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從前有棟廠
Once There Was a Factory

說故事的人通常帶我們離開現實,進入奇幻的想像。這次我們來個倒置,讓人人變成講故人,走入真實的城市空間述說「從前有棟廠」的故事。

「從前有棟廠」旨在介入「起動九龍東」爭議,工作人員將參加者從活動場地帶到數街之隔的工廠大廈及鄰近地區,由熟悉觀塘區活化政策的嘉賓向參加者訴說工廈的故事,通過以訛傳訛模擬公民社會的運作,鼓勵市民把有關活化工廈的啟發傳揚至身邊的人。

「從前有棟廠」包含兩部份:

Part I
2pm – 4pm
旅程:我們將帶參加者離開藝術節,前往一處神祕地方,他們將把所見所聞帶回藝術節場地宣示。
出發時間:2:30pm、3pm、3:30pm、4pm,先到先得,即場報名。

Part II
4pm – 9pm
裝置:互動裝置將讓沒參與旅程的朋友,體會參加旅程者的見聞。

日期:20.9.2013
地點:觀塘海濱道126號
費用全免

*「從前有棟廠」為與媒體藝術家Jason Lam空城計劃合作的計劃,是香港當代文中心/MaD策劃的「公民進行式」節目的一部份。


The job of a storyteller is to lure the listener into the world of imagination, away from the reality. This time, there will be a twist in the plot – anyone can become a storyteller in a real urban space, and the story goes like this: 'once there was a factory…'

‘Once There Was a Factory’ aimed at intervening into the 'Energising Kowloon East' controversy. Participants were led from the event venue to an industrial building and the surrounding areas. Guests familiar with Kwun Tong shared their stories. The chain of conversations was a simulation of the operation of a civil society. Visitors were encouraged to spread their insights on urban revitalisation. 

The programme is comprised of 2 parts:

Part I
2pm – 4pm
The tour: we will bring walk-in participants a secret place away from the venue of Citizens on the Move. Afterwards, participants will return to the venue to share what they just saw or heard.
Tour begins at: 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 4pm. First come, first served.

Part II
4pm – 9pm
Installation: an interactive video installation will be set up at the venue. Visitors will be able to hear stories collected by Part I participants.

Date: 20.9.2013
Venue: 126 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong
Free admission

*Once There Was a Factory is created in collaboration with new media artist Jason Lam and Emptyscape. It is a part of Citizens on the Move, organised by Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture / MaD.

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