獨立電影導演許雅舒、舞蹈家黃碧琪及視覺藝術家黃嘉瀛組成全女班研究及創作團隊,收集數十個被排拒在社會主流論述以外,各種關於身份認同、性別、關係及情慾的真實又日常的故事,故事人物以不同渠道或形式「現身」劇場訴說故事。在虛擬實境(VR)影像及現場實景佈局的巧妙並置下,觀眾自主地在虛與實之間來回往返,接收這些故事;在VR影像、多重聲音景觀、即場指示和互動下,擴闊感官的體驗。此節目為「表演未來系列」全新創作之一。

節目安排

節目沒有演員「現場演出」,需要觀眾一起參與。觀眾可選購兩種不同門票,兩批觀眾將在同一劇場佈置中,透過不同的感官設定去體驗。持「集體感官門票」觀眾,可以在整個多媒體空間自由探索;持「個人感官門票(包括VR體驗)」觀眾則需使用VR裝置參與,深入沉浸在故事中。兩批觀眾將有互動,一起創造全新感官秩序,決定整個體驗的最終效果。

創作理念

「當你給人一具無器官的身體,你便將人從機械式反應中解放,並重啟真正的自由。」
──法國戲劇理論家安東尼・阿陶(Antonin Artaud)

作品啟發自當代法國哲學家德勒茲和瓜塔利著作《千高原》中對安東尼・阿陶的「無器官身體」概念之演繹。「無器官身體」意指當身體脫離組織和規範,將內在蘊藏的自由、慾望與力圖掙脫操控的巨大能量釋放出來,持續生成,流動而永不竭息。

關於「表演未來系列」

2020年自由空間「香港藝術家研究及發展計劃系列」項目委約多位青年本地藝術家,展示創新精神,以創作回應當代劇場發展,與觀眾一起發展演出的無限可能。此項目發展出「表演未來系列」三個全新創作。

語言:
粵語,不設字幕

創作團隊:
聯合創作:許雅舒、黃碧琪、黃嘉瀛
空間設計:姚凱琳
聲音設計:馮俊彥
音響系統設計:簡僖進
燈光設計:翁焯綸^
錄像設計:梁凱淩
虛擬實景製作:楊鳴謙、商橋豐@十下創作
研究員:胡文釗、嚴紀東*
統籌:王靜怡*
監製:李筱怡*
*西九文化區職員
^承蒙香港演藝學院批准參與是次製作

日期及時間:
2021年8月15及21日(星期日、六)
下午3時、下午4時45分、晚上7時15分及晚上9時

2021年8月18至20日(星期三至五)
晚上7時15分及晚上9時

2021年8月22日(星期日)
下午3時、下午4時45分及晚上7時15分*

節目長約1小時,不設中場休息
*設有演後座談會。

9月將舉辦公開網上直播座談會,詳情請留意西九文化區及自由空間Facebook專頁公布。

地點:
西九文化區藝術公園
自由空間大盒(交通指南)

門票:
集體感官門票:$260
個人感官門票(包括VR體驗):$320

優惠票:
六十歲或以上高齡人士、殘疾人士及其陪同者、輪椅使用者及其陪同者以及全日制學生可享優惠門票。優惠票持有人士入場時,必須出示可證明身份或年齡的有效證件。優惠票數量有限,售完即止。
集體感官門票:$140
個人感官門票(包括VR體驗):$180

備註:
此為互動及參與式節目。
十八歲以下人士恕不招待。
節目以粵語進行,不設字幕。
門票分為「集體感官門票」及「個人感官門票(包括VR體驗)」。請留意前者不包括VR體驗。
所有觀眾必須於節目開始前20分鐘到達場地,以便工作人員協助佩戴裝置及講解。
節目於講解後隨即開始,節目開始後,遲到者將不獲安排進場。
使用頭戴式VR裝置時,可能會產生頭暈、噁心症狀,購票請先自行評估身體狀況。(患有心臟病、高血壓、癲癇或重大疾病患者,不建議使用VR設備。)
VR體驗期間若感身體不適,請立即通知現場工作人員。
不設劃位,觀眾在節目期間有機會需在場內走動。
殘疾人士、輪椅使用者及有通達需要之人士,歡迎與票務人員聯絡,以便我們為閣下提供適切服務及建議。

票務查詢:
(852)2200 0022,ticketinfo@wkcda.hk

惡劣天氣安排:
如八號或更高之熱帶氣旋警告信號或黑色暴雨警告於活動開始前3小時仍然生效,是次活動將會取消。

自由空間主辦
門票於2021年7月17日(星期六)上午10時起公開發售。

日期和時間
15.08.2021, 21.08.2021 至 22.08.2021 15:00
15.08.2021, 21.08.2021 至 22.08.2021 16:45
15.08.2021, 18.08.2021 至 22.08.2021 19:15
15.08.2021, 18.08.2021 至 21.08.2021 21:00

地點
自由空間大盒

Part of the Future of Performance series, the experimental participatory experience A Thousand Plateaus transforms the audience into central participants in a co-created exploration of sensory perception and identity.

