Half-step House

Open: Weekends and Holidays
Photo Kioku Keizo
Photo Kioku Keizo

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About the artwork

The pandemic has presented unprecedented uncertainty in terms of how creative ideas can take shape, but Lam Tung-pang has turned adversity into opportunity, and has even used it as a major theme of his work. Amid all the changes, Lam realised that the only thing he could hold onto was his constant desire to bring ideas to life. What lies deep within Half-step House is a sense of perseverance. The work follows the protagonist’s imaginative journey to Hong Kong House. Unable to visit the house in person, the protagonist can learn about Tsunan town, where the House is located, only through literary works, personal interviews, online information and other secondary sources. To underline the significance of imagination, Lam took the bold step of giving the space a facelift with two different approaches. Half of the House now features text, music, graphics, moving images and other elements, arranged to conjure up an indoor landscape. The neighbouring half, in contrast, is left completely empty—an intentional void; Lam actively invites viewers to use their imagination to complete the picture.

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Artwork no. M070
Production year 2021
Opening hours 10:00~17:00(last entry 16:30)
Admission Kamigo Clove Theater + Hong Kong House common ticket: Adult JPY500 / Children age below 15 JPY250, ETAT Passport or Special ticket
Closed Weekdays
Area Tsunan
Related Website http://www.facebook.com/apo.hkhouse/
Open dates Open irregularly
Venue Hong Kong House (29-4 Miyanohara, Kamigo, Tsunan-machi Nakauonuma-gun, Niigata)
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