This video clip gives a short insight into our two days’ event “Exquisite Corpse”, which served as the final presentation format of “Transcultural Collaboration 2016”. What you see are impressions of the work of seven different groups, which presented their collaborative experiments in this setting. The event took place on 25/26 November 2016 at Connecting Space Hong Kong and Kai Tak Campus of the Academy of Visual Arts. If you would like to know more about the specific arts works and their content, please refer to the section “Group Works” on this website.
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 …
At the beginning the space itself, accessories, costumes and TV monitors are assumed to be installed, and give a hint to the main performance which will be followed. Just as temples and churches do, visitors are free to visit and feel the atmosphere of the space when the ceremony is not held yet.
The floor filled with water creates second images by reflecting the videos projected on the wall. Also, the tv screens which are connected to the camera mounted on the costume, displaying the visitor’s appearance and revealing the symbol of reflection.
Cooking Phallocentrism with Kay, Wendy, Giulia, and Jade Directed, Cinematographed and Edited by Jade Park Haejun Presented for Womb club, HAO GAO YEAH 2.0 Park Haejun, Jade B.A Korea National University of Arts, School of Film, TV&Multimedia, M.F.A City University of Hong Kong, School of Creative Media (2015~)
“EXQUISITE CORPSE” playfully and unpredictably combining, displacing and replacing limbs, while forming creatures and languages of coincidence and encounter.
In the 2nd edition of this unique international graduate semester program, 27 artists and designers from six different art universities from Europe and East Asia spent one semester of intense transcultural and cross-disciplinary collaboration including all art and design disciplines. On 25 and 26 November seven groups will show their explorations and experiments in a variety of different formats and topics. …
“EXQUISITE CORPSE” playfully and unpredictably combining, displacing and replacing limbs, while forming creatures and languages of coincidence and encounter. Transcultural and Cross-disciplinary Art Performances and Installations by “The Bubble” and “Oolong 烏龍”
These events present the experiments and explorations of the annually international graduate semester program “Transcultural Collaboration” a cooperation of art universities from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan and Europe. Its general focus is on transcultural topics and its main working method is cross-disciplinary collaboration including all art and design disciplines. The program is mainly taking place in Hong Kong and includes stays in Zurich and Taipei. It’s part of the networking platform “Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich”.
Exquisite Corpse Transcultural and Cross-disciplinary Art Performances and Installations 26 November, Kai Tak Campus, 7.30pm Academy of Visual Arts, Baptist University, 51 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong These events present the experiments and explorations of the annually international graduate semester program “Transcultural Collaboration” a cooperation of art universities from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan and Europe. Its general focus is on transcultural topics and its main working method is cross-disciplinary collaboration including all art and design disciplines. The program is mainly taking place in Hong Kong and includes stays in Zurich and Taipei. It’s part of the networking platform “Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich”. Boundary There is a vast man-made cyberspace floating above our heads. The boundary of the “virtual” world and the “real” one keeps expanding, from screens to our senses. We enhance perceptions of light and sound in this boundary where new cultures and aesthetics are emerging, regardless of limitations on the land. Audio-visual Installation by Yuan Yuan, MA Media Art/School of Intermedia Art, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou Li …
After having formed a groupf, there were a diverse of issues that could have been dealt with in the project. The four of the students: Going Chow Kuo, Andreas, Lukas Mayer, Yang Liu and Mbene Mwambene settled on to tackle garbage. Not only was this enough but a form had to be decided too. The presentation would be documentary performance. We would show raw data, calculated data, images, videos, installation and most importantly theatre dance performance.
Hong Kong is populated by 7.2 Million people making it one of the densely poluted places on earth. The consumer power is astronomically highly hence a clear problematic waste problem. Needless to say, space is a challenge but where would the waste finally rest? …
If you walk through the streets of Hong Kong and you feel some water drops falling on your head, then it is probably not raining.
Videos – Pictures – Performance – Installation by Huang Liangpeng and Evan Ruetsch.
