Luyang District – HFLYWMW http://hflywmw.com/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 07:38:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hflywmw.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default.png Luyang District – HFLYWMW http://hflywmw.com/ 32 32 Berlin Art Week explores the idea of ​​value amid rapid gentrification https://hflywmw.com/berlin-art-week-explores-the-idea-of-value-amid-rapid-gentrification/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 13:34:00 +0000 https://hflywmw.com/berlin-art-week-explores-the-idea-of-value-amid-rapid-gentrification/ art market Chiara Zampetti-Egidi Installation view of “K60” at Wilhelm Hallen, 2022. Photo by Joe Clark. Courtesy of Hallen #3. Berlin Art Week is the city’s most important time for contemporary art. For this year’s edition (September 14-18), more than 50 major players in the Berlin art world – artists, galleries, project spaces, fairs and […]]]>

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Installation view of “K60” at Wilhelm Hallen, 2022. Photo by Joe Clark. Courtesy of Hallen #3.

Berlin Art Week is the city’s most important time for contemporary art. For this year’s edition (September 14-18), more than 50 major players in the Berlin art world – artists, galleries, project spaces, fairs and museums – are collaborating on a program of exhibitions, screenings , performances, conferences and other events. The work of more than 1,000 emerging and established artists appears in venues scattered throughout the city. The public can see the works of Rachel Rossin, Lu Yang, Jenna Sutela, Anna Uddenberg, Simone Forti and Leila Hekmat, to name a few.

Given the sprawling nature of the week’s festivities – and of Berlin itself – the festival hub at Uferhallen becomes a central hub. Uferhallen is an almost 200,000 square foot industrial site located in Wedding, a multicultural neighborhood in the northwestern part of Berlin’s central Mitte district. The site presents BAW Garten, a place for workshops and performances, while BAW Open Studios hosts discussions and exchanges.

Aram Bartholl, installation view of Its good, 2022, in “On Equal Terms” at Uferhallen, 2022. Photo by Marvin Systermans. Courtesy of the artist and Uferhallen.

Aram Bartholl’s gigantic installation, which features an imprint of a huge flame emoji, welcomes visitors to the forecourt of Uferhallen. The Berlin-based artist uses the symbol to suggest that the region is a hotspot of cultural exchange and artistic production, but also of danger. Currently, 150 artists, including Asta Gröting, John Bock and Monica Bonvicini, live and maintain their studios in Uferhallen, but they don’t know how long they will be able to stay there.

For years, property investors have planned to convert the historic site into expensive apartments and offices. The project will transform historic low-rise brick buildings with the addition of a multi-story tower, creating exponentially more traffic and increasing housing prices at rates that will drive people out of the area. Gentrification is an old story, but its effect on Berlin is particularly difficult for the contemporary art world. Since the 1990s, many international artists and galleries have moved to Berlin for spacious and charismatic spaces at affordable prices.

FORT, installation view of Little Darlings, 2017, in “On Equal Terms” at Uferhallen, 2022. Photo by Chiara Zampetti Egidi. Courtesy of the artist and Chiara Zampetti Egidi.

As rising property prices and housing shortages hurt the creative scene as a whole, they have inspired thoughtful new exhibitions at Berlin Art Week. “On Equal Terms”, located in the main building of Uferhallen, explicitly asks questions about gentrification and its effects. The text on the wall at the entrance asks: “A large majority of artists based in Berlin are trying to resist the economic displacement of spaces for artistic experimentation… What is the price to pay to enter the political one-upmanship for space? What is the relationship between cultural capital and monetary capital? Are both sides of the conversation on equal footing? »

The collective exhibition includes 26 works selected by curators Sophia Gräfe and Arkadij Koscheew. Among them are Little Darlingsan installation featuring a selection of doghouses by German artist duo FORT and German artist Bianca Kennedy We are all in there, a three-channel video installation featuring a montage of historical film scenes of people in bathtubs. Overall, these works contemplate the commodification of cultural and artistic values.

Bianca Kennedy, installation view of We are all in there in “Learning from bathing” at Kurtheater Baden, 2021. © Bianca Kennedy. Courtesy of the artist and Uferhallen.

These considerations have become increasingly strained since the start of the pandemic: a number of Berlin-based artists have left the city in order to access greener landscapes and take advantage of remote work opportunities in the cities. and neighboring villages. The artist Isa Melsheimer is in the process of undertaking such an approach. She noted how difficult the city is to pin down to begin with: “I couldn’t say where the center of Berlin is, if there is one,” she said.

During Berlin Art Week, Melsheimer exhibits large-scale ceramics and other works on paper in the large group exhibition “K60”. The exhibition is a collaboration between 15 Berlin galleries: Alexander Levy, carlier | gebauer, ChertLüdde, Efremidis, Esther Schipper, Klosterfelde Edition, HUA International, Klemm’s, Mehdi Chouakri, neugerriemschneider, Nome, PSM, Soy Capitán, Sprüth Magers and Sweetwater.

