Always at the edge of things and between places

Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich is announcing together with Hong Kong Stair Archive the upcoming exhibition Always at the edge of things and between places.

Opening: 13.05 (SAT), 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Date: 14.05 – 03.06.2017
Time: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Venue: Connecting Space Hong Kong

Always at the edge of things and between places covers a board spectrum of issues and concerns, ranging from heritage preservation to urban games. It pairs archival and design research, photography, and architectural drawings from the project Hong Kong Stair Archive: Documenting the Walkable City with multimedia art and design works. The project actively extends the public’s notion of stairs as not only physical objects but also as places where cultural life is situated and explored. The title, borrowed from the poem Images of Hong Kong by Leung Ping Kwan, situates the work within a reflection about the past, present and future of Hong Kong’s vernacular, cultural landscape.

In addition to the works presented in Connecting Space Hong Kong, the exhibition also includes a series of outreach events and activities, including stair walks and games, workshops, parties, and panel discussions. We invite the public to participate not only as viewers, but also as catalysts and contributors – sharing stair stories, building history, and envisioning the future of Hong Kong’s urban landscape.

Curated by
Melissa Cate Christ and Scott Dietrich

Featuring Work By
3DSND, Alun Meyerhans, Anakin Yeung, Doreen Chan, Ethan Lo, Hanna Wirman, HKwalls, Jana Vanecek, Johanna Keim, Johnny Gin, MAP Office, Max Willis, Mela Kocher, Nicolas Büchi, Scott Dietrich, Stefan Schmidlin, step up! Contributors, William Wong, Hong Kong Stair Archive Team

Exhibition Events Calendar

12.05 (FRI)

14:00-16:00 Memory and Mattresses

13.05 (SAT) 
13:00-18:00 Jane’s Walk 2017 (Hong Kong)
18:00-21:00 Opening Reception

14.05 (SUN)
12:30-14:30 Family Game Design Workshop
15:00-16:30 Photography, New Media, and the Contemporary Archive
16:00-18:00 Let’s play Stair Quest!

18.05 (THUR)
14:00-16:00 Memory and Mattresses
19:00-20:30 Economies and Appropriations of Space in Hong Kong

19.05 (FRI)
18:30-20:00 Game Talks Hong Kong
20:00-22:00 Stair Quest Gamer’s Party

20.05 (SAT) 
10:30-12:30 Garden Hill: Walking Beyond Revitalization
15:00-17:00 Step Up and Play! The Festival Tour

21.05 (SUN)
14:30-16:30 Listening to North Point stairs, a sound walk and workshop

23.05 (TUE)
19:00-20:30 Building the Walkable City

26.05 (FRI)
13:00-15:00 Stair Exergaming Workshop

27.05 (SAT)
10:00-12:00 The Holy and the Secular: Lo Pan Temple and Centre Street

29.05 (MON)
14:00-16:00 In the know: Stair culture in Hong Kong

03.06 (SAT)
17:00-19:00 Step up! Book Launch and Closing Reception

This exhibition is supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Connecting Spaces Hong Kong- Zurich, and by grants from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China [Project No. (PolyU274002/14H) for the project Hong Kong Stair Archive: Documenting the Walkable City.

Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich與「香港樓梯文獻庫」計劃合作策劃的展覽「永遠在邊緣永遠在過渡」即將展出。

開幕酒會: 5月13日 (六) 晚上6點 – 9點
日期: 14.05 – 03.06.2017
時間: 10:00am – 7:00pm
地點: Connecting Space Hong Kong

「永遠在邊緣永遠在過渡」展覽由香港理工大學設計學院的研究助理教授 Melissa Cate Christ 及同時為參展藝術家的Scott Dietrich 共同策劃。是次展覽展出「香港樓梯文獻庫:記錄宜步行的城市」研究計劃的文獻及設計研究、攝影作品、建築圖,佐以多媒體藝術及設計作品,旨在積極延伸公眾對樓梯的定義──樓梯不只是物件,更是文化生活的所在,值得再三探索。展覽名稱取自詩人梁秉鈞(也斯)的作品《形象香港》,將作品們置於對香港本土文化景觀的過去、現在和未來的思考之中。

展覽不僅會在Connecting Space Hong Kong展出多位藝術家的作品,還將有一系列的活動,包括樓梯漫步、遊戲、工作坊、派對以及論壇。我們邀請公眾不只以觀者身份參與,也成為催化劑和貢獻者:分享樓梯故事,建構樓梯歷史,從而想像香港城市景觀的未來。

Melissa Cate Christ and Scott Dietrich

3DSND, Alun Meyerhans, 楊鎮匡, 陳泳因, 羅康詠, Hanna Wirman, HKwalls, Jana Vanecek, Johanna Keim, 甄祖倫, MAP Office, Max Willis, Mela Kocher, Nicolas Büchi, Scott Dietrich, Stefan Schmidlin, 拾級!參與者, 黃嘉豪, 香港樓梯文獻庫團隊


12.05 (五)
14:00-16:00 記憶與床墊

13.05 (六)
14:00-18:00 珍的散步節

14.05 (日)
12:30-14:30 家庭遊戲設計工作坊
15:00-16:30 攝影、新媒體與當代檔案庫
16:00-18:00 尋梯記〔香港篇〕

18.05 (四)
14:00-16:00 記憶與床墊
19:00-20:30 香港公共空間的經濟與用途

19.05 (五)
18:30-20:00 香港遊戲漫談
20:00-22:00 尋梯記賽後派對

20.05 (六)
10:30-12:30 喃嘸山:漫步於重建之外
15:00-17:00 〈來!樓梯現真身〉節日之旅

21.05 (日)
14:30-16:30 聽在北角階梯,聲音步行及工作坊

23.05 (二)
19:00-20:30 建立一個步行友善城市

26.05 (五)
13:00-15:00 樓梯運動遊戲工作坊

27.05 (六)
10:00-12:00 神聖與世俗:魯班先師廟與正街

29.05 (一)
14:00-16:00 尋幽探徑:香港樓梯文化

03.06 (六)
17:00-19:00 拾級!書籍發佈會及閉幕典禮

該「香港樓梯文獻庫:記錄宜步行的城市」計劃的展覽由香港藝術發展局、Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich 、 香港理工大學及研究資助局-「傑出青年學者計劃」[ 計劃編號:(PolyU274002/14H)] 所資助。