/ ESKYIU PLAYKITS exhibition programmmes have officially closed. Thank you for your support and participation! /
/ ESKYIU PLAYKITS 展覽經已完滿結束, 謝謝您的支持和參與! /
ESKYIU PLAYKITS challenges the definition and constitution of a community that is being continuously shaped. As a platform for cultural exchanges between communities of different backgrounds, it uses play as the overarching attitude across a series of events.
What brings people together? How are communities formed? In the age of digital media, communities and social groupings are even more territorialized and segregated with groups connected by specific localities, shared aspirations and interests. ESKYIU PLAYKITS challenges notion of PLAY, SUSTAINABILITY and TRANSFORMATION.
Designed and curated by ESKYIU, this exhibition and series of events are set to engage the wider community through architecture, art and technology. Celebrating ESKYIU’s work and projects over the last decade and its future visions, the studio is creating a complex set of transformable objects that interact with participants. This project is also a series of collaborations between the performers through artefact, which will inform new ways to challenge performance. Highlight programmes include Sports Challenge; C-Suite Dialogues; Chinese Music Rediscovery.
ESKYIU PLAYKITS 是突破既有框架，將「玩樂」重新定義的一次創意實驗。透過一系列以「玩樂」為命題的策展項目與活動，期望可促成社區內更多跨界文化互動。
由本地建築工作室ESKYIU設計及策劃，ESKYIU PLAYKITS 多變互動展覽及其包含的所有活動系列，均由ESKYIU特別設計的複合組件砌成，旨在鼓勵更多關於建築、藝術與科技議題之社區參與，促進公共討論，同時也是ESKYIU成立10年以來的重要里程碑。2重點活動包括與NIKE攜手策動的Sport Challenge系列，匯聚本地業界領袖及文化創新者的圓桌研討會「C-Suite Dialogues」，以及與香港創樂團合作的「Chinese Music Rediscovery」。
ESKYIU PLAYKITS FILM
Partner and Team Summary
Designed and curated by ESKYIU, this exhibition and series of events are co-sponsored and supported by Nike, Swire Properties’ ArtisTree, and other cultural partners below:
Creative Director, Lead Curator and Designer
Cultural and Community Partner
SWIRE PROPERTIES & ARTISTREE
Venue and Co-sponsor
HKNME & SOUNDISLANDS
Sound and Composition Partner
ARTS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL GRANT
Music Rediscovery Sponsor
DEBBIE LO CREATIVE FOUNDATION
Education and Music Partner
A playful celebration with different events every day – thank you for your participation!
一次好玩多變的玩樂旅程 – 感謝你的參與！
SPORTS CHALLENGE / 17-22 NOV
Co-hosted with Nike, the event venue will transform into a different sportsground every day participants could engage in different sports experience day-to-day from circuit training, yoga, running, ping pong, basketball to football. The public can register online to take part in different sessions in Sports Challenge, there will be coaching in specific events.
C-SUITE DIALOGUES / 22 NOV
A dynamic round-table dialogue event with the Taikoo Place community – themed “When work is play, the dialogue event brings together innovators and disruptors around the conversation on the unique role of play and creativity, at the same time redefines the concept of play.
匯聚本地業界領袖、創新者、文化先鋒與太古坊社群的圓桌研討會，將以「When work is play」為研討重心，探討遊戲與創造力相關的內容，同時為「遊樂」重新定義。
Moderators: Aric Chen, Catherine Shaw
Speakers: Eric Schuldenfrei, Marisa Yiu, Don Taylor, Ashley Hegland, Colin Grant, William Lane, Leon Jakimič, Mimi Brown, Douglas Young, Bonnie Chan-Woo, Paul Zimmerman, Luke Bryne, Julie Pourtis and many more.
CHINESE MUSIC REDISCOVERY / 24-27 NOV
ESKYIU PLAYKITS x HKNME x SOUNDISLANDS
The music event series advances music making and collaborates with Hong Kong New Music ensemble (HKNME), a leading NGO in progressive music and experimental music making. With reference to “eight tones” in ancient Chinese music as the design inspiration, the event series collect sounds from 8 different chosen routes in Hong Kong based on local historical context, bringing the unique soundscape of Hong Kong into the venue with the reinvented Chinese instrument GuQin, orchestrating a one-of-a-kind music performance and sound experience. Come in anytime and interact with our music installation, or register for our special performance sessions – MORE COMING SOON!
Soundislands: Pieces of Eight – 八音 (2018)
Making-of video: https://vimeo.com/300730957
The live performance of Pieces of Eight – 八音 unfolds over eight hours, at nine sites around Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories – eight ‘remote locations’ and at ArtisTree. It features eight musicians from the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (HKNME), eight players from the HKU Percussion Ensemble and several teams of technicians. Members of the public are also invited to engage with the installation and become part of the art work at scheduled times. Further instruction to be provided by staff onsite.
Underlining the concept of Pieces of Eight – 八音 is the ancient Chinese way of thinking about tones or sounds known as the bayin (八音), which are essentially eight categories of material (leather/hide, clay, metal, stone, gourd, wood, silk, and bamboo). The tones and materials are also linked to the eight cardinal directions on a compass. The focus for the composers is on how each musician adapts their performance of the composed material to the soundscape they hear at a specific location – on a nature trail, at a busy commuter point, near a construction site, on a boat in the harbour – by imitating and dialoguing with people’s voices, animals, and other sound sources.
Sets of new, re-invented musical instruments designed by ESKYIU are featured in the performance. The installation showcases eight electric neo-guqins in addition to eight percussion-hurdles built with materials that are conceptually linked to the remote sites. The HKNME musicians perform their given material four times, with subtle variations depending on what happens at the different locations. Remote location audio is streamed back to ArtisTree in real time. In the evening performance, there will be up to 40 individual musical parts and 33 acoustic environments layered – a sonic canvas on the scale of a large orchestra.
「Pieces of Eight – 八音」的現場演奏長達八小時，樂手遍佈港九新界九個地點，亦即是Artistree以外的八個「遠程點」。演出由八位香港創樂團樂手、八位香港大學擊樂團樂手，以及一隊音效工程師聯手參與。公眾亦可在指定時間參與，屆時場內將有專人指示如何操作裝置。
「Pieces of Eight – 八音」的概念源自中國古代的「八音」，即由八種不同物料製成的八種樂器（革、土、金、石、匏、木、絲、竹），而八音又分別象徵指南針上的八個方位。作曲家的出發點是樂手在演奏既定的素材時如何因應在特別的地點，如在自然徑、繁忙的交通點、工地附近、在船上等地聽到的聲景，透過模仿人聲、動物或其他聲音來源和進行對話而有不同的表現。
Exhibition Period: 17-28 November 2018
Venue: ArtisTree, 1/F Cambridge House, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay
地點: ArtisTree (鰂魚涌太古坊康橋大廈1樓)