周以衡 Merry Chow
舞台監督Stage Manager / 製作經理 Production Manager
  • 畢業於香港演藝學院,主修藝術、項目及舞台管理

  • 曾獲獎學金遠赴日本之「越後妻有大地藝術祭」及「瀨戶內國際藝術祭」實習

  • 曾參與之製作包括:窮人誌之《真實的謊言》及《真實的謊言 – 自我審查版》、香港演藝學院之《海鷗》、《慾望號街車》、《鄭和的後代》、《人間煙火》及《秀才與劊子手》等

  • 2018 年中,以 Vismopheric Theatre 的名義與友人一同創作《In Search of Utopia》監督及製作之作品《論疊韻》及《蛙王的一天》

  • 作品為香港藝術推廣辦事處於日本越後妻有大地藝術祭 2018 成立之香港部屋之開幕表演節目

  • 現為全職項目監督,遊走於不同藝術媒介及文化領域之間

  • Graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts majoring in Arts, Event and Stage Management

  • Participated as intern at various international art festivals in Japan, including Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale and Setouchi Art Triennale

  • Her recent works include Poor Guy Diary Theatre’s “True Lies and True Lies” and its rerun, “Seagull” by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, “The Streetcar Named Desire” by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Art Co-initiated the project Vismopheric Theatre with friends to present the production “In Search of Utopia”

  • Worked as producer to realize a contemporary theatrical play and interdisciplinary projects “On Harmony As Such and On”, “the Harmony of Men” and “One day of Frog King”presented at the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale

  • Invited by the Hong Kong Art Promotion Office to produce the opening performances to kick start the Hong Kong House at Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale in 2018

  • Currently full-time producer, active in different cultural and arts genres

 

設計概念

是次展出的是一個三層高的1:15唐樓模型,其中一樓部分重現二零一八年六至七月於一棟唐樓進行的小型製作《Vismopheric Experiment: In Search of Utopia》。Vismopheric Experiment 的發起人是一班畢業於香港演藝學院的年輕劇場工作者。在畢業後的短暫工作經歷中,注意到香港劇場與各自理想之間的落差,因此希望藉此計劃探索劇場製作的新方向與模式。因此《In Search of Utopia》除了是製作名稱,也是計劃的原意。


《In Search of Utopia》改編自小說《1984》,觀眾自進場起,就進入被多部閉路電視攝錄的空間,一舉一動都即時直播於演區中央的電視機畫面上。在演出途中,透過隱藏的鏡頭,演員的演出亦會被放大、複製,播放於各電視機畫面。

Design Concept

Showcased is a 1:15 model of a three-storey “Tong Lau”, a kind of tenement building in Hong Kong, in which the self-funded black-box production “Vismopheric Experiment: In Search of Utopia” took place in June 2018. The performance was devised by a group of theatre enthusiasts graduating from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts majoring set and design related subjects. Soon after graduation, they realised the conformity of traditional practices in the theatre industry. And in response to the constraint, the team initiated the project in search of a new way to create a theatrical piece. “In Search of Utopia” was not only the title of the play, but also implies the initial intention of their project.


“In Search of Utopia” was adapted from the novel “1984” by Geroge Orwell. From the very moment stepping into the theatrical space, the audience was kept under surveillance by a system of CCTVs. Every single action of the audience was live-streamed on a “television totem pole” in the centre of the theatre, visible to everyone in the space. The performers’ actions on stage were also magnified and duplicated on the televisions to wrap up the performance.