Installation view of “K60” at Wilhelm Hallen, 2022. Photo by Joe Clark. Courtesy of Hallen #3.

“K60” is located in Wilhelm Hallen, a former iron foundry in Reinickendorf, a district in northwest Berlin. The site includes a collection of protected heritage rooms, lofts and offices. The red brick architecture delineates over 200,000 square feet of usable space, much of which is devoted to creative work and production.

Gallery owner Mehdi Chouakri has opened a second space here, which he sees as a complement to the gallery space he maintains in Charlottenburg. “One is a classic space with a showcase; the other is a historic industrial space that allows for large-scale projects as well as production and storage,” he said. He noted that many artists live and work in Reinickendorf, such as Angela Bulloch, Berta Fischer and Thomas Scheibitz. What is happening in Berlin is what is happening in other European capitals like Paris, he said: artists and galleries are looking for interesting industrial spaces to exhibit and produce works on a large scale, and such sites are only found in the eastern and northern parts of Berlin.

Rosa Barba, installation view of “Radiant Exposures”, at Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2022. Photo by Andrea Rossetti. Courtesy of Esther Schipper.

Although this may suggest that artists do indeed move to the outskirts of Berlin, gallerist Esther Schipper dismisses the idea that such a periphery exists. As the largest city in Germany, Berlin covers 23 miles from north to south and 28 miles from east to west. It takes a while to get anywhere, and Reinickendorf is as close to Mitte as Schipper’s own gallery, which is just in another part of Mitte. During Berlin Art Week, Schipper exhibits works by Rosa Barba in her Potsdamer Platz gallery.

Apart from events in Uferhallen and Wilhelm Hallen, galleries and institutions opened exhibitions throughout the city, featuring established artists. Beirut-born, London-based artist Mona Hatoum has mounted a retrospective at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (in collaboration with the Kindl Center for Contemporary Art and the Georg Kolbe Museum). Berlin-based American artist Leila Hekmat has transformed the Haus am Waldsee into a religious sanatorium for women. Located at Tempelhof Airport, a former airport in southern Berlin, the Positions Art Fair sells contemporary art.

Installation view of Positions Art Fair, 2021. Photo by Clara Wenzel-Theiler. Courtesy of Berlin Art Week.

Berlin Art Week is geographically dispersed, for voluntary and involuntary reasons. Its sprawl allows visitors to experience different city centers and their local communities, creating a sense of vibrant connection. While artists, gallery owners and curators question the idea of ​​Berlin’s outskirts, it’s clear that the city is still a strong arts capital. Despite the challenging real estate market and other economic factors, Berlin is adapting quickly to change. The city itself remains a crucial center for art and the art market in Europe.

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Two Burning Man artworks created by the community and commemorated https://hflywmw.com/two-burning-man-artworks-created-by-the-community-and-commemorated/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://hflywmw.com/two-burning-man-artworks-created-by-the-community-and-commemorated/ Art Chinwe Oniah Erin Douglas, installation view of BLACK! Ase at Burning Man, 2022. Photo by Manuel Pinto. Courtesy of Burning Man. On the Thursday night of this year’s Burning Man event, September 3, 2022, a crowd of black burners formed around BLACK! Ase, a major work of art on the playa. They huddled together […]]]>

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Erin Douglas, installation view of BLACK! Ase at Burning Man, 2022. Photo by Manuel Pinto. Courtesy of Burning Man.

On the Thursday night of this year’s Burning Man event, September 3, 2022, a crowd of black burners formed around BLACK! Ase, a major work of art on the playa. They huddled together for the annual Black Burners group photo, a tradition that began in 2018. On Sunday evening, another crowd of Burners from all stripes formed around the empyrean temple, a wooden structure that resembles an eight-pointed star when illuminated. The temple housed memorials – photos, cards, flowers and personal tchotchkes – of deceased loved ones. Both crowds were particularly enthusiastic, meeting on the playa for the first time since 2019, thanks to Burning Man’s COVID-related hiatus.

Since its inauguration in 1986, Burning Man has been a radically utopian space. It’s a paradise for artists who imagine large-scale wild works of art and a place where new traditions can take hold. While Burning Man also has a reputation as a hedonistic week-long party in the desert, its community ethos has become especially meaningful after years of isolation and major change across the globe. BLACK! Ase and the empyrean temple illustrated renewed creative commitments to community and unity. Their importance persists long after they were destroyed on the dust of the Black Rock Desert.

Erin Douglas, installation view of BLACK! Ase at Burning Man, 2022. Photo by Erin Douglas. Courtesy of Erin Douglas.

Erin Douglas, the artist behind BLACK! Ase, first attended Burning Man in 2017. Excited and nervous upon her arrival, she sought out other color burners to guide her through the experience. “I wanted someone who looked like me to tell me I’d be fine – and they did,” she wrote in a blog post for Gasoline magazine in 2019.

