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Write me, Call me


Jess Lau Ching-wa & Lam Kin-choi

‘Write me, call me’ is a subtle intervention playing with the ubiquitous yet abandoned infrastructure of telephone booths and mailboxes. Essential points of connections for the islands, these spaces have been rendered pointless by modern day individual technology. With a little help from passers-by, the artists try to imagine an alternative future for these infrastructures, playing on their collective nature. Will you stop off?


Peng Chau, Mui Wo, Cheung Chau (Ferry piers)
2020.12.04-12.06 (Fri-Sun)

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Peng Chau Connecting Table


Géraldine Borio

Inspired by the iconic autonomous chair system of Peng Chau, where people best utilise the public space for their varied activities, ‘Peng Chau Connecting Table’ is a modular table system made out of bamboo that will allow people to assemble tables and explore more possibilities to use public spaces. Building upon the existing self-evolved custom, it is hoped that the table will become an integral part of this public space and further strengthen its commonality.

Meanwhile, the versatility of ‘Peng Chau Connecting Table’ will be explored throughout the Festival, as it will provide a platform for other activities such as workshops, talks or swap events!


Peng Chau (Lo Peng Street)
2020.12.04-12.06 (Fri-Sun)

Cantonese & English


Donations welcome!

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Encounter Cheung Chau: Impromptu Encounter


Hong Kong Public Space Initiative

On Cheung Chau, an island with looping roads and alleys, you will eventually encounter friends and peers when you wander in the loop. Wherever people are encountered, ad-hoc, mobile public space is temporarily formed, particularly under the comfort of authentic nylon shade. Islanders’ everyday life makes social space and then forms organic public space.

Resembling Cheung Chau’s authentic way of transit – bicycles – and inspired by local wisdom of nylon shade for homes and restaurants, the mobile pavilion setup stops in different places of the island to make spontaneous happenings on the street. The mobility of public space evokes the pattern of public space usage, drawn according to where people gather.


Cheung Chau (Along the promenade)
2020.12.04-12.05 (Fri-Sat) 13:00-15:00; 16:00-18:00

Cantonese

Donations welcome!

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Encounter Cheung Chau: Chat to Encounter


Hong Kong Public Space Initiative

Seeing a slogan “give me back a tranquil Cheung Chau” (還我寧靜) on a storefront, the seemingly antagonistic “Cheung Chau local” vis-a-vis “visitor” relation awaits reconciliation.

Following islanders’ chitchat upon everyday encounter, the bicycle wanders through lane and alley with sound installation. Islander-visitor can hear other’s message upon encountering our bicycle, as if a passive dialogue. As locals and visitors hardly encounter one and others to start dialogue on this subject, our voice recorders relay messages to both locals to visitors, letting both sides hear others’ thoughts and possibly leave a reply. We wish to mediate the conflict between locals and visitors by facilitating communications and seeking common ground.


Cheung Chau (Along the promenade)
2020.12.04-12.05 (Fri-Sat)
13:00-15:00; 16:00-18:00

Cantonese

Donations welcome!