghai.

更多,缺席,睡眠 | MORE, ABSENCE, SLEEP, M.A.S. Dream Machine

A performative installation by Rose Li Zi-Rui, (Visual Arts, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University), Rafael Gil Cordeiro (Trends & Identity, Zurich University of the Arts), Brooke Jackson (Curatorial Studies, Zurich University of the Arts), Qian Yuxuan (Drama, Nanjing University), Nuriia Khasenova (Music Pedagogy, Zurich University of the Arts) at McaM Shanghai.

了结 | OVER

A self help office, Office of Voluntary Essential Riddance, by Kian Schwabe (Stage Directing, Zurich University of the Arts), Nick Ng (Theatre, Lasalle College of the Arts) & Fu Lingbo (Theater Nanjing University) at McaM Shanghai.

Time Space Stranger

Encounters with strangers are unexpected. We see them as random coincidences or signs of fate. We pay attention to them or let them pass by. They might leave a trace in our memory and life that changes us. They offer us the possibility to experience ourselves in an unknown way.

T.U.B.E Hong Kong 0.1 alpha

An interactive, immersive group game experience by Colin Schmid (Interaction Design, Zurich University of the Arts), Lena Seefried (Curatorial Studies, Zurich University of the Arts), Lisa Schwabe (Stage Directing, Zurich University of the Arts), Timo Raddatz (Theatre, Dramaturgy, Zurich University of the Arts) and Chan Clair Ka-kiu KK (Fine Arts, City University of Hong Kong). Intro Our group started with the keywords spaceship and bondage. The third topic revolved around the words of utopia and matrix. The spaceship gave us an idea of the aesthetics we wanted to achieve. Several films and series like Pacific Rim, Enter The Void, Love, Death And Robots etc. inspired us. The topic bondage gave us different access to a wide range of interests like BDSM and Shibari (traditional form of using ropes, as art and not as sexual liberation), a metaphor of gaining freedom by losing some of it, basic human interactions, power regulations in politics and colonialism. For the media, different TV game shows from the 80′, 90’s, 00’s from Germany, Switzerland, China and Japan inspired us. Concept T.U.B.E Hong Kong 0.1 alpha is an …

Leave Or Not To Leave

A performance by Jia Yu Wu (Performance, Xinghai Conservatory of Music) and Nick Ng (Theatre, Lasalle College of the Arts). Intro In this age of news and fake news, Yuyu and Nick seek to find commonality and conflict. Leave or not to Leave is a performance showing different levels of translation of what we see and not see, how we respond or not respond. The performance consists of 2 performers. One who is seen, heard and felt physically. The another not seen in physical form, with his presence felt merely in text. Yuyu’s dance performance is performed by Nick through text in an un-emotional, purely descriptive way, While Yuyu responds physically against the factual interpretation. Concept Leave or Not to Leave 走或不走 are the 4 characters that Yu came out with in response to her own improvisation. It is her response to her own performance. The final performance consists of 2 performers. With Nick performing in Singapore in front of a computer performing Yu’s original dance in the form of a detail, non-emotional description and Yu performing live …

Error 404

A performance by Fu Lingbo (Theater Nanjing University) and Gloria Hertig (Trends & Identity, Zurich University of the Arts). Intro What does freedom mean? Is it being free? What rules, ideals and structures are taught by state, parents and society without us being aware of them? Where does the metamorphosis of structure and habit begin? In the performance Error 404 Fu Lingbo and Gloria Hertig transfer their learned impairment into a common meal. Concept We transferred the learned impairment into a common meal. We used table manners as a metaphor for social structures. Table manners are different in every culture and we learned them as children eating with adults. So we not only apply our table manners in fancy restaurants but they unconsciously become natural movements. The setting of the performance was as follows: Two people eating at a table, facing the audience, not staring at them but eating in front of them. The whole scene is plain and kept in discreet colors, everything is white and clean. Next to the table there are two floor …

Meditation In Red

A two-part installation by Cass Leung Lok Kwan (Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University), Cindy Cheng I-Hsin (Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts), Nuriia Khasenova (Music Pedagogy, Zurich University of the Arts), Milos Stolic (Fine Arts, Zurich University of the Arts).

Device Spa

A performative installation by Rose Li Zi-Rui, (Visual Arts, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University), Rafael Gil Cordeiro (Trends & Identity, Zurich University of the Arts), Riar Rizaldi (Media Art/Moving Images, City University Hong Kong), Brooke Jackson (Curatorial Studies, Zurich University of the Arts), Leal Chen Zhenglang (Dance Choreography, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts), Rae Lei Xuan (Dance Choreography, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts), Joe Ma Kam Leung (City University of Hong Kong, School of Creative Media).

Welcome To The Item Shop

Concept Welcome to the Item Shop is a three part performance installation. It deals with our own take on how to change the world in a society where the changing of the world is ever present. As we are all equipped with privileges we sometimes don’t realize we have, Welcome to the Item Shop makes them visible.