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Architecture Theatre

The Architecture of the City

Grand Threatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

11

Jan

8:15PM

12

Jan

8:15PM

Architecture Theatre

The Architecture of the City

Grand Threatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

  • Director’s Notes

  • Music

  • Stage Making Of

  • Video

  • Director’s Notes

    Architecture creates memories
    Cities constructed by architecture are places which create memories
    Growing up on the streets would create memories with streets
    Growing up with shopping malls would create memories with shopping malls
    What are memories?
    Memories are past events remembered
    Memories are feelings and images that emerge in your mind
    Are there smells and tastes in memories?
    Are there sounds in memories?
    Things disappeared become memories
    The future is imagination
    The past is memories
    Memories

    There used to be a lot of cinemas in this city
    There were a lot of peddlers and markets along the streets
    Walking down the streets, filled with a lot of sounds and many different smells
    These memories stay in my mind even till now
    That’s a city that used to enjoy such a vibrant street life
    A city is composed of many artifacts and components
    Most of these components are architecture
    The architecture is pieced together by roads, streets, bridges, piazzas, and parks to form a city
    And the architecture is linked up by various transportation networks
    Streets on the ground
    Subways underground
    Pavements
    Highways for cars
    Underground railways
    A city for cycling and walking
    With different kinds of architectures
    Residential quarters, offices, classrooms, cinemas, schools, hospitals, shopping malls, factories, museums, court houses
    These architectural structures form the experiences of our lives
    And these experiences form our memories
    A city is an organism that keeps on changing
    Cities are continuously changing, and no city remains forever the same
    What remains unchanged is that the cities keep changing
    A city is a place that produces memories and feelings
    A city is a system built up by architecture
    Architecture is like any other living thing, with a beginning, an aging process, and an end
    The spaces in architecture are created by materials and substances
    The spaces of concrete structures and the spaces of wooden structures have different textures
    Memories are constructed by spatial textures
    In a city full of big roads and small alleys
    Architecture gives form to the spaces along the roads
    The sizes of the architectural structures, shopping malls and their materials
    The high density of highrise buildings
    People are living in such close proximity
    At first, the function of a city is of a mixed nature
    Living and working in the same space
    The spaces of a city divide living from working
    Today, everything is organised on the display of a mobile phone
    In that case, do architectural spaces still exist ?
    The form of a city changes, in the age of mobile phones
    Architecture is also changing
    Architecture has become some stimulating images
    Spaces disappearing, replaced by images
    People used to live in real spaces
    The human eyes see spaces
    The human eyes see images
    What kind of memories are created by images ?
    What do you recall ?
    What do you know ?
    What do you remember ?
    What do you hear ?
    What do you forget ?
    What’s the difference between forgetting a person and forgetting a city ?
    What’s the difference between knowing a person and knowing a city ?
    What’s the difference between leaving a person and leaving a city ?
    What’s the difference between imagining a person and imagining a city ?
    What’s the difference between liking a person and liking a city ?
    What contributes to a good city ?
    What kind of memories would be created by a city full of air-conditioned shopping malls ?
    What kind of memories would be created by a city with streets and alleys of various sizes ?
    Are there distances between memories ?
    For how long would a memory last ?
    How long does it take to forget a memory ?
    What do you see and what do you remember when you close your eyes ?
    I remember the streets that used to be there, streets that were disorderly
    I see myself sitting in a huge cinema watching a movie
    I see the disappearance of these cinemas
    I see spaces are changing
    I know that time always goes forward, without looking back.

     

    Mathias Woo

  • Music

    Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Part
    Live Performance by KJ Wong

    Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
    Live Performance by KJ Wong

    Boléro by Maurice Ravel
    The recording by Pierre Boulez / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    La cathédrale engloutie by Claude Debussy
    Live Performance by KJ Wong

    Prelude in C by Johann Sebastian Bach
    Live Performance by KJ Wong

    Kickface
    (Music: Don Cruz Lyrics: Dash Arranged by: Don Cruz)
    Live Performance by Josie and the Uni Boys

    Skitzo
    (Music: Don Cruz Lyrics: Wyman Wong / Andrew Lam Arranged by: Don Cruz & The Uni Boys)
    Live Performance by Josie and the Uni Boys

    Instrumental
    (Music: Don Cruz Arranged by: Don Cruz)
    Live Performance by Josie and the Uni Boys

    Rule Your World
    (Music/ Lyrics: Tian Yuan Arranged by: Don Cruz / Kong Xiao Yi)
    Live Performance by Josie and the Uni Boys

  • Stage Making Of

  • Video

Architecture Theatre

The Architecture of the City

Grand Threatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

11

Jan

8:15PM

11 Jan

8:15PM

12

Jan

8:15PM

12 Jan

8:15PM
$380, $280, $180 $100 (Full-time students)
  • $180
  • $280
  • $380
Seating Plan
  • Introduction

