Hong Kong @ PQ 2015

布拉格舞台設計四年展 香港展館
WHY THEATRE EXISTS?

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策展概念:
1964—— 採用包浩斯建築風格的香港大會堂在中環開幕兩年後,它正逐步地成為香港往後幾十年間的主要表演場地及文化滙點;同年,當電視媒介還在起步階段、個人電腦還有接近二十年才出現的時候,馬素·麥克魯漢 (Marshall McLuhan) 的著名觀點「媒體就是信息」(The medium is the message) 塑造了、並深遠地影響了當代對媒體的認知。

2014—— 五十年後的一夜,八十七枚催淚彈的硝煙瀰漫中環及金鐘附近。人們爭相走避的照片和現場短片,在那夜頃刻充斥戶外 LED 熒幕、家中電視屏幕、智能手機和社交網絡中。

劇場除了是「濃縮的現實」,亦是一道引發改變的思考之門。舞台藝術工作者透過呈現作品,打開與觀眾對於環境、社會、哲理等的對話,從而延伸深度的思考。 啟發性的思考對話以外,舞台藝術工作者亦期望透過作品去回應社會。面對今日的香港,作為本地舞台藝術工作者,我們提出這個問題:Why Theatre Exists?

劇場作為其中一種歷史最悠久的創意工業,這種語言對今時今日的香港而言,其存在意義、定位或價值在哪裡? 業界人士所尋找的出口是溝通、抒發、創作,還是自我滿足? 也許展覽中密閉空間裡唯一存在的一扇小窗,也是房間唯一的出口。

“Why Theatre Exists?” 是由陳寶愉、楊子欣、邵偉敏、陳健德、何珮姗等人組成的團體一起籌劃。

Why Theatre Exists?
1964.
2 years after the Bauhaus-style Hong Kong City Hall opened in Central, which became the main theatre venue and cultural hub in Hong Kong in decades to come.

Meanwhile, Marshall McLuhan coined his influential phrase of media theory ‘the medium is the message’, at a time when television was still in its infancy and personal computer was almost 20 years into the future.

2014.
50 years later, 87 cans of tear gas were fired around Central in one evening. In the same night, photos and videos of people being dispersed by the gas were shown on all outdoor LEDs, home TVs, computers and smartphones instantly.

We believe that theatre is a ‘mirror’ to the society, in which the society examines itself from within. We believe that theatre is a world of ‘concentrated-realities’, in which everyone can find a piece of oneself. We also believe that theatre is a ‘window’ to provoke thoughts and changes, in which theatre artists converse with the audience about the world and philosophy to develop profound discussion. Apart from that, they respond to what is happening in the society through their creations.

Hence, in face of Hong Kong’s current situation, as local theatre practitioners, we ask ourselves: Why Theatre Exists? What does theatre mean to Hong Kong? What is its value and purpose to the city? Are we looking for communication, relief, creation or self-satisfaction?

Perhaps, it is a small window in our confined world, which is also the only exit of this space.

WHY THEATRE EXISTS?
Countries and Regions Section Exhibitions:
Date & Time: June 18-28, 10am – 7pm; June 19, 10am – 11pm
Venue: A9 Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace

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Hong Kong Programmes @ PQ 2015

WHY THEATRE EXISTS?
Countries and Regions Section Exhibitions:
Date & Time: June 18-28, 10am – 7pm; June 19, 10am – 11pm
Venue: A9 Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace

WE ARE DREAMERS
Student Section Exhibitions:
Date & Time: June 18-28, 10am – 7pm; June 19, 10am – 11pm
Venue: Bethlehem Chapel – Lapidarium

Day of Hong Kong
Meet the artists and cocktail:
Date & Time: June 19, 3 pm
Venue: Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace

Workshop: “ScenoZen”
Workshop leader: Tsang Man-tung
Date & Time: June 18, 10 am – 11:30 am
Venue: DAMU
http://www.pq.cz/en/program/spacelab-2015/workshops/other

Sound Kitchen: “AMBIENT CUBE”
A sound presentation designed and produced by Mr. LAW Kwok Ho & student from HD in Audio-Visual Entertainment Technology, IVE.
Date & Time: June 23, 12:45pm – 1:05 pm
Venue: The New Stage of the National Theatre

 

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