'as if it were the last time' – a subtlemob
By Duncan Speakman (UK)

Saturday 4th December, 2010 | 6:30 PM
at Tsuen Wan secret location

Flash and the city.
A movie insides you and me.
Thirty minutes. A moment to shine. (subtle)
All the world’s a stage.
All the world’s a screen.

"When you put on the headphones you'll find yourself immersed in the cinema of everyday life. As the soundtrack swells people in the crowd around you will begin to re-enact the Hong Kong of today. Sometimes you’ll just be drifting and watching, but sometimes you’ll be following instructions or creating the scenes yourself. Don’t worry, there will be nothing illegal or embarrassing, sometimes you might be re-enacting moments you’ve seen in films, sometimes you’ll just be playing yourself. This is no requiem, this a celebratory slow dance, a chance to savour the world you live in, and to see it with fresh eyes."

Audiences were invited to download an MP3 and turn up at a secret location to listen to the track at a specified time. On the soundtrack the audience would hear the composed soundtrack along with narration and instructions.Two MP3 files were made available, so the audience were divided in half. While one group was instructed to perform a simple scene the other group heard this described as if it were a film scene, but they could actually see it happening around them.

Throughout the piece these roles of watcher/performer alternated between the groups, ever increasing in pace until by the end they are all performing/watching simultaneously. The work was a snapshot image of contemporary Britain, allowing the audience to watch it, reflect on it, and live it. It explored ideas of how mobile technology can create social disconnection in shared public spaces. It also looked for ways to use those same technologies to create connections between strangers and friends, to savour the moment and the temporary space that was created during the performance.

What happens after I sign up?

A couple of days before the event you’ll be sent a link to an MP3 of specially composed music and narrative and a map of the secret location. Follow the instruction, arrive the secret location and press play at 6:30pm ; an invisible yet heart-filling experience will then unfold. Remember, you’ll need to come with a partner (e.g. a friend, a lover, or just someone you want to get to know better) and you both need your own device that can play MP3s .

The event is approx 33mins long
Registration page: www.subtlemob.com

In partnership with British Council
乍現映院 -- <<彷彿,最後一次>>
鄧肯.聲人 (英國)

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一齣乍現於城市的電影。 半小時,你會發現自己化身主角,潛入銀幕,演活一場絕世好戲。


參與者將被邀請下載一段 MP3,並在一個秘密地點和指定時間,聆聽那段錄音。錄音中觀眾將會聽到配樂、旁白及指示。這作品包含兩段不同的 MP3,把參與者分成兩組。一組按錄音中的指示構成簡單的場景,另一組會像觀眾般聽到一個電影幕間的描述,而此景象就正正在觀眾身邊發生。




報名專頁: www.subtlemob.com