EPISODE 1Getting Lighter, Still Labour-Intensive (a reading)Chapter 1 (19:05)Chapter 2 (forthcoming)
Between December 2018 and February 2019, we held a number of conversations around the topics of work, leisure and the changing nature of industry in Hong Kong with Master WONG, a retiring letterpress craftsman who was in the process of selling his machine for good. Via the hypnotic hum of his letterpress, accompanied by the sound of idle, fellow workers engaging in a few rounds of mahjong, we happened upon the idea to stage another discussion during a mahjong game among four artists who have been involved to various degrees with publishing. The script generated from our research and these dialogues form the basis of Getting Lighter, Still Labour-Intensive (a reading), to be released in two chapters for correct me if I'm wrong in the Spring of 2019. An edited version of the script has also been included in Publication Studio Portable: A Mobile Publishing Manual, published by Publication Studio Pearl River Delta and Publication Studio Rotterdam.
Getting Lighter, Still Labour-Intensive (a reading) has been commissioned by Verina GFADER and Ruth HÖFLICH of echo(es) and additionally supported by Design Trust (Hong Kong).
CREDITSText by 何穎雅 Elaine W. HO, read by 方韻芝 Vangi FONGInterview with Master WONG by 彭倩幗 Beatrix PANG, December 2018Mahjong game interview with 方韻芝 Vangi FONG, 劉可莉 Rachel LAU, 李思瑩 Kozaf LI and 葉啟俊 YIP Kai Chun, by 何穎雅 Elaine W. HO and 彭倩幗 Beatrix PANG, February 2019
FEATURED"2046 Main Theme" (train remix), by 梅林茂 Shigeru UMEBAYASHI (2004)"cyclisation", by Olaf HOCHHERZ (2014)"工廠妹萬歲 Long Live the Factory Girl", by 陳寶珠 Connie CHAN Po Chu (1969)"TodaysArt2018" [excerpt], by Jim ZWEERTS (2018)