Art After Hours—Inside: Outside brings together three artists who transform the external everyday imaginary into installations, videos, and sound performances which crisscross the indoor and outdoor spaces of Tai Kwun. In presenting emotional worlds in suspension between memory and reality, the artists explore a unique inner realm.
With a setup at JC Cube, Chan Tsz Man Iv unveils a family’s little-known life in Tai Kwun through the reshaped memories of her mother, with the past and future interwoven in the space. The story of a mother’s childhood is recounted, along with spatial dialogues outlined with her daughter. Members of the audience are welcome to experience the stage installation.
Charles Kwong’s Requiem, with texts by the writer and storyteller Yuen Che Hung, features performances by local musicians, transforming Tai Kwun into the intermediary space between past and future. This musical journey ventures into inner worlds as manifested through funeral ceremonies— rituals in the face of death. The work will be shown at different spots across Tai Kwun, both indoors and out.
Looping on repeat on the Laundry Steps is Erkka Nissinen’s absurd and surreal series of video works. The normality and anomaly of daily life are laid bare through CGI, animation and roleplay.
Please register in advance for Chan Tsz Man Iv’s session. Doors open at 7pm at JC Cube and the performance starts at 7.30pm. The audience is cordially invited to come early, walk the space on stage, and delve into the artist’s sound and installation sets before the act.
Participating artists: Chan Tsz Man Iv, TAM Vun Kwan Rafael, Charles Kwong, Erkka Nissinen
The event will adhere to the latest health and safety regulations, and social distancing measures will be enforced.