Art After Hours 2019

"Yesterday Once More" Film Premiere and Talk

Poetry Reading with Tammy Lai-Ming Ho and Eddie Tay

Film Screening & Kukangendai Music Performance

One ear to hear - on(h)(e)ar)

Elvia Wilk’s Oval and Real Eco-Estate Futures: reading followed by conversation with Tiffany Sia

Foxconn Frequency (no.3) – for three visibly Chinese performers

Spitting Spirits: from hip hop to acoustic sound with MC Yan

Under-Cover: Investigations in Art Publishing

The Great Spirit: acoustic performance by MC Yan

Under-Cover: Investigations in Art Publishing – Spotlight

Incoming Outgoing No. 1: spontaneous rituals with Shane Aspegren and Suitcase Institute

Screening and Talk | Chungking Global

Merry Night Ride: performance by Merry Lamb Lamb

Real Estate Zine Bedroom Story: launch with Popo-Post Art Group

Translator as viewer as performer: re-translating conceptual art with Yan Wu

Richard Roe: reading by Tyler Coburn

Cross and Transfer: Bookmaking Workshop with Doreen Chan

ART AFTER HOURS - Disaster and Japanese Art: Noi Sawaragi Lecture

Art After Hours: Mauvais Sang Screening + Li Chi Tak in Conversation

Art After Hours: Sarah Morris: No Inside Outside (ASAP Keynote Lecture)

Art After Hours: Screening and Talk | Rehearsing the Museum

"Yesterday Once More" Film Premiere and Talk

Yuk Hui: Book Launch

Art After Hours: Influenzers 你我相隔(多麼遠) Performative Workshop with Enoch Cheng and curator talk with Ying Kwok

Bitten: Inside the Mosquito World

Screening of “Prison Architect” by Cao Fei with the artist present and followed by a Q&A session

Art After Hours: Influenzers 你我相隔 (多麼遠) Performative Workshop with Enoch Cheng

Art After Hours: “Come to me, Paradise” Film Screening and Conversation with Artist Stephanie Comilang

Travelling Book: “14 Years Old & World & Border” Book Launch & Reading Event

Art After Hours: “The Witching Hour” Panel

Art After Hours: The Violence of Gender (From a Hong Kong perspective) Panel

[Art After Hours] Artist’s Choice: ”Night of the Living Dead“ and in Conversation with Angela Su

Art After Hours: Zhong Kui and the Reform of Hell—A Puppet Show by eteam

Art After Hours: Karaoke Court by Jack Tan

Art After Hours: Contagion and Hygiene panel

Art After Hours: Hong Kong Visions with Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong

Art After Hours: The Great Every Pandiculate Dinner Party

Date & Time

17 May 2019 7-9:30pm


Laundry Steps


Free of charge


“Yesterday Once More” is produced by Caritas Lung Yeuk Tau Community Development Project, funded by the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust

The “bridal lament”, one part of the custom in traditional Chinese weddings, signified helplessness and despondence in the life of traditional Chinese women. The song of bridal lament was passed along to newlywed brides through singing and by memory. Its music and lyrics expressed their steadfast defiance in the face of arranged marriages.

Living inside the walled-village, these old ladies toiled all their lives behind their husbands in silence. Today, they will present themselves in front of the camera and sing about the ups and downs of their lives as well as their minds.

Directors’ Talk speakers:
Dr Stephen Cheung
Chan Kwok Ming
Ng Lok Chi, Jeanne

Rainbow Chan

The talk will be conducted primarily in Cantonese with simultaneous translation to English available.

Dr Stephen Cheung
Head of Graduate Education Centre, of the Hong Kong Academy for performing arts.

Chan Kwok Ming
Caritas Lung Yeuk Tau Community Development Project team leader. Been working on this project for 19 years.

Ng Lok Chi, Jeanne
Ex social worker of Caritas Lung Yeuk Tau Community Development Project. Had worked on this project for 12 years.
One of the directors of “Yesterday Once More”
One of the editors of the book “Crying Laments”

Rainbow Chan
Rainbow was born in Hong Kong and moved to Australia at a young age. She is interested in the transformation of culture and language through migration. Rainbow's research into Weitou traditions is a way to connect with the heritage of her mother, whose roots can be traced back to the indigenous Tang () clan.

Rainbow Chan is a vocalist, producer and multi-disciplinary artist who has built a reputation as one of the most innovative musicians in Australia. Driven by a DIY spirit, Chan melds catchy melodies and off-kilter beats made up of field-recordings and found sounds. Both heartbreaking and tender at once, her idiosyncratic brand of pop music holds a mirror up to diasporic experiences and deeply personal tales of love and loss.

Chan’s debut record "Spacings" (Silo Arts & Records, 2016) was feature album on community radio stations nationwide and nominated for FBi SMAC Record of the Year, and AIR Best Dance/Electronica Album. Lifted from the EP "Fabrica" (Healthy Tapes, 2017), her single "Let Me" won the FBi SMAC Award for Best Song. She is also a lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium in Bachelor of Contemporary Music Studies.