Mandy Tang, Jones, Chan Pui-Yi, Winnie Ng
Say it Right/ 好好說
Will people automatically refuse words that are ambiguous, and only listen to what they want to hear? When everything is taken for granted, will we still reflect on things beneath the surface? The same words uttered with different sounds and phrasing present different meanings, and they express divergent feelings and values. As an intervention, what kind of contrast, discovery and reflection will the radio drama bring forth?
– Mandy Tang/ 鄧慧敏
Acupuncture Point for Drifting/ 漂流穴
If a city is alive, then taking public transportation should be proof of its pulsating veins. We can’t help but possess a rich riding experience. From the starting point to the destination, if you compress time and space into the reflections inside the vehicle, occasionally you find sights barging in — you see Daimaru, you see Mitsukoshi, then you see yourself; sometimes you hear someone calling your name, leaving its traces on the ground, as if in heaven.
This circulation from point to point orders and structures people’s lives. I especially like the names of the stops—each stop links up with the city, the community, the history, the people, and the people to come in the future. The city’s development decides for us and sublimates a part into the air; yet this empty thing of sound humbly preserves these parts. Through a series of store names from fake stations, the listener can come in and out of Pokfulam Village and the city. Listening to the sound of the stops, I can see the process of regeneration in the city; what’s left behind is all the proof of inorganic living organically. Whenever the car feels especially dead, every name sounds that much brighter.
– Jones/ 鍾雅欣
The Days in Pokfulam Village/ 在薄扶林村的日子
This is the story of half a day when a boy goes home from school and sleeps in bed.
– Chan Pui-Yi/陳佩怡
Word Chain/ 接龍
Say if you have to think back on things from the past, what would you think of? Childhood games are often a joyful memory. Word Chain was a game I played as a kid—individual simple words can tell a whole story. I used different sounds from Hong Kong as the background and added various words to construct a word chain of sounds which narrate our ordinary lives, our busy days rushing around, our innocent childhoods, our Hong Kong.
– Winnie Ng/ 吳詠琳
site visit/ 實地考察