An opening reception on-line at Hong Kong House


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To celebrate the inauguration of new work in Hong Kong House, “A Date with the Art Field – Half-step House @Hong Kong House Sharing Session was held online on Sunday 29 August 2021. Organised by Art Promotion Office, the leading organiser of Hong Kong House, the programme invited Lam Tung-pang, the artist, Kuwahara Haruka, mayor of Tsunan-town, and Kitagawa Fram, ETAT General Director to enjoy the presentation of the culinary culture of Hong Kong, the performance of music, and a talk about a newly created work “Half-step House.”

The sharing session began with music performance

Haw Par Music performed the music piece “in-between” in MV. Both the music
performance and the artwork “Half-step House” by Lam Tung-pang expressed the
social distance between people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Performer: Haw Par Music

2. Sharing of local cuisine

In the cookery demonstration, local ladies of Kamigo village made a Hong Kong pastry called “Wife Cake.” As candied white gourd for the filling was not available in Japan, they used sweetened kanpyo instead.

Local ladies in Kamigo village (from left to right: Mutsu-san, Kazuko-san, and Chiyoko-san)

The mayor of Tsunan-town tasting “Wife Cake”.

Will Leung, a chef in Hong Kong, cooked Japanese sushi called “Love of Flower”.

“Love of Flower” inspired by Japanese sushi

3. Artist sharing on “Half-step House”

The artist, Lam Tung-pang and student interns from the Department of Art History of The University of Hong Kong who helped the creation gave a sharing session about the artwork.

Lam Tung-pang (bottom right) explained about the artwork.

Artist and student interns of the Department of Art History of The University of Hong Kong

Sing along Japanese popular song in Hong Kong

The programme concluded by singing along “Monica” by Leslie Cheung and
モニカ by Kikkawa Koji, one of the best known Japanese song in Hong Kong.

Screen shot of people singing “Monica” in Japanese and Cantonese.

“Half-step House” by Lam Tung-pang

Hong Kong House
Opening hours 10:00~17:00 (only on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays until 31 October 2021)
Admission: Adult JPY500 / Child age 15 and under JPY250

photo by Kioku Keizo

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