We encounter air conditioning water every day, when the condensation falls on our heads, we are nothing but helpless, for a moment you feel this unpleasant wet feeling. Nevertheless, the water drops will dry out.
We allow the falling condensation water to leave its traces through Traditional acts.
Being the result of a very harmonious group of four, the cube was soon completed. A minimalistic white box with carrying handles, resembling a litter for transporting royalty, stood there ready to be used. The interior was coated with a sound-absorbing material, covered in black velvet. Roughly one cubic meter of black and white silence. …
There is a vast man-made cyberspace floating above our heads. The boundary of the “virtual” world and the “real” one keeps expanding, from screens to our senses. We enhance perceptions of light and sound in this boundary where new cultures and aesthetics are emerging, regardless of limitations on the land.
Insulted Lemon Jam Playlist
Salted lemon drink (54:92)
Sham Shui Po (1:29:56)
First jam, (16:30) – approx
Second jam (21:19) – approx
Presentation 1 (32:23)
Presentation 2 (25:44) – approx
Feedback 2 (32:51)
Final (25:44) – approx
LINE UP 22h DJ Warm Those Buns Up DJ Set cimonfinix 22h30 Phonetic Phony Audioperformance Kai & Grace 22h45 Womb Club Dance & Videoinstallation by Carmen, Jesica, Goingshow and Jade 22h50 Scarlet (Hao) & Sherry Yuan Audiovisual Performance by Hao and Sherry 23h10 #cautionwetfloor Performance Cimon & Léo 23h30 Haze’n’hofer Concert by Yannik 00h15 senseless DJ Set Jan 1h45 the Queens of Chateau Coq Drag Show by Dennis & Daniel 2h neoliebe DJ Set by Angelo
Sound making teabag Tea infusing network Networking frame work Net playing puppets
The idea to meet continuously, bring to the table of known material, new material and explore materials we haven’t had the chance to explore. Practising in a way of exploration, but also narrowing down our imagination of different possibilities. This is a start to self-reflect and questioning of how to break the limitations and extremities of sound. To impose awareness to the disorientated of information and insight, whilst discovering the uncertainty and suffering of ones endurance through this process of collaboration. …
We live in a globalized world. It’s dynamics bring out fundamental and irreversible changes everywhere. These changes come along with anxiety and suspiciousness, especially toward the transcultural dimension of globalization. Art can shift perception, it has a sensual willingness in its approach to the world, that opens our way of looking and thinking. …
The Assumption of the Virgin is a space that showcases a range of individual photographs highlighting femininity, body, gender identity and sexuality. Through countless of discussions about personal experiences of sex, sexuality, gender roles, body image; the lasting image was to create an intimate, personal and intense visual and sound platform. The setting of the bathroom with red lights, highlights the use of personal space when one needs to use the bathroom, but also an underline of ‘sexiness’ and also erotic sense.
The net is the beginning of everything, the start of transformation and connection. It is the testing ground, to turn a tool of daily life into something different. Using the net to fill up the room, it first becomes soft installation. It is all surrounded, one feels trapped and sometimes escaped from it. Then it becomes a projection surface.
Lecture by Prof. Isabel Mundry, Composer Until the end of the 20th century the idea of the music of the avant-garde was to define its development by continuously further differentiate itself. The music was focussed on its own rules, its abstraction, its purity. Nowadays the “music of the avant-garde” does not exist anymore. Instead there are individual works and positions, that define their own framework and follow specific questions. As a result every piece of music needs to ask about its inside and outside. What is the own, thus the pure, and what’s the alien? With each inter- or transdisciplinary work, we encounter these questions, but also with every artistic reference to a topic outside the arts. Based on her own work, Isabel Mundry will describe, how musical articulations and extra-musical references are getting connected. Her main topics will be public spaces and transitions between art and nature. Isabel Mundry was born in Schlüchtern (Hesse, Germany), raised in West Berlin. Studies composition with Frank-Michael Beyer, Gösta Neuwirth and Hans Zender at the „Universität der Künste Berlin“ …
Scouting of an Abandoned School
Out of the interest of some members of the group, and the knowledge of an abandoned school, the group decided to explore this space as a working area, to share a common experience of research & free play.
