Design Trust Grant Recipient Hetero-HK launches their cross-disciplinary experiment on 29 December 2017. An architecture X literature X theatre collaboration for the HK-SZ Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB 2017). A series of events are set in neglected edges and gaps of North Point generated out of research and reuse of urban voids to reinterpret Hong Kong’s contemporary conditions - heterogeneity, disappearance and permanent transition.
Hong Kong writer Lawrence Pun’s recent novel “Writopia” and the “Spell of Disappearance” sets the stage for collaborations and architectural installations by Thomas Chung and Siu Man, who link the literary narrative to projections and re-presentations of settings of North Point. Using ephemeral elements of paper, fabric and scaffolding, they explore alternative cultural imagination in the city. Along with Alex Tam, Director of Ronin Theatre, they adapt local urban literature, and performances of “Writopia” excerpts. During the exhibition, Tam will conduct daily site-specific immersive theatre for the public to reimagine space and literature.
Hetero-HK Cross-disciplinary Exhibition
Date: 29/12/2017 – 4/1/2018
Time: 11:00am – 7:30 pm
Venue: Connecting Space Hong Kong, 18 Fort Street, North Point
Organizers: CUHK School of Architecture, Hetero-HK Creative Team
Venue Partner: Connecting Space
Media Partner: Fleur des Lettres
Supported by: DESIGN TRUST
Hetero-HK Cross-disciplinary Exhibition. Photo courtesy of Design Trust Grant Recipient Hetero-HK.