<Carnival>

Art4Amnesty

From:
FROM 16 FEBRUARY (THURS) TO 26 FEBRUARY (SUN)
Location:
KONG Art Space
3 Staunton Street, Central
Hong Kong

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Carnival
16-26 / 2 / 2017
KONG Art Space 
http://carnival.amnesty.org.hk

Curated by Hong Kong-based French curator Caroline Ha Thuc, <Carnival> is Amnesty International Hong Kong’s art project which aims to promote freedom of expression through a series of art and educational activities.

<Carnival> seeks to serve as a platform for artists to incorporate educational elements into their artistic endeavors. Through organising workshops in different forms, including photography, yoga, dance, poetry, movie, music and handicraft, participants can explore the relationship between human rights, arts and education.

 

 

WORKSHOP DETAILS:

 

17.02.2017 (FRI)   6:00 – 7:00 pm

Build a human rights tree with Jaffa Lam

Seeking to embrace freedom of expression through the lens of art, Jaffa’s workshop aims to create a verbal and visual collective work based on a dynamic word game. Jaffa will start by proposing words relating to human rights, and the workshop participants will then follow-suit. Put together, all of the words will form a massive tree! All (including kids!) are welcome!

Language: Cantonese. English interpretation may be available upon request.

 

17.02.2017 (FRI)   7:30 – 8:45 pm

Dialogue between Prof. Scott Veitch and Cora Chan on Freedom of Expression

The discussion will cover the scope and limits of freedom of expression, why it might be important to protect such freedoms, what threats there to freedom of expression, and the limits and potentials of the law in protecting such freedoms. The dialogue will draw on recent controversies over the expression of pro-independence viewpoints, the Causeway Bay bookseller incident, politically sensitive art works, as well as concerns over Article 23 legislation.

Language: English (Discussion); English or Cantonese (Q&A)

 

18.02.2017 (SAT)   2:00 – 4:00 pm

Workshop on visual protest with Leung Mee-Ping

Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, and protecting such freedom is everyone’s responsibility. Over the years, we have witnessed different forms of protest in Hong Kong, often with the use of arts. This workshop aims to utilize body language and movement to visually express the idea of protest. Come and co-create news ways to celebrate our freedom of expression!

Language: Cantonese

We welcome participants aged 12 or above.

 

18.02.2017 (SAT)  5:00 – 6:00 pm

Automatic writing with Caroline Ha Thuc

We are delighted to have Caroline, Carnival’s Curator, to conduct a workshop that will definitely be a lot of fun! Automatic writing is an artistic technique that has been widely used among the surrealists, with the aim of going beyond reason in the search for the unconscious. This echoes profoundly with Carnival’s theme of freedom of expression. Join Caroline in creating a bit of madness by signing up!

Language: English

 

18.02.2017 (SAT)   6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Fair Game - Board game evening with Alice Rensy

We will play a board game which involves international politics and issues that are occurring around the world. The game is intended to be fun, while at the same time facing our reality, part of which we may at times forget, or deliberately do so. Preferably for grown-ups above 12 years old.

Language: English

 

19.02.2017 (SUN)   11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Yoga workshop with Florence Dery

One may not understand fully the relationship between yoga and freedom of expression at first glance. However, yoga indeed involves various meditative postures which in turn can be interesting ways to explore the relationship between the body and the mind. At the workshop, Florence seeks to inspire the participants to celebrate the diversity and expression of physical bodies through yoga. This is the perfect event to wrap up your week with a meditative and sweaty Sunday morning!

Language: English

We welcome participants aged 16 or above. Children aged below 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

 

19.02.2017(SUN)   2:00 – 3:00 pm

Rubber band barriers

At the workshop, CAI Ying, Joanna LEE & Jonathan HUNG will lead the participants to construct different sets of blocks and barriers with the use of rubberbands.

They will then explore ways to pass through the obstacles, and thus to better understand the physical potentials, as well as limits, of our bodies.

Language: English. Cantonese interpretation may be available upon request.

We welcome participants aged 16 or above. Children aged below 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

 

19.02.2017 (SUN)   3:30 – 5:00 pm

Costume making with Lina Berglund

Lina will teach the participants how to create cloth out of different materials, including recycled paper, to design and make costumes. All of the finished products will be displayed as part of our exhibition. An ideal event for families to spend a Sunday afternoon full of fun and creativity! 

Language: English. Cantonese interpretation may be available upon request.