Douglas started the Black Burner Project in 2018, photographing burners of color, sharing their stories, and encouraging people of color to challenge themselves to go to new and unfamiliar spaces. His Black Burners group photo – a sort of family photo – has become a tradition for the Black Burners on the playa. The group has grown every year, emphasizing a growing and inclusive community.

Erin Douglas, installation view of BLACK! Ase at Burning Man, 2022. Photo by Chayna Girling. Courtesy of Burning Man.

This year, We Are From Dust, an organization that helps artists showcase their work on and off the playa, approached Douglas with the opportunity to exhibit a larger work of art on the playa. Douglas developed the idea of BLACK! Asean installation featuring the photographs she has taken of black burners over the years, enlarged to scales of 30 feet.

Mounting artwork at Burning Man has been a longtime dream for Douglas. “When I felt the call to start documenting people of color, I had no idea it would eventually turn into this,” she said.

Douglas noted that the concept of his piece isn’t groundbreaking, but that’s exactly what makes it striking. “We don’t get people to look up to us, we don’t take up space, we don’t live in our power,” she explained. “I think it’s sad that you have to keep telling people why it’s so important. It’s minor in action, but the impact is huge.

Laurence Renzo Verbeck, installation view of empyrean temple, 2022. Photo by John Curley. Courtesy of Katie Eldridge and Burning Man.

Hope Douglas BLACK! Ase the installation becomes a tradition as inherent in Burning Man as the burning of the temple. While Burning Man’s main event is the Burning of Man on Saturday night, the event doesn’t officially end until after the annual temple burning. While the Burning Man ceremony is rowdy, the temple burning is silent and solemn.

The tradition of temple burnings began 20 years ago by a happy accident. David Best and Jack Haye, the designers who built the first temple in 2000, dedicated it to one of the temple’s builders who died in a motorcycle accident. Others left tributes to loved ones in the temple, and a tradition was born.

Laurence Renzo Verbeck, installation view of empyrean temple, 2022. Photo by Matt Emmi. Courtesy of Burning Man.

This year’s temple, the empyrean temple, designed by Laurence Renzo Verbeck and Sylvia Adrienne Lisse, was particularly significant. Representing a divine realm, the eight-point empyrean design resembled a compass and was meant to evoke “hope, abundance, transformation, direction, justice, balance of duality, and harmony between the deep and the mundane”. Over the past three years, Burners have lost loved ones to the pandemic — partners, friends, and people they’ve met through Burning Man. This year, they were finally able to unite at the playa and pay tribute.

In a conversation with one of his camp mates, a longtime burner who doesn’t usually think highly of the temple said the burn was something of a catharsis. After two difficult years, having seen deaths among her closest friends and family, the burn offered a sense of closure. Sorrow disintegrated in the desert air.

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Over 20 lampposts along Jalan Bundusan restored | Daily Express Online https://hflywmw.com/over-20-lampposts-along-jalan-bundusan-restored-daily-express-online/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 05:14:31 +0000 https://hflywmw.com/over-20-lampposts-along-jalan-bundusan-restored-daily-express-online/ Over 20 lampposts along Jalan Bundusan restored Published on: Thursday 08 September 2022 From: Sidney Skinner Text size: A technician from the town hall checks the components of the lights in this part of Dah Yeh Villa. More than 20 streetlights on the Jalan Bundusan divider were restored last night, nearly nine months after the […]]]>

Over 20 lampposts along Jalan Bundusan restored

Published on: Thursday 08 September 2022

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A technician from the town hall checks the components of the lights in this part of Dah Yeh Villa.

More than 20 streetlights on the Jalan Bundusan divider were restored last night, nearly nine months after the control panel for such equipment was first destroyed. A spokesman for the Penampang District Council said it was still trying to identify the driver of the hit-and-run who disturbed the public. lighting over a range of 1.2 kilometers of the section. The panel housing was torn from its foundation following the accident, with the mechanisms inside – including the electric meter – completely demolished, he said.

The main road at this roundabout, near Fairway Mansions, has been plunged into darkness at night since January.

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“Until we filed a damage report, the police were unaware of what happened,” he said. “We suspect whoever hit the sign did not make an insurance claim for the damage to their vehicle.” He said the agency had received numerous grouses about the lack of lighting, between the roundabouts near Fairway Mansions and Taman KCK, since January. “We regret the inconvenience caused to our ratepayers in the neighborhoods along this part of Jalan Bundusan. “Despite our attempts to try to resolve the street lighting issues as soon as possible, the hold-up could not be avoided.”

A hit and run destroyed the previous control panel.

The spokesperson explained that due to the complexity of the bidding process, a contractor was not appointed to replace the sign until mid-July. “A new panel was put in place a month later, once some problems with the cables passing under the partition had been resolved. An application was filed with Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) soon after to have the meter replaced, he said. “Council engineers met with SESB officials on Monday to inquire about the replacement. “This device was installed in the control panel the next day.”