Integrating virtual and real onsite stories and experiences, and presented without live actors, this original production pushes the bounds of theatre and performance, and delves deep into the hybrid realm of digital, fantasy and real-world reality.

Devised by an all-woman creative team – independent filmmaker Rita Hui, dancer Wong Pik-kei and visual artist Wong Ka-ying – A Thousand Plateaus features real-life stories about identity, gender, relationships and lust, each existing outside the mainstream social narrative and each told by the protagonists through various sensory forms. As audience-participants move freely around the site, they experience these stories in various ways, shifting back and forth between virtual and real-world perception. The experience is expanded with VR imagery, audio and musical soundscapes, on-site instructions, physical interaction and sharing.

Notes on the production

The production does not feature live actors or live performances and requires active participation by audience-participants. There are two sections of audience-participants, each experiencing a different sensory journey within the same site: one section use VR devices, the other section participate through alternative media. Both sections interact to co-create the final experience. Please note the audience-participant section when you purchase your ticket and read the remarks below.

Artistic concept

A Thousand Plateaus was inspired by the work of French philosophers Deleuze and Guattari, and dramatist Artaud’s concept of “a body without organs” – the notion that a body unbound by conventional norms and manipulation is able to tap into a vast reservoir of freedoms and desires and generate an infinite flow of potentialities.

“When you have made a man a body without organs, you have delivered him from automatic reactions and restored him to his true freedom.”
── Antonin Artaud, French dramatist

About the Future of Performance series
In 2020, Freespace commissioned three teams of young local artists to explore the future of contemporary theatre and performance through innovative new creations. These collaborations evolved into three new works that will be presented during the 2021/2022 season.

Language:
In Cantonese with no surtitles

Creative Team:
Co-creators: Rita Hui, Wong Pik-kei, Wong Ka-ying
Space Design: Melody Yiu
Sound Design: Jasper Fung
Sound System Design: AK Kan
Lighting Design: Denzel Yung^
Video: Etienne Leung
Virtual Reality Production: Hugo Yeung Ming-him, Angus Seung Kiu-fung (IOIO CREATIVE)
Researchers: Joris Wu, Maurice Yim*
Co-ordinator: Meredith Wong*
Producer: Bobo Lee*
*Staff of West Kowloon Cultural District
^With the kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Date and Time:
15 and 21 August 2021 (Sunday and Saturday)
3:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:15pm and 9:00pm

18–20 August 2021 (Wednesday–Friday)
7:15pm and 9:00pm

22 August 2021 (Sunday)
3:00pm, 4:45pm and 7:15pm*

Approximately 1 hour without intermission
*Includes meet-the-artists session

An online post-event public talk will take place in September. For details, please visit the West Kowloon Cultural District and Freespace Facebook pages.

Venue:
The Box, Freespace,
Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (Getting to Freespace)

Tickets:
Group Sensory ticket (without VR experience): $260
Personal Sensory ticket (with VR experience): $320

Concessions:
Concessions for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion, wheelchair users and a companion and full-time students. Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission. Concessions are available on a first come, first served basis.
Group Sensory ticket (without VR experience): $140
Personal Sensory ticket (with VR experience): $180

Remarks:
This event requires audience participation.
It is open to adults aged 18 or above only.
The event is conducted in Cantonese with no surtitles.
There are two types of tickets: Personal Sensory ticket (with VR experience) and Group Sensory ticket (without VR experience).
All audiences are required to arrive 20 minutes before the start of the event for briefing and set up.
The event will commence after the briefing. Latecomers will not be admitted after the event starts.
Some people may experience dizziness, nausea or anxiety when using a VR device. Please evaluate your own physical condition before purchasing a Personal Sensory ticket. (The VR experience is not recommended for people with heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy or other serious diseases.)
If you feel discomfort during the VR experience, please inform our on-site staff immediately.
Free seating. Audience-participants will also be able to move around inside the venue.
People with disabilities, wheelchair users and those with accessibility needs are welcome to contact our ticketing personnel directly to discuss access services and recommendations.
Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022, ticketinfo@wkcda.hk

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the event, the event will be cancelled.

Presented by Freespace
Tickets available from 17 July 2021 (Saturday) at 10:00am.

Date & Time
15.08.2021, 21.08.2021 to 22.08.2021 15:00
15.08.2021, 21.08.2021 to 22.08.2021 16:45
15.08.2021, 18.08.2021 to 22.08.2021 19:15
15.08.2021, 18.08.2021 to 21.08.2021 21:00

Venue
The Box, Freespace