 

19.02.2017 (SUN)   6:30 – 7:30 pm

EXIL

Adapted fromthe celebrated novel Ru by Kim Thuy, EXIL recounts an experience of uprooting and exile that is at once harrowing, humorous, and uplifting. From Thuy’s childhood in Saigon during the war to her flight with the Boat People and arrival in a small town in Quebec, the story evokes a sense of fragmented identity buffeted by the turmoil of history.

Register TODAY: https://www.ticketflap.com/amnesty-carnival-exil

 

23.02.2017 (THU)   4:00 – 5:30 pm

Yoga workshop with Florence Dery

One may not understand fully the relationship between yoga and freedom of expression at first glance. However, yoga indeed involves various meditative postures which in turn can be interesting ways to explore the relationship between the body and the mind. At the workshop, Florence seeks to inspire the participants to celebrate the diversity and expression of physical bodies through yoga.

Language: English

We welcome participants aged 16 or above. Children aged below 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

 

25.02.2017 (SAT)   11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Poetry reading with Claire Lee

As a poet, Claire has produced a variety of works that touch upon the topics of freedom of expression, liberation and spiritual awakening. At the workshop, Claire will first read aloud some of her poems, and then will invite participants to contribute their thoughts.

Come and spend a poetic Saturday morning with us!

Language: English

 

25.02.2017 (SAT)   2:00 – 3:00 pm

Dance workshop – Fighting Monkey with Yang Hao

Life can be turbulent. How do you weather the storm?

Through dance, Hao seeks to develop resilience, adaptability and creativity. Interested in knowing more about how to play with movement, your physiology and imagination? Sign up now!

Language: English. Cantonese interpretation may be available upon request.

We welcome participants aged 16 or above. Children aged below 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

 

25.02.2017 (SAT)   3:00 – 5:00 pm

Surviving the infosphere in the Post-Truth Age

According to the Fake News Checker, there are currently more than 350 untrustworthy news sources that produce fake news online. Fake or distorted news has become an insidious trend that is fast becoming a global problem, and Hong Kong is no exception.

In this workshop, Ellen Pau will discuss how fake news could be identified and look at its impact on our freedom of speech. Join us to figure out ways to survive in this post-truth age!

Language: Cantonese

 

25.2.2017 (SAT)   5:00 – 8:00 pm

Movie Screening of OUT RUN & Panel Discussion

OUT RUN is a feature documentary by S. Leo Chiang and Johnny Symons (2016, 75 minutes).

As leader of the world’s only LGBT political party, Bemz Benedi to dreams of being the first transgender woman in the Philippine Congress. But in a predominantly Catholic nation, rallying for LGBT representation in the halls of Congress is not an easy feat. Bemz and her eclectic team of queer political warriors must rethink traditional campaign strategies to amass support from unlikely places. Taking their equality campaign to small-town hair salons and regional beauty pageants, the activists mobilize working-class trans hairdressers and beauty queens to join the fight against their main political opponent, a homophobic evangelical preacher, and prove to the Filipino electorate that it’s time to take the rights of LGBT people seriously. But as outsiders trying to get inside the system, will they have to compromise their political ideals in order to win? Culminating on election day, OUT RUN provides a unique look into the challenges LGBT people face as they transition into the mainstream and fight for dignity, legitimacy, and acceptance across the globe.

Panel Discussion guests: Dr. Marco WanAssociate Professor of Law and Honorary Associate Professor of English at the University of Hong Kong | Jason Y. Ng a co-founder and the President of PEN Hong Kong | Jenny Chan a lawyer, the youngest executive committee member of the Hong Kong Gay and Lesbian Attorney’s Network (HKGALA)

Language – Movie: English, without Chinese subtitles. Panel Discussion : English. The audience is welcomed to raise questions in both English and Cantonese.

 

26.02.2017 (SUN)   2:00 – 4:00 pm

Story telling during times of turmoil and oppression

How could and would one tell stories when facing turmoil and oppression? At this workshop, we are delighted to have photographer Billy H. C. Kwok, journalist Serenade Woo and fiction writer Angela Su to share their experience and thoughts on storytelling and freedom of expression. Moderated by Hong Kong-based artist Chantal Wong, the panel will explore how human rights can be contextualized in and related to the wider society.

Language: Cantonese and English.

 

26.02 2017 (SUN)   5:00 – 6:30 pm

Music and Freedom of Expression

What’s the relationship between music and human rights? How do different genres of music represent the voice of the oppressed? In this discussion, Paul Fermin will dive deep into the relationship between music and freedom of expression, and how hip-hop connects to different people even though they might be worlds apart! Craving some insight on music around the globe? This is an event should not be missed!

Language: English