  • Creative & Production Team

  • Stage Installation

  • Technical Partners

  • Supporting Organisation

  • Sponsor

  • Remarks

  • Discounts

  • Introduction

    Owner of “DFA Design for Asia Awards 2018 - Silver Award” “Intersecting on the stage are the expressions and contents that are at the same time cold and warm, gentle and serious, as well as full of sense and sensibility.” Lee Li-heng, Arts Festival Curator

    “One cannot make architecture without studying the condition of life in the city.” Aldo Rossi

    One can say that the city itself is the collective memory of its people
    And like memory it is associated with objects and places.
    The city is the locus of this collective memory
    A revisit of the seminal architecture theory of Italian architect Aldo Rossi from the 20th century
    What’s the difference between knowing a person and knowing a city?

    Cityscape… Experiences and memories…
    Technology and technique… Architecture and bamboo scaffolding…
    Experimental theatre… Live music and sound experiment…
    A city is an organism that keeps on changing
    Cities are continuously changing and no city remains the same forever
    What remains unchanged is that the cities keep on changing

  • Creative & Production Team

    Inspired by the book of same title by Aldo Rossi

     

    Director, Script, Stage & Multimedia Design: Mathias Woo
    Music Director and Arrangement: Yu Yat-yiu@PMPS
    Piano Performance: KJ Wong
    Performers: Chang Yao-jenAlbert Tsang, Wu Kun-daDavid Yeung

    Music Performance: Josie and the Uni Boys
    Vocal: Josie Ho
    Drummer:KB
    Guitarist: Don Cruz
    Rhythm Guitarist: Dee Lam
    Bass Guitarist: Kei Jai
    Chorus, Keyboard & Programmer: Pam Chung

    Hong Kong Street Photos:Mathias Woo
    Visual and Graphic Creation: Lai Tat Tat Wing
    Costume Design Lo Sing-chin

    Lighting Designer: Alice Kwong
    Sound Designer: Can.Ha
    Video Production: Wing Chan
    Monitor-Mixing Engineering: Cheung Man-yu

    Make-up: Lam Alex Workshop, Angus Lee@ Zing The Makeup school (Josie Ho)

    Hair: Chris Ho, Vic Kwan@ii Alchemy Hair&Nail (Josie Ho)

    Producer: Doris Kan
    Production Manager: Lawrence Lee
    Production & Stage Manager: Chow Chun-yin
    Deputy Stage Manager: Zeta Chan
    Assistant Stage Manager: Chan On-ki
    Lighting Operator: Ruby Yau
    Video Operator: Johnny Sze
    Rehearsal Master: Charmaine Cheng
    Wardrobe Assistant: Bonnie Chan
    Stage Assistants: Eric Chan, Chim Man-lung, Kwok Tin-po, So Chi Shun

    Zuni Stage Internship Programme
    Stage Assistants: Students of HKIVE – Choy Lai Yan, Lam Ching Jasmine, Lit Yi

    Company Manager (Administration and Finance): Jacky Chan
    Senior Programme Manager: Bowie Chow
    Marketing & PR: Luka Wong
    Programme Manager: Ho Yin Hei
    Assistant Programme Manager: Ricky Cheng
    Programme and Art Administration Trainee: Megan Hung

    Graphic Design: Rachel Chak
    Graphic Design Assistant: Coco Cheung
    Photography (Josie and the Uni Boys Promo): Kimhoo So
    Promotional Video: Chan Chin-ho, Wing Chan
    English Translation: Mona Chu, Vicky Leong

     
    Acknowledgements

    852 Films
    ArcSource Ltd.
    C’est Bon Productions
    Hong Kong Designers Association
    MAD Music
    Man Sing Restaurant
    MPHK Group Ltd.
    The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
    Ms Michelle Leung
    Mr Ivan Wong

     

  • Stage Installation

    Bamboo Installation Production:

    Bamboo Master: Choi Wing-kei
    Assistant: Lai Chun-hong

     

    Recycle Material provided by:Lau Choi Kee Papers Co. Ltd

  • Technical Partners

     

    Lighting equipment supported by:MPHK Group Ltd

     

    Lighting equipment supported by:ArcSource Ltd

     

  • Supporting Organisation

     

    HKDA members are offered 10% off discount on purchasing full-price tickets at putyourself.in and URBTIX.

  • Sponsor

  • Remarks

    .Running time approximately 85 minutes with no intermission
    .Performed in Cantonese, English & Putonghua, with Chinese & English surtitles
    .No latecomers will be admitted, until a suitable break in the performance
    .Zuni Icosahedron reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists and/ or vary advertised programmes and seating arrangements

  • Discounts

     

    Ticket Redemption

    (HKD380)/(HKD280)