A semi-autobiographical theatre piece on Gani's struggles in discovering his personal identity, the scenes were filled with tension and unease. His mental battle was bared for all to see, and even reach points of 'near madness', as another audience member recounted. However, these fiery scenes were contrasted with scenes of soothing arabic singing and meditative movements.
The piece was tied together with multimedia projections, sometimes text to tell the story, sometimes haunting images of Gani himself.
There was something calming about watching Gani re-enact the Islamic rituals of cleaning and washing, as if to cleanse the soul.
And as he doused himself from head to toe in water and re-emerged again, his journey seemed complete.
Benny Chia is Director of the Fringe Club, founder of the Hong Kong Festival Fringe, the Fringe Club Hong Kong and the City Festival. He has written and produced numerous dance, theatre and site-specific multi-media productions, and has curated many art exhibitions. Benny is currently a committee member of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.
Law Man-lok is a conceptual artist. He was the anchor for the RTHK TV programme entitled Cultural Magazine. His works emphasize the synergy between imagination and what he likes to think of as 'criticality'. Law's pieces usually find a starting point in his surroundings, and he has expressed his concerns about the rampant commercialization that characterizes Hong Kong’s development as a city.
Mirana May Szeto is Research Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature, HKU. Her books-in-process are entitled The Radical Itch: Cultural Politics and Its Discontents and Decolonizing Neoliberalism: Urban Cultural Politics in Post 1997 Hong Kong. She also writes on the conditions of the film industry, the cultural clusters and culture-led urban redevelopment in Hong Kong and China.
Tony Lam is an architect and heritage conservation expert and director of AGC Design Ltd., an architectural firm involved in urban planning, heritage conservation and many other projects. He is the author of " From British Colonization to Japanese Invasion - The 100 years architects in HK 1848-1941".
Paul Zimmerman is an urban activist and founding member of Designing Hong Kong Limited, a not-for-profit organization promoting sustainable planning in Hong Kong (www.designinghongkong.com).
「禾鞋」 by 羅至傑 （香港）
「一份合適的工作」by 鄧國騫 （香港）
「來自香港的風箏」 by 張嘉莉（香港）
「回家」by 張湘溪 （廣州）
「金錢正看著你」 by 朱耀煒（香港）
「樣辦人民」 by 陳正文（香港）
「關於旅行」 by 黎卓華(香港)
「大陸人、北姑、海、廣旅、禽流感」 by 鄭琦（廣州）
「網」 by 盧麃麃（廣州）
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