Serendipity in the Street

Serendipity in the Street Sharing Event

Serendipity in the Street

Serendipity in the Street Family Workshops

Serendipity in the Street Sharing Event

Serendipity in the Street: Lunch-time Tours with Curator

Serendipity in the Street: Kaifong Day at Tai Kwun

Date & Time

20 Sep 2021 7:30pm - 9pm

Location

LG1/F
Duplex Studio Block 01

Price

Free of charge

General

Research Partner
Brian Kwok

Artists
Charles Kwong
Charles Ng

In order to better observe and systematically record the happenings in the Central and Sheung Wan neighbourhoods, a research team, led by Brian Kwok, Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Associate Professor of School of Design, assumed the roles of urban observers over the past few months. In this sharing session, Brian and the team will disclose their primary sources and personal experience of conducting the street investigations. Artists are invited to create new digital work that responds to particular routes, spaces and features, telling a rich and three-dimensional story of our lives. Composed by Charles Kwong, one of the creative responses Distantial Study (Staunton – Old Bailey), will be performed during the sharing event. The commissioned work features saxophonist, Charles Ng, who shares with his audience a sound journey that invites exploration into the historical architecture of Tai Kwun.


Research Partner
Brian Kwok


Composer
Charles Kwong


Saxophonist
Charles Ng


Biography

Brian Kwok
Charles Kwong

Brian Kwok is an Associate Professor at the School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His publications include: Fading of Neon Lights: Documentation of Hong Kong Streets’ Visual Culture [Translated title], I am a Street Ethnologist: Street Culture in Fa Yuen Street [Translated title], City of Scripts – The Craftsmanship of Vernacular lettering in Hong Kong etc.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Charles Kwong's creative output ranges from orchestral and choral music to works written for all types of chamber ensembles and solo performances. He is the Artist Associate of Hong Kong Sinfonietta for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons. In 2020, he was the artist-in-residence of Tai Kwun Contemporary Artists’ Studio. Charles also took up a four-month residency with the City of Zurich’s Artist-in-Residence Programme for International Artists in association with Zurich University of the Arts.

Photo credit: Hong Kong Sinfonietta