Assembly of Disquiet : The Hymn
3-channel video, HD (6' 28", 7'18", 6' 38" in loops)
workshop, performance and video documentation
Assembly of Disquiet was based around a group gathering. Disquiet in this context refers to a state of uncertainty. During the discussion, artist designed a series of scenarios, allowing participants to analyse imaginary environments of uncertainty through discussion, sounds and their bodies. The gathering was devised as a method of observation, but could also be seen as a rehearsal. How do we practice uncertainty in order to better prepare our future selves? How do we resolve emotions and create an environment for coexistence with others?
Assembly of Disquiet: The Hymn
Operated as a workshop; recruited openly; in the format of a journey. Fourteen participants from the general public were brought to a remote location to gather, referencing an unrealised proposal from the 1980s for the ‘Wholesale Migration of Hong Kong Citizens’. The workshop included two sessions of exercises and one performance.
The exercise took place within a Hakka village in Lai Chi Wo. Villagers emigrated en masse during the 1980s, the village had been virtually abandoned. In recent years, some have returned to the village, mirroring the descriptions of events from the historical proposal. I designed several exercises based on sounds, memory and body movements. The participants generated ideas for a series of uncertain futures, including political climates, migration, contemplation of escape. Participants are encouraged to channel their feelings of uncertainty to generate creative momentum, transforming it into imagination, action or even power for resistance.
In the final session, we translated our revelations into a sound score that represents this uncertainty. It was performed as a hymn that symbolises our transient tribe.
錄像 videographer : Mono Tung, Tse Chun Sing
航拍drone : 童昭安 Mono Tung
剪接 editing : 嚴瑞芳 Yim Sui Fong
混音 sound mix : 嚴瑞芳 Yim Sui Fong
特別鳴謝參加者 Special thanks to participants :
陳曉嵐 Amy Chan
陳在心 Chan Joy Sum
周正浩 Chau Ching Ho
周嘉賢 Chow Ka Yin
許穎雯 Hui Wing Man
葉潤森 Ip Yun Sum
林永同 Lam Wing Tong
羅偉珊 Law Wai Shan
馬蔚婷 Ma Wai Ting
孟曉渝 Mong Hiu Yu
譚綽琳 Tam Cheuk Lam
黃嘉怡 Wong Ka Yi
余安琳 Yu On Lam
袁堅樑 Yuen Kin Leung
特別鳴謝 Special thanks to
Fong Sui TIng