The streetlights in this part of Jalan Bundusan were tested during the day.

He said the contractor visited Jalan Bundusan on Wednesday to check the condition of the affected streetlights. Because they had sat inert for so long, he said, there was concern that some of this equipment might not work as it should.

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“The contractor tested the lights during the day and repaired any that failed.” PRITCHARD, who lives in Taman Reservoir Phase 2, wanted to know how much longer the main road would be in darkness. “The lack of lighting has become a source of frustration and concern for those of us whose homes are located near Jalan Bundusan,” he said. He said his house was broken into twice years ago. “The thieves climbed over the fence behind my residence at night. “It gave me reason to be concerned for the well-being and safety of my family and my property.” A resident of Taman KCK, ZAINUDDIN, on the other hand, wondered if some kind of electricity theft was to blame for these street lighting problems. “The squatters could siphon off the power supply intended for the lights,” he said. “I don’t understand how local authorities could turn a blind eye to such events.” He expressed concern about the dangers the unlit section of Jalan Bundusan posed to drivers and pedestrians. A pedestrian was hit while trying to cross the main road recently, according to Zainuddin. Meanwhile, the town hall took care of streetlights along a residential road in the Dah Yeh Villa area. A spokesperson for the agency’s engineering department said a skymaster had been deployed to aid efforts to resolve these issues. “Our contractor has repaired damaged components to some of the lights along Lorong Kenawai 4,” he said. He said that maintenance was carried out on this equipment as and when it became necessary to do so. “Because our assessment area covers a large area, our staff cannot be everywhere at once to determine where and when the lights fail. “As such, we hope that those staying at this part of Dah Yeh Villa should notify us directly of any issues involving these amenities.” The spokesperson said this would allow the town hall to try to restore public lighting as quickly as possible. ELAINE from Luyang claimed that several cars parked in the common areas where she lives had been broken into at night in recent months. She said one of her neighbors recently saw someone smash a car window. “I think my residential road may be too dimly lit and I hope the town hall will give serious consideration to keeping all the streetlights here operational,” she said. Elaine was of the opinion that unscrupulous parties could take advantage of this situation to commit their misdeeds. “I fear they will start targeting our homes next.”
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The 13 best exhibitions to see in London: September 2022 https://hflywmw.com/the-13-best-exhibitions-to-see-in-london-september-2022/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 09:46:00 +0000 https://hflywmw.com/the-13-best-exhibitions-to-see-in-london-september-2022/ A roundup of London’s must-see September shows, plus a cheeky addition from outside the M25. 1. The Lost King: Imagining Richard III at the Wallace Collection Richard III – whose remains were discovered under a Leicester car park in 2012 – has often been portrayed in films and literature as a villainous murderer. This exhibition […]]]>

A roundup of London’s must-see September shows, plus a cheeky addition from outside the M25.

1. The Lost King: Imagining Richard III at the Wallace Collection

Richard III – whose remains were discovered under a Leicester car park in 2012 – has often been portrayed in films and literature as a villainous murderer. This exhibition explores these representations, coinciding with the release of a new film about the famous discovery, The Lost King (of which replica armor is on display). Historical artifacts suggest the slandered monarch may have been ill-chosen; there is evidence to say that he was competent and compassionate. Here is a chance for us to examine and decide for ourselves.

The Lost King: Imagining Richard III at the Wallace Collection. September 7, 2022 – January 8, 2023, free.

2. American History: Winslow Homer at the National Gallery

Gulf Current. © Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Not as well known here in the UK, Winslow Homer is one of America’s great painters, capturing the turbulent times he lived through, including the American Civil War, slavery and its abolition – and the expansion of humanity at the expense of the natural world. Showcasing more than 50 paintings from Homer’s 40-year career – including his famous depictions of stormy seas – it’s a sight dripping with atmosphere.

Winslow Homer: Force of Nature at the National Gallery. September 10, 2022 – January 8, 2023, £12.

3. Colonialism revisited: the antelope on the fourth base

Image © James O Jenkins

The new sculpture on the fourth plinth is called Antelope; the work of Malawi-born sculptor Samson Kambalu, it shows preacher and Pan-Africanist John Chilembwe alongside his white friend John Chorley. The Chilembwe figure wears a hat – a direct challenge to British colonial rule, which forbade it in the presence of white people. Chilembwe – now a Malawian independence hero – is also depicted in the sculpture as larger than life. It’s a powerful political work, revisiting history and highlighting how London remains a global hub of ideas.

Samson Kambalu: Antelope at the fourth plinth, Trafalgar Square. September 14 – 2024, free.

4. Sculpture Park: Frieze Sculpture at Regent’s Park

The positive and laudatory words of Marinella Senatore are featured in the sculpture park. Copyright of the artist.

Before Frieze London and Frieze Masters comes Frieze Sculpture – placing works in Regent’s Park for us to be amazed, intrigued and inspired. This year’s offerings touch on spirituality, politics, mythology and mischief. The sculpture exhibition has also partnered with Sculpture in the City and the Fourth Plinth to launch Sculpture Week London, allowing us to further engage with outdoor art.