Impressed by the abundance of noise in the City of Hong Kong, we set out on a quest to investigate the sources of this omnipresent intrusion on our senses. Seeking out the origins of the everyday acoustic background, we very soon pondered on the quality of noise. Is it something undesirable that has to be purged, or is suppressing it a form of censorship? Why do we have a need for both silence and disorder? Is there a ideal balance between the two? Inspired by the principle of noise cancelling, we constructed a space where in theory, three phase-inverted sources of noise recordings we did in Hong Kong should cancel each other out and add up to silence. Viewers may enter this space to experience the interaction of the three sources and with luck, perhaps, find a small pocket of silence amidst the chaos. As expected, the noise cancelling function did not work out perfectly. It was, however, up to each individual to explore the meanings of the experiment. Can one indeed cancel noise with …
As discussed by Wolfgang Welsch, “The concept of transculturality aims for a multi-meshed and inclusive, not separatist and exclusive, understanding of culture.” As such the dissolving boundaries between cultures and new cultural forms have been developed. This lecture will trace the cultural interactions through artworks made since the sixteenth century to present to highlight how different cultural legacies are intertwined with one another. …
Short Practical Excersises Workshop by Zhao Chuan / ‘Artistic Experimentation’ Lecture by Ricardo Eizirik / Visit Manifesta exhibitions
Every participant is asked to give an insight to her/his artistic work as well as about her/his personal background like cultural origins, important ethical values, concerns and current issues they think are relevant. It’s suggested to think of a way to present the work in a different way than usual, which is rather experiential oriented (for example by doing, showing, performing, interacting,..) instead of (too much) talking and it explicitly should not be a regular “power point presentation”.
A Project by Mbene Mwambene, Sylvia Liu Yang, Going Ying Hsiu Kuo and Andreas Mayer On paper everything is pretty painted in white and black. Hong Kong is one of the densely populated places in the world. The economy is fast booming hence the volumes of garbage shoots up the ladder. Wastes in Hong Kong are first collected from disposal bins to refuse transfer stations (RTS). After they are compacted and put in containers, they are delivered to disposal lands or recycling centers. Those which can be recycled are recycled, some are burnt to create and some sent to land fills. Done and dusted. There are hundreds of collectors in the territory where wastes are located before transferring to refuse transfer stationsThere are seven refuse transfer stations in the territory. They serve as centralised collection points for the transfer of waste to the strategic landfills. Operated by the EPD, the landfill sites only accept garbage from Hong Kong. Thirteen of 16 landfills were closed from 1988 to 1996. There are also 13 closed landfills. The closed …
Silvia (China), Haymond ( Hong Kong), Giulia (Italy) and Mbene ( Malawi/Zambia) embarks on a journey in Zurich to ascertain individual fears in a city known to the world as the haven of purity.
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Artists: Catch the Manta ( Jiecong Men & Jesica Bastidas )
To recapitulate, certain dualisms have been persistent in Western traditions; they have all been systemic to the logics and practices of domination of women, people of colour, nature, workers, animals – in short, domination of all constituted as others, whose task is to mirror the self. Chief among these troubling dualisms are self/other, mind/body, culture/nature, male/female, civilized/primitive, reality/appearance, whole/part, agent/resource, maker/ made, active/passive, right/wrong, truth/illusion, totaVpartial, God/man. …
IN TIME WE TRUST – IN TIME WE INVEST “THE FUTURE MATE, YH, ITS DOWN THERE. 3RD ON THE LEFT. YOU CAN‘T MISS IT BREH”
Episode 1: A forbidden forrest in middle of the refugees’ camp is surrounded by a huge wall.
Three ways to deviate a wall, which is guarded by the police.
Episode 2: Repeat new sonorities or different strategies to shit when someone is already in the toilets