RTHK' s The Works focuses on Hong Kong's arts and cultural scene. The Works features news and reviews of visual and performing arts, design, literary and other “ works ” .
The annual Taiwan Culture Festival started last Thursday. The month-long programme includes operas, film screenings and exhibitions. Taiwanese photographer, Chang Chao Tang’s career spans more than five decades. Apart from his still photography, he has worked in television, documentaries, and feature films. On show until the end of this month, “A Journey of Nostalgia” showcases his love for nature and reveals why nostalgia keeps him going.
Artist and landscape architect Sara Wong makes use of architectural, time-based and sculptural forms to explore urban movement and social engagement. Most recently she has curated “Sparkle! Journal of a City Foot Soldier”, inspired by the writer Paul Auster’s “City of Glass”. For this exhibition, at an artspace in Oil Street, she has invited several artists to present a series of approaches to, and perspectives on, cities and modern urban living.
Formed in 2015, the five-member band, Nowhere Boys plays what they called “cinematic rock”. Their inspiration ranges from thrillers such as “The Butterfly Effect”, to Japanese animation films like Miyazaki’s “Castle in the Sky”. They wrote their own songs and recorded their debut EP in their homes with their own equipment. It was so successful that the first 1,000 copies they’d made sold out in three months. Now signed to a big label, the band still maintains that indie spirit and its members say they continue to go their own way musically. They are here to tell us more.