Frieze Sculpture 2022 at Regent’s Park. September 14 – November 13, 2022, free.

5. Colorful: Yinka Ilori at the Design Museum

Shooting a basket at Canary Wharf. Copyright Yinka Ilori.

Artist and designer Yinka Ilori has traveled London in recent years, bringing her colourful, African fabric-inspired pieces to a pavilion outside the Dulwich Picture Gallery, a mural in Tottenham, a basketball court in Canary Wharf and pedestrian crossings at Tottenham Court Road. It’s time for a well-deserved celebration of the full breadth of his practice, with this exhibition of his work at the Design Museum.

Yinka Ilori at the Design Museum. September 15, 2022 – June 25, 2023, free.

6. Stellar: National Maritime Museum Astronomy Photographer of the Year

A spectacular photograph of a pinwheel galaxy. Copyright Peter Ward.

Nothing like photos of nebulae and planets to make us realize just how small we really are in the grand scheme of things – and this collection of awe-inspiring images is back for another stellar year. It’s the 14th edition, and another circuit around the sun has provided us with some dizziness to leave stars in our eyes.

National Maritime Museum Astronomy Photographer of the Year. 17 September – 6 November 2022, £10.

7. Life and Death: LuYang at the Zabludowicz Collection

Copyright LuYang.

Past and future, humans and machines, life and death, the Chinese artist LuYang does not hesitate to tackle major subjects, which she renews by taking over the magnificent Zabludowicz Collection space, housed in an old church. These broad themes are tackled across the cultures of anime, science fiction, and video games. If that’s not enough to intrigue you, there’s also a movie theater showing LuYang’s films and a game room where visitors can try their hand at a video game version of the exhibit – this trailer gives an idea of ​​what to expect.

LuYang NetiNeti at the Zabludowicz Collection. September 22, 2022 – February 12, 2023, free.

8. Burn, Burn Baby: Damien Hirst at Newport Street Gallery

© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS2022

Damien Hirst ventured into the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) earlier this year, promising to burn the physical copy of any “spot painting” sold in NFT form. Now is our chance to see that happen: the condemned works will go on display at the Newport Street Gallery, before being set on fire here. Whether you love or hate Hirst’s work, this shrewdly staged piece is a win-win.

Damien Hirst: Currency at Newport Street Gallery. September 23 – October 30, 2022, free.

9. Portals: Marina Abramovic at Modern Art, Oxford

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Often referred to as the grandmother of performance art, Marina Abramovic had big plans for the UK until the pandemic pushed her Royal Academy show back by three years until 2023. Those Who Wait patiently can travel to Oxford to get a slice of his work, where visitors will be grouped together to navigate their way through doors and portals that make us aware of our own bodies. Abramovic’s work packs an emotional and spiritual punch – well worth a trip to Oxford to experience.

Marina Abramovic: Gates and Portals at Modern Art Oxford. September 24, 2022 – March 5, 2023, free – pre-booking essential.

10. Gangnam Style: Hallyu! The Korean Wave at the V&A

A picture of Squid Game. Copyright Netflix.

Parasite, Squid Game, BTS, Blackpink, Samsung smartphones and of course Gangnam Style by Psy. A wave of Korean culture has hit our shores over the past two decades, and V&A traces the story of how it happened, including the Korean government’s support in spreading K culture around the world, and how she was embraced by fans. through social networks. ‘Hallyu’ translates to Korean wave, and plenty of fans here in the UK will be ready to dive into this wealth of artifacts and outfits.

Hallyu! The Korean Wave at the V&A. September 24, 2022 – June 25, 2023, £20.

11. Powerful and political: William Kentridge at the Royal Academy

Copyright William Kentridge.

The theatrical sets and animations involving walking figures are what I remember best about William Kentridge’s work, which focuses in particular on the legacy of colonialism in Africa. Through drawings, sculptures, tapestries, films and performances, this exhibition looks back on 40 years of the career of the South African artist and does not refrain from referring to the litany of atrocities committed against the African peoples.

William Kentridge at the Royal Academy of Arts. 24 September – 11 December 2022, £20-22.

12. Children’s Tales: Tiny Traces at the Foundling Museum

Children’s clothing with the routes that the foundlings will have taken. Copyright Zarina Bhimji.

Asian and African children also passed through the famous central London orphanage, the Foundling Hospital, but why were they there, what happened to their parents and what are the hospital’s links to the Empire and colonialism? All of these questions are answered in an exhibit that contains personal notes, hospital records and contemporary artwork reflecting the experiences of these children.

Tiny Traces: African and Asian Children at London’s Foundling Hospital at the Foundling Museum. 30 September – 19 February 2023, £9.50 (includes admission to the museum).

