Between the Real and the Represented
“ The purpose of playing…was and is, to hold, as ’twere, the mirror up to nature. ”
For hundreds of years, dramatists have reflected society through their work. Today, no longer satisfied with this form of representation, many contemporary theatre artists choose to confront reality more directly, using forms such as documentary theatre or theatre of facts. Through the process, reality becomes the material to be cut and pasted, collaged, or juxtaposed with other sources. In this workshop, conceptual artist Ching Chin Wai Luke looks at the concerns of contemporary artists and the ways in which new forms of representation are derived, and leads participants through a series of exercises that offer first-hand experience of creating work from real life. Examining the four productions chosen in the festival from a conceptual arts perspective, he also explores the development of contemporary theatre.
|Instructor||Ching Chin Wai Luke|
|Coordinator||Lai Sim Fong|
|Venue||HKRep Rehearsal Hall No. 1
(6/F, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong)
|Number of Participants||20|
|Online registration required, on a first come, first served basis. Successful applicants will receive a confirmation email.|
|Ching Chin Wai Luke
Ching Chin Wai Luke graduated with an MFA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. An active conceptual artist and observer, Ching creates work that transcends conventional forms and disciplines and offers audiences a new perspective on life in the city. His unique practice and sly observations respond to and interrogate everyday cultural and political situations. In the past two decades, Ching has participated in a number of exhibitions and residencies at international institutions, including P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center (US), Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery (UK) and the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Residence Programme (Japan). He was the initiator of the recent “Please give security guards chairs” movement in Hong Kong.