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 ” .
Executive Producer：Diana Wan
Hello and welcome to The Works. I’m Ben Tse, on my own today as Ben Pelletier is on his travels.
On earlier episodes of The Works we’ve already featured the revitalisation of the former Nam Fung Textiles mills in Tsuen Wan as an arts and culture space. Construction work is still in progress, but the space is taking shape, and art programmes that engage the community have been under way for the past two years.
The town of Iznik in Turkey is known for its decorated pottery, highly coloured and emphasising, in particular, cobalt blue patterns under a colourless glaze. The tradition started in the last quarter of the 15th century but had diminished and practically disappeared by the end of the 17th century. But Iznik pottery is still a source of inspiration, and until the middle of August, the University of Hong Kong’s University Museum and Art Gallery is presenting 40 ceramic works by Turkish artists Mehmet Gursoy and Nida Olcar that fuse the tradition with contemporary design.
Swiss artist, musician and director, Dimitri de Perrot explores the perception of speed and time in sound through different forms, including theatre, music and art works.
His installation, “Unless”, currently in a busy shopping mall in Causeway Bay, invites people to interact with it.
Leung Kei-cheuk, also known as Gaybird is known for his work in pop music, theatre productions, films, concerts and TV commercials. He has said he doesn’t believe in firm divisions between sound, music, art and technology. His music explores different forms and crosses artistic disciplines and boundaries.