ÉLAN Lost Child Project HK 2022

My Story Land: The Weight of Life

Master Land: The Romeo and Juliet Wars - Work in Progress

Our Social Land: The Perfect MATCH

Blah Blah Land: David Glass

My Story Land: The Weight of Life

No Man Is An Island: M & M Pilot Project Screening and Sharing

Date & Time

2 - 3 Jul, 2022 02.07.2022 | 3:15pm - 4pm (Video Presentation and Sharing)
30.06 - 05.07.2022 (Video Walk)

Location

Online & Laundry Steps

Price

Free of charge

Programme

Due to adverse weather, the programmes of ÉLAN Lost Child Project HK 2022 on 2 July 2022 will be rescheduled to take place at 11am – 1:45pm, 3 July 2022 at Laundry Steps. The programme “Blah Blah Land” at 2pm – 5pm, 3 July 2022 will take place as scheduled. Registration of “Blah Blah Land” has been full and will be streamed live at Tai Kwun website and Lost Child HK Facebook page.
 



When lives are connected, there is strength; but they also erode each other. Every scar has a story, and each story has a different weight. Will we finally be exhausted or more "down-to-earth" when we bear these weights along?



Words from “Landlord”

It is said that some areas in the city have not been exposed to sunlight for a long time, and these shaded areas are located at the bottom of the city, which are the places closest to the ground. It is said that the lives there are simple and authentic, confronting birth, old, sickness and death every day. With the long-term lack of sunlight, the "lives" of the residents there are particularly heavy. It is said that earthquakes have caused groundwater to pour out of the ground in recent years, and rapids have formed in the shaded areas. Not only the residents of the area but also various people who fell from the upper floors due to the earthquake are drawn into the rapids. Some people try to go against the current step by step with all their strength; some look down at the position of their feet, stand firm, neither move forward nor back; some turn their backs to the water, find a balance in a more labour-saving way, and float along with the current for a while when tired. Of course, some people swim away from the rapid regardless of the cost and go ashore as soon as possible. On the contrary, the "lives" of the residents there are so heavy that they can walk in the rapid and live as usual.

The story above – which may have existed in a place like a parallel universe where we cannot see – may have been waiting long to be seen.

Rico Wu @Ricochet Ensemble
Workshop Instructor & Exhibition Curator of The Weight of Life

 



"The Weight of Life " Video Presentation and Sharing

Date: 2 July 2022
Time: 3:15pm - 4pm
Venue: Laundry Steps

Video Walk

Date: 30 June - 5 July 2022
Time: Tai Kwun opening hours
Venue Site-wide (Starting point at Laundry Steps)
 



Creative Team

Workshop Instructor & Exhibition Curator: Rico Wu 
Workshop Coordinator: Elaine Cheung
Curator Assistant: Isabel Chan


About "My Story Land"

The project integrates forms of fable, devising theatre and immersive theatre to explore the meaning of "bearing the weight of life". We will gaze at our current state of life through a social worker's life. By investigating, exploring, learning, and combining life stories in the form of an urban fable, we integrate sound and visuals into an art installation to form a tree hole that runs through time and space, allowing the audience to hear their own voices.


Biography

Rico Wu @ Ricochet Ensemble
Elaine Cheung @ Christian Family Service

Workshop Instructor & Exhibition Curator

Rico is an actor, director and drama teacher. He is also a teacher of Performing Arts in the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity. He was the winner of the Distinct Actor Award of The Hong Kong Theatre Libre.

Senior Social Worker & Workshop Coordinator Centre

Elaine is a registered social worker and member of British Psychodrama Association (Oversea Practitioner). She is passionate about youth work. By applying drama and visual arts as intervention, she aims at exploring issues between young people, their parents and teachers.