Home is where the family is. Land bears witness to a continuous legacy over time, holding the imprint of your history. When you move, you leave that history behind, adrift. How do you hold on to the feeling of home and history when you are far away?
In October 2021, we invited audiences at SPARK festival to explore the world of Home X, where Chinese Arts Now brought together British-Hong Kong and Hong Kong artists to share their different perspectives of Hong Kong and the UK through an immersive theatrical ‘live’ experience, created through a combination of gaming technology, virtual reality, live music and dance.
The 3D world of Home X was based on a strangely familiar but altered place full of trees, flowers and birdsong. Dancers from the UK and Hong Kong move around the temple trees and musicians sang both Cantonese and Western songs, as expressions of identity from Hong Kong and the Western world mingled and merged. Audience members joined live and online using their own digital avatar, with UK and Hong Kong audiences able to share a collective experience at the same time, in the same digital space.
Although these live performances have passed, you can still join the Chinese Arts Now creative team for an online panel session which was recorded on Thursday 21 October 2021. In this recording, Artistic Director An-Ting Chang alongside collaborators Donald Shek, Suen Nam and Dino Fung previews the performances of Home X at SPARK festival and explains the creative process and inspiration for the programme.
|Event Date||Event Time||Event Recording|
|Thursday 21 October||15:00 - 16:30 (HKT)||
HOME X Panel talk with creative team