13. Call of Duty: War Games at IWM London

Image from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare © 2019 Activision Publishing

Wolfenstein, Medal of Honor, Command and Conquer: it’s safe to say that warfare has proven to be a popular genre in video games, whether it’s the hyper-realistic graphics of the Call of Duty shoot-em-up or Worms cartoon style. IWM takes us beyond the pixels in a look at how games have evolved to reflect the theater of war – especially compared to those who actually lived through it. Pairing gaming experts with historical artifacts of those injured or fled from war, this is a seasoned look at a popular and sometimes controversial genre.

War Games: Real Conflict, Virtual Worlds, Extreme Entertainment at IWM London. September 30, 2022 – May 28, 2023, free.

Short term events

Quick Tide by Felipe Pantone is already in place and will be part of the Greenwich Trail.

The London Design Festival (September 17-25) returns to London with over 300 exhibitions and events across 12 London districts, including indoor exhibitions, outdoor art trails and design fairs, such as Material Matters at Oxo Bargehouse. Naturally, this year has a strong focus on sustainability and how design and designers can help fight climate change.

In keeping with this theme, Es Devlin has created a structure outside the Tate Modern (September 16-25, free), which draws attention to endangered species, including those in decline in London. It is a sound and light installation where visitors can go inside, discover and draw species at risk.

Model copyright Es Devlin.

If you prefer some local art, head to Crouch End Open Studios (September 17-18, free) where artists open their doors for visitors to see where and how the magic happens, including a exhibition of their works (September 10-19, free). In the south, you can enjoy Deptford X (September 16-25), an annual festival of art, music and performance that aims to champion new voices and bring the local community together.

Artist Jelili Atiku will stage a performance for Deptford X

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Beaufort road repaired; Luyang people cry foul | Daily Express Online https://hflywmw.com/beaufort-road-repaired-luyang-people-cry-foul-daily-express-online/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 08:51:37 +0000 https://hflywmw.com/beaufort-road-repaired-luyang-people-cry-foul-daily-express-online/ Beaufort road repaired; Luyang people cry foul Published on: Tuesday August 30th, 2022 From: Sidney Skinner Text size: Globinaco workers level the new layer of asphalt and seal this material on the affected road sections. The Public Works Department (PWD) has repaired a main road in Beaufort and will periodically monitor the section to ensure […]]]>

Beaufort road repaired; Luyang people cry foul

Published on: Tuesday August 30th, 2022

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Globinaco workers level the new layer of asphalt and seal this material on the affected road sections.

The Public Works Department (PWD) has repaired a main road in Beaufort and will periodically monitor the section to ensure that it will not be damaged again. Three taxpayers in Luyang are hoping the city hall will also step in and do the same for a road leading to their neighborhood. This follows comments from motorists living in Kg Batu 58, Beaufort, and Taman Sinar, Luyang, who blamed the lack of maintenance on these stretches for repeatedly damaging the undercarriage of their vehicles. They lamented the inconvenience and extra expense they had to incur as their cars constantly had to be brought to the workshop.

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These drivers separately provided Hotline with the location of the affected roads. This information was transmitted to the PWD and the town hall. A spokeswoman for a government concessionaire, with the former agency, said depressions were found in a section of Jalan Lintas Pekan during a preliminary check last week.

This road between Damai Plaza Phase 2 and Taman Sinar is loaded with potholes of various shapes and sizes.

“Our contractor returned later the same day to deal with the damage,” she said. She said the individual’s workers poured asphalt over the potholes and then sealed them. “We hope this will relieve road users. Similar measures were taken several months ago. “The potholes have probably resurfaced as water tends to pool on the shoulder during a downpour.” When media contacted the company, it admitted parts of Beaufort had experienced heavy, intermittent rain over the past few days. “We also suspect that the surface of the road has given way under the weight of the many 10-tonne trucks that use this section. “There is a quarry some distance from where the depressions formed.” The concessionaire had raised those stretches of road, which were closer to town, in a bid to lessen the impact of the ponds, she said. In light of the recurring road problems, the spokeswoman said the firm’s staff would be asked to increase their monitoring of this main road. “We have a supervisor who goes around the neighborhood every week to check the state of the various sections entrusted to us. “Any irregularity is dealt with, on a case-by-case basis, depending on the severity of the seriousness of the damage found.” She explained that maintenance was done as it became necessary.

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“To that end, we hope that motorists will inform the PWD if the lows return.” FADLI of Beaufort lamented the traffic hazards posed by the damage to Jalan Lintas Pekan. These potholes have eaten away at one of the two lanes that make up the road,” he said. “Drivers who slow down to get through potholes risk being hit from behind. “Those who try to avoid them risk colliding with traffic coming from the opposite direction.” He said the number of vehicles was particularly heavy at times as many motorists used the road to get to the mosque in the city. Fadli said the risk of a crash increases after dark due to the lack of lighting on the stretch. “There are no lamp posts on the shoulders. You won’t know there’s a vehicle coming up the hill, or going in the opposite direction, at night until you see the headlights ahead of you.

