Hansel & Gretel 2

Zoo as Metaphor 2

25,28-30.10(Thu & Sun - Tue)
7:30pm, 7:45pm, 8:00pm, 8:15pm, 8:30pm

6:00pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm, 6:45pm
9:15pm, 9:30pm, 9:45pm, 10:00pm
$290, $160 students / senior citizens / people with disabilities
Please decide your admission time when purchasing tickets
Tickets available from 7 Sep onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet, by mobile ticketing app and by credit card telephone booking.
The programme is designed with specific admission times but audiences are free to choose how long they stay within opening hours.
No intermission. Audiences are strongly advised to arrive punctually. No admission for latecomers.
Audiences under the age of 12 will not be admitted
Note for people with difficulties walking stair: The venue is a heritage building accessible by stairs only. Audiences are required to move around during the event, and are thus advised to consider their physical condition before purchasing tickets.
Language is not a barrier in this programme. Textual information is in Chinese and English
Zoo as Metaphor 2

Do I want to stand out from the mass or blend in with others?
Who has a blinkered view and who sees the emperor’s new clothes?
In between gazes, what do you actually perceive?

A new edition of Zoo as Metaphor (2014), a performative exhibition previously set at Oi! (Oil Street Art Space), takes the "cabinet of curiosities" as its point of departure once again.

This time, the artists undertake another expedition in the more site-responsive environment of Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, delivering another engaging and experiential journey for visitors. Moving on from the objects and collectables on display in the first edition, the new expedition focuses on PEOPLE, embarking on the "bizzare” in contemporary situations...

Travelling through rooms where different scenarios unfold, visitors will be encouraged to reflect on interactions between individuals and collectives, self and others. For sceptics and adherers to convention alike, the experential journey will lead to contemplation of how we can construct identity through the eyes of others, or how we perceive people through pre-set ideas and values.

A crossed form of exhibition and performance
evolves into an experiential journey of social experiment

Au Wah-yan ── A painter who dreams a lot. Catch stories in dreams by portraying them in reality. A metaphorical prophecy
Steve Hui ── Composing music is just his job, his real identity is a DJ
Vee Leong ── Public extrovert and private introvert. A hybrid social animal in regression. A qualitative researcher and literature reviewer
Kingsley Ng ── Make visible the usually unseen. Listen to the often unheard. Touch with light, as if it is seen for the first time

Curator / Producer:
Orlean Lai
Core Collaborating Artists:
Au Wah-yan, Steve Hui, Vee Leong, Kingsley Ng
Creative Team / Technical Director:
Ng Tsz-kwan
Creative Team:
Kensa Hung, Man Mei-to, Wong Hung-fei
Set & Costume Designer:
Iv Chan
Lighting Designer:
Alice Kwong
Production Manager:
Cheryl Li
Sound System Engineer:
Tse Kam-po

Pre-show Sharing
6/10 (Sat) 3pm
@ ACO (14/F, Foo Tak Building, 365-367 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)

Post-performance Sharing
3/11 (Sat) 3pm
@ Twenty Alpha (13/F, Foo Tak Building, 367 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)

Related Info

Curated & Produced by:
Financial Support:
"Project ELSE" is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. This programme is part of "Project ELSE".
Venue Partner:
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Supported by:

Focuses on curating hybrid collaborations that explore new possibility of presentation formats and fuse the boundary of art forms and mediums.

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