A sandy beach in the middle of Central is not an everyday sight. Even less so when it is in a former Police Married Quarters that’s been abandoned for over a decade. It’s part of an event called Detour 2009. From last week, members of the public have been able to relax on this beach, see exhibitions put up by designers, artists and architects, and attend film screenings here. It also provides an opportunity for the public and the government to exchange views on issues like urbanism and heritage conservation.
Movie Review – “Synecdoche, New York”
Charlie Kaufman wrote “Being John Malkovich”, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “Adaptation”. “Synecdoche, New York” is his first film as a director. If you saw the films based on his earlier screenplays you’ll know that Kaufman excels at taking us into a labyrinthine world where the edges of the real and the unreal blur. “Synecdoche, New York” takes that to new extremes, as reviewer Gary Pollard tells us.
The artist Subodh Gupta was born in Khagaul, and is now based in New Delhi. He trained as a painter, but has since gone on to experiment with a variety of media. Now world-renowned, he’s best known for incorporating everyday objects that are found throughout India in his work. In Hong Kong recently, he spoke to The Works.
Local musical group SIU2 produces music that’s challenging and innovative, but that may combine such disaparate elements as bossa nova and Chinese instruments. They play two songs for us tonight.
To see a streaming video of the show, please click here.