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The online interactive performance by Ghost and John.
A game where you make your own choices.

Now, as the artists performed at Meniscus are dispersed around the world and live group shows are not possible, we are presenting you an online interactive game version of Meniscus, a multimedia ensemble work drawing from the trauma of witnessing unfortunate happenings through the screens. 

 

At Meniscus Going Online,  we invite you to experience moments of the works by choosing your own journey as you click on different choices and view different footages, token at different corners of the world. In the game, You could be watching them performing dance on a Scandinavian snowy field and then be listening to them telling you a story on the street of the East Asian city. Through this, we experiment with what is liveness on screen and how to present a work about screen trauma through the screens.

The game is a dance. And dance, is endless choices.

Press release here

Let's choose the journey(s). 

17, 18 July 2020 (Fri, Sat)
1 pm, 8 pm BST

Four shows in total

(香港時間 17 July 8pm, 18 July 3am & 8pm, 19 July 3am)

Press Coverage:

Performing ‘Home’ - Hongkongese contemporary art duo Ghost and John (Feature)

Sandra Lam - 15 June 2020 Published at Art Domains

《Meniscus Going Online》多國舞者網上同步 舞蹈表演online新體驗 (Feature)

Sandra Lam - The Culturist 文化者 - 17 June 2020

從倫敦跳到網絡 互動遊戲劇場 點睇由觀眾話事 (Feature)

林喜兒 - 明報 副刊文化 - 26 June 2020

身處荒謬年代,別忘記呼吸 ── 在鏡中照見自身的舞蹈詩 (Review)
聞如 - 立場新聞 - 24 August 2020

//...《臨界》就好像一面鏡子,讓觀眾照見自己,在觀看演出的過程中觀察自我。表演裡的舞蹈動作、文字、聲音,都滲透著平靜和沉思的味道,提醒觀者覺察自身及事物。現在世界陷入瘋狂,變化無常,如果常常在互聯網、電視或其他媒介接收到負面訊息的衝擊,容易影響心情,造成壓力。《臨界》這創作為觀眾提供了一個靜思的空間。

作為表達藝術治療師,很慶幸有這種關懷人心的作品出現。覺察,是生活於這年代,值得堅持的修行。感到不舒服時,記得深呼吸,把注意力拉回身體,觀察身體狀態、心情變化,告訴自己現在的感受是什麼,例如焦慮、無奈、憤怒,從而作出相應的行動,去幫自己紓緩情緒壓力。覺察也是覺醒的萌芽,是探求真實的開始。了解真相的路雖然困難重重,也許沒有結果,但過程中我們能對自己誠實,活得坦然無懼。//

Reviews: 

 

"Trying to describe my experience of interacting with Meniscus online, I find that am I reaching for the fancier words to describe the action of light- lambent, scintillating. The dominant images and movements were airy, beautiful and floating. Snow, the natural world bathed in bright sunlight under a white sky.  

 

Clicking to choose a path through the tangential interconnections between location, text, image and person made me feel adrift in a pleasing way, weightless. But the undertow of subtly placed disturbing imagery; the knife, the disappearance and dismemberment of figures, acted as the shadow part of the experience. The was a creeping sense of dread in this world adrift.

 

The design and delivery of the online piece was exceptionally accomplished, and it is a way of encountering dance that I would welcome more of, lockdown or no lockdown, and that is certainly a significant achievement."


- Kim Pearce, English Theatre Director, on “Meniscus Going Online”

"Another bold and forward-thinking work from Ghost and John. The work demonstrates mature handling at cooperating visual and auditory elements when creating for digital presentation. They have successfully achieved an international project that is very difficult to administer. 

 

As a musician, I found the sound work to be of surprisingly high quality under the current circumstances. The orchestral sounds versus the natural sound. The human voices. All are very engaging. 

 

I have been reminiscing for long after the experience. It is definitely the most engaging and attention-drawing online experience I’ve ever had since lockdown."

 

- Angela Wai-Nok Hui, Hongkongese Contemporary Classical Musician, on “Meniscus Going Online”

 

"The montage revealed on the same screen at the same time, and human information processing ability corresponded to it in the same way. I found the process of meaning-seeking to be fresh.

It is very interesting the image I clicked differs depending on my thinking process and emotions at that moment.

This work holds the power to stimulate people's imagination to the utmost limit and to develop that capability.
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- Konishi Youma, Japanese documentalist, on “Meniscus Going Online”


モンタージュというものが、同一の画面で、同時間に表現され、そしてそれに人間の情報処理能力がなんらかの形で対応し、意味を見出していく過程に新鮮さを感じた。

また、その時々の自分の思考のプロセスの位置や、感情によって、クリックする画像が違うことに自分自身で気づけたことが非常に面白い。

この作品は、極限まで人の想像をかき立て、その能力を育成する力があるように感じる。

- 小西遊馬 映像作家 “Meniscus Going Online” 評論
 

Production Credits

Idea, Program and Realisation: Ghost and John (HK)
Producer: Felixism Creation (HK)

Devising Performers:
Adele Diridollou (FR), Alina Sakko (FI), Anna Dunlop (CA), Annie Knobbs (UK), Claudia Silas (UK), Florencia Riverti (AR), Jocelyn Mah (CA), Lauren Waller (UK), Luna is a Bep (HK), Matt Bell (UK/IE), Pui Yung Shum (HK), Synne Lundesgaard (NO), Taylor Han (UK)
Original Music and Sound: Meitei (JP)
Voice-over: Iris Chan (HK/UK), Jane Chan (HK/UK), Jackie Chan (HK), Becky Tao (AU), Lewis Sharpe (UK)

Sound Engineering Support: J1M3 (HK)
Videography: The Place Theatre (UK),  Mui Ting Fai Michael (HK), Nhu Xuan Hua (FR), Marco Shek (HK), Eloïse Mavronicholas (UK), Jennifer Kelly (CA), Mary Lou Ditta (CA), Hanna Sakko (FI), Jack Garofalo (UK), Frédérique Balle (FR), Suyi Hon (HK), Sunanda Wong (Ivan) (HK)

Premiere Production Costume Design: Anders Duckworth (UK/SE), Frances Morris (UK)
Premiere Production Performers: Jim Scott-berry (UK), Keity Pook (EE)

Premiere Production Light Design: Charles Webber (UK)
Premiere Production Mentor: Eva Recacha (ES)
Premiere Production Technical Support: Imogen Harvey (UK), Giuliana Davolio (IT)

Premiere Production Support: The Place (UK), London Contemporary Dance School (UK)
 

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