“Songs of Rural Hong Kong, and Story Tellers” (2011-12)


Video + Sound + Text

“Songs of Rural Hong Kong, and Story Tellers” encourages the young creative force to reflect on our relationship with rural living, urban development, land use and nature, and from that, to get their inspiration imagination and creativity. Five young creative teams first joined a series of talks and workshops of different media and art forms (Oral Literature and History, Sound Recording and Editing, Video Documentation) in August 2011, then attended a four-month period of fieldtrips and researches, immersing in the ambience of remaining farm leads and fishing villages in Hong Kong. Through dialogues with villagers and fishermen, indigenous stories and folk songs are gathered in the form of writing, audio and video recording. These materials were further organized and developed into five pieces of artworks on various themes: myths, lives of people living in Tai O, traditional marriage customs and wedding etiquette, dilemmas of conservation and development in walled villages, stories of fishermen living in Tap Mun.

Instructors: Cheng Man Wah, Patsy (Director of SEE Network)
     Steve Hui/ nerve (Multi-media Composer)
     Ma Chi Hang (Video Artist)

Date: 13/1/2012 (Fri), 8:00pm
    14/1/2012 (Sat), 3:00pm
Venue: Multi-media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

Presented by: HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Supported by: Hong Kong Arts Development Council