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Hong Kong Exile’s Room 2048 at the Expanse Festival as part of the Chinook Series
February 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on February 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm
Azimuth Theatre, in partnership with Mile Zero Dance, is thrilled to present “Room 2048” by Vancouver’s Hong Kong Exile on February 15 and 16, as part of MZD’s Dance Crush series and for Expanse Movement Arts Festival as part of the Chinook series
Room 2048 — a dream machine for the Cantonese diaspora. In digital light and smoke, we pursue a history that is not ours. A living past, a dying future, and a stillborn present. We will lie. We will cheat. We will spend thousands of years here.
Through the layering of digital light, bombastic pop music, fog, and the Chinese body, Room 2048 weaves together a series of cinematic images that speak to diasporic experiences of loss, desire, and nostalgia. Sourcing Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai’s seminal films, performers are animated by live manipulated top-down projection. In digital light, bodies sway, shake, and run— oscillating between gestures of the mundane and the sacred.
Room 2048 is the spiritual sequel to Hong Kong Exile’s most frequently toured short-length work, NINEEIGHT. It had its world premiere at the Firehall Arts Centre in April 2017.
Hong Kong Exile Arts Association is an interdisciplinary arts company and registered non-profit organization based in Vancouver. The company is made up of three contemporary artists: Milton Lim (Theatre), Remy Siu (New Music), and Natalie Tin Yin Gan (Dance). The three met as students at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts and have been consistently creating and producing work since 2011 when the company was formed.