Depressions gradually formed in one of the two lanes from Jalan Lintas Pekan to Beaufort.

He hoped the PWD would act to improve road conditions before someone was hurt or worse. Meanwhile, the town hall is investigating several complaints about the deplorable state of a road between Damai Plaza Phase 2 and Taman Sinar. A spokesman for the agency’s traffic and transportation department said its staff would be sent to verify those grievances. “If they turn out to be true, we will try to see how we can alleviate these road problems,” he said. LUCILLE, who works in an office in the Damai district, said she had contacted the agency, on and off, about road issues since October 2021. “I was made to understand, a month later, that the town hall had passed my grouse on to the government concessionaire,” she said. “Company personnel have been advised to inspect the road and make repairs, if necessary. resulted in this effort, so far,” Lucille said Aug. 29. MAWAR, who lives in Taman Sinar, also lamented the agency’s inability to follow up on actions to restore the stretch. road surface is pockmarked with so many holes which get deeper after each downpour,” she said. “Gravel was poured over the damaged sections at one point but the stones have since been scattered by the many cars driving down the road.” She said a good Samaritan recently filled in some potholes with remnants of building materials. “Whoever did this may have felt that the town hall was taking too long to deal with the stretch.” Another resident of Taman Sinar, ZUL, lamented the poor maintenance of the road. “I pay my annual dues with the town hall as soon as possible each year. I don’t understand why the agency has been slow to put the money, which I and my neighbors pay, to good use in improving the condition of the stretch.
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Beijing is developing SIX warships to match the US fleet https://hflywmw.com/beijing-is-developing-six-warships-to-match-the-us-fleet/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://hflywmw.com/beijing-is-developing-six-warships-to-match-the-us-fleet/ According to new information, China is building at least six more missile destroyers as part of its effort to establish a fleet capable of competing with that of the United States. According to images posted on Chinese social networking site Weibo, five of the Luyang III-class Type 052 destroyer’s hulls are currently under construction at […]]]>

According to new information, China is building at least six more missile destroyers as part of its effort to establish a fleet capable of competing with that of the United States.

According to images posted on Chinese social networking site Weibo, five of the Luyang III-class Type 052 destroyer’s hulls are currently under construction at the state-owned Dalian shipyard in northeastern China’s Liaoning province. China.

According to the defense website Naval News, at least one additional Type 052 destroyer is being built at the Jiangnan Changxing shipyard, northeast of Shanghai.

The 25 Type 052 destroyers currently in the Chinese navy will be joined by the six destroyers, which are equipped with tactical cruise missiles and torpedoes.

The six Type 052 destroyers are not under construction, according to Beijing.

However, Chinese experts told the Community Party daily Global Times that given Beijing’s desire to modernize its military by 2035, “it’s no surprise that China is actually developing more sophisticated warships, especially with the current tumultuous global security environment.”

With the largest number of ship hulls in the world, China’s navy now holds the title of largest naval force.

The photo from 2017 shows a Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Type 052D destroyer escorting the aircraft carrier Liaoning as it entered Hong Kong territorial waters via the Lamma Channel.

Compared to the 490 ships of the US Navy and the 73 ships of the British Royal Navy, the Chinese armed forces have a total of 777 warships. However, the United States has 92 destroyers in total, more than China (41) and six more than the United Kingdom.

The Type 052 destroyer, also known as the Luyang III class, has 64 vertical launch systems for surface-to-air missiles, a rocket-propelled torpedo and tactical cruise missiles, demonstrating the increasing complexity of ships Chinese war.

The Type 052D, which also has a 130mm main gun, is compared to the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers used by the US Navy.

The destroyers are part of China’s military buildup to prevent outside intervention in case Taiwan, the independent island that Beijing claims as its own and has threatened to conquer by force, is attacked.

The United States, which supplies Taiwan with defensive armaments and is constitutionally obligated to treat threats to the island as matters of “grave concern”, as well as its treaty allies, the largest and closest being Japan , would likely be involved in such a fight.

This follows US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to China last month, which prompted China to conduct its largest-ever military exercises near Taiwan. Beijing was furious with the trip because it saw it as an effort by the United States to meddle in China’s internal affairs.

China said in March it would increase defense spending by 7.1% this year, bringing the total to 1.45 trillion yuan ($211.62 billion), but many analysts believe that is not the case. not the actual amount; the government denies this allegation.

For more than a decade, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy, or PLAN, has been upgrading itself into a more “blue” force, which can operate anywhere in the world instead of to be forced to stay close to the Chinese mainland.

Beijing unveiled the Type 003 aircraft carrier, a new generation of aircraft, in June, marking a milestone for the country as it is the first such ship to be both developed and built in China.

Beijing wants to transform its navy, which is currently the largest in the world, into a multi-range force. As such, it seeks to equip its fleet with the latest in weaponry and aircraft launch technology.

