In the Show – 26th October 2010

Art in Government Offices

In April, the government announced plans to invite local artists to submit proposals for displaying their works in the new government offices and Legislative Council building at Tamar. The Tamar public art project is set up to promote local art work and encourage public participation. Some artists doubt if the initiative, mentioned again in the recent Policy Address, is appealing to many artists. Others say public art comes with its own requirements.

Movie Review – “Let Me In”

“Let Me In” is a remake of a 2008 Swedish vampire movie called “Let the Right One In’. Both are based on a novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist that some have called the “thinking man’s ‘Twilight’”. It’s also a tender coming of age story about a bullied 12-year-old boy who is a social outcast. The boy, Owen, finds a friend in the girl next door, Abby. The only problem is that Abby has, as she says been twelve “for a very long time”, and needs human blood to survive. Gary Pollard is with us to review it.

Techno Choreography “Mortal Engine”

“Mortal Engine” is a piece by the Australian Dance Troupe Chunky Move that blurs the edges between the human body and the technological. Last weekend the company performed it in Hong Kong as part of the New Vision Arts Festival. it’s a collaboration of dance and electronics and has been described as “techno choreography”.

In the Studio – Uyghur Group “Jam”.

Performing our studio is a band whose members all hail from Xinjiang. They are called Jam, and they aim to bring Uyghur music to the world.

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