Cultural Masseur: Talking Heads #05 - Art X Memory of Body, Object & Space: Alpine Tango

Venue: McAulay Studio, LB/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2020.10.28 - 2020.10.29
Time: 19:30 - 22:30 
Price: Free 
The fifth programme of “Cultural Masseur: Talking Heads” is “Art X Memory of Body, Object & Space”, featuring Hong Kong local mixed media artist Tang Kwok-hin. A series of experimental events consisting of an artist presentation, two sessions of experiential showcases and a chill-chat salon will explore the relationship between art creation and the memory of body, objects and space, where the audience will have a chance to create and collaborate with the artist.
28 Oct 2020 (Wed)

【Experiential Showcase】19:30-21:30
【Artist Presentation】21:30-22:00
McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre

On the first day, Tang Kwok-hin will share his art creation where he explores the possibilities of body, objects and space. Participants are asked to bring along their personal objects and place them on the ground. An installation with collective memory will be created by the artist. Artist Presentation is followed by a perfromance session. If you would like to join this program in person, please contact us for prior registration. Please be noted that the registration will be handled on a first come first served basis and audience must be at least 18 years old. Please bring along at least three personal items. Noticed that the object may be damaged during the session for art creation.

• Audiences are required to bring at least three personal objects that they are willing to "let go" for the experiential showcase.
• Audiences will be required to put the objects at our reception counter before entering the venue. Please be reminded that the objects might be damaged during the session and might not be returned
• Any dangerous/prohibited objects will not be accepted, while the Hong Kong Arts Centre reserve the final right in displaying the object
• Audience who registered successfully is welcomed to experience the Experimental Showcase in a free-flow way according to the instruction given by our on-site staff

29 Oct 2020 (Thu)
【Performance Session】14:00-16:30
【Chill-chat Salon】18:30-20:30
McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre

On the second day, Tang Kwok-hin will deconstruct the installation in this session, where he will also share his thoughts with Fan Lok-yi (Curator and Artist) and Dr. Tang Kin Yat (Department of Social Science, The Hang Seng University of Hong Ko). The salon will be moderated by C&G Artpartment. Both sessions welcome onsite visitors as well as online audiences as it will also be livestreamed at our Cultural Masseur Facebook

All progarmmes are conducted in Cantonese, free admission, first come-first served.
Registration at :

Overall Reminder:
• For safety concerns, audiences must be aged over 18
• Audiences will be asked to sit on the floor
• If the on site audience exceeds the limit, operation staffs may require visitors to wait outside the venue
• Audience who registered succesfully could stay at the venue or expericence in a free-slow way during the performance session and performance seesion according to the instruction given by our on-site staff
•【Artist Presentation】, 【Performance Session】and【Chill-chat Salon】will be livestreamed at Cultural Masseur Facebook

Special thanks to Florence Lam and Herman Lau

Artist Statement

If we climb higher, will sounds from far away be heard? Or will it be a way to escape from the tracking ears around us? 

Climb up the mountain on Chung Yeung Festival. 

No zhuyu leaves, no chrysanthemum liquor, no meticulous medicine to protect oneself from diseases. 

In one breath, and exhale; in one breath, and exhale. 

Scents of memories, twisted and turned to conquer the skull, waiting to be gushed from all holes. 

And as time passes, the skull turns into a fragile and empty bottle. 

The body though, with its muscle memories, still remembers how to climb. Arms leaning against the window grilles, laundry bamboo poles catch clothes fallen from upper floors, and bodies too. 

Climb up the concrete skyscraping mountain, reach the top to oversee the darkening night, and tilt down your head to witness the smooth and straight cliff. 

Just bear in mind, keep your feet on the ground, please.


Stay tuned for more cross-disciplinary artistic experiences to freshen up your mind! 

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