The Type 003 uses a catapult launch, which analysts say appears to be an electromagnetic type device similar to that first created by the US Navy.

Employing a catapult means the ship will be able to launch a wider variety of aircraft, which is important for China to project its naval force further away. Such a method places less strain on the aircraft than previous steam catapult launch systems.

China has maintained its military operations near Taiwan, but on a smaller scale.

Fujian officials announced a no-sailing zone on Wednesday and said live-fire drills would be held on Friday and Saturday in a coastal area of ​​China’s Fujian province, just north of the small Taiwan-controlled Wuchiu Islands in the Taiwan Strait.

Taiwan is trying to match China’s investment in advanced technologies, such as stealth fighters and aircraft carriers, by investing more effort in weapons such as missiles that can strike right into its territory. huge neighbor.

China has not ruled out using force to take control of the island. Beijing’s claims of sovereignty over the island are rejected by Taiwan, which argues that only the Taiwanese people have the power to make such decisions.

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15 fantastic things to do in Vancouver this weekend: August 12-14 https://hflywmw.com/15-fantastic-things-to-do-in-vancouver-this-weekend-august-12-14/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://hflywmw.com/15-fantastic-things-to-do-in-vancouver-this-weekend-august-12-14/ Whatever your fancy, there’s an event for you this weekend! From New West Pride to BC Dumpling Fest, Chelsea Handler and more, here are 15 things to do in and around Metro Vancouver August 12-14. And for more fun things happening around town, be sure to check out our Listed section. Chilliwack Sunflower Festival 2022 […]]]>

Whatever your fancy, there’s an event for you this weekend!

From New West Pride to BC Dumpling Fest, Chelsea Handler and more, here are 15 things to do in and around Metro Vancouver August 12-14.

And for more fun things happening around town, be sure to check out our Listed section.

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival 2022

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival/Facebook

What: The Chilliwack Sunflower Festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and is run by the same organizers who host the Chilliwack Tulip Festival.

Visitors will be able to stroll along three kilometers of paths and discover 50 varieties of sunflowers planted in three exhibition gardens. There will also be plenty of opportunities to take an Instagram-worthy photo. Photo props are spread around the site, including a working windmill, three vintage bicycles and a 1950s Morris convertible.

When: Now until September 5, 2022
Time: Several time slots per day
Where: 41310 Royalwood Drive, Chilliwack
Tickets: Varied prices, buy online

Fraser Valley Fruit Beer Festival

What: Fruit Beer Fest, taking place Saturday August 13 at Swangard Stadium, features live entertainment, a market area with vendors, food trucks and delicious drinks.

Over 30 breweries have already been announced for Fruit Beer Fest, including local favorites like 33 Acres Brewing, Field House Brewing, House of Funk Brewing, Moody Ales, as well as Vermont’s Hill Farmstead Brewery, San Francisco’s Mikkeller, Seattle’s Fair Isle Brewing , and New York’s Equilibrium Brewery. Others are added in anticipation of the big day.

The festival is organized by West Craft Beer Supply, the organizers of the popular Hopwired festival.

When: August 13, 2022
Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Swangard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
Tickets: $69.99 plus GST and green fee, available online

mountain movies

What: Enjoy a one-of-a-kind outdoor movie theater experience at Grouse Mountain this summer! Watch screenings of The princess to be married and Harry Potter at the Sorcerer’s Stone with stunning views of the Cascade Mountain Range on select Friday nights in August.

When: Select Fridays until August 26, 2022
Time: Films will start at sunset, times may vary (approximately 9:00 p.m.)
Where: Grouse Mountain (Altitudes Bistro) – 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Tickets/Admissions: Sunset rate of $25 after 7 p.m. (online offer only); $69 for full-day mountain admission tickets; $59 for full-day local mountain admission tickets. Online purchase

New West Pride Street Festival

New west pride

New West Pride/Facebook

What: From August 5-14, New West will come alive with rainbows and activities for all to enjoy. Pride week will end with the Pride Street Party, where Columbia Street will be closed to traffic, and will instead host three stages full of live entertainment, a children’s area, vendors and food trucks, and several gardens beer

New West Pride will also be joined by the Last Door Recovery Society’s non-toxic event this year.

When: August 13, 2022
Time: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Columbia Street, New Westminster
Admission: Free

Ambleside Music Festival

What: The inaugural Ambleside Music Festival, presented by The GSL Group, takes place August 12-14 at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver and features two stages packed with international stars and local favourites.

Headliners for the seaside music celebration include punk rock legends The Offspring, beloved BC indie rockers Mother Mother, award-winning pop-rock band Marianas Trench JUNO Award winners, and JUNO Award-winning indie-pop band Walk Off The Earth.

When: August 12 to 14
Where: Ambleside Park — West Vancouver
Tickets: Available online

2022 Odlum Brown VanOpen

What: The 2022 Odlum Brown VanOpen, a Tennis Canada event, is the largest and most celebrated men’s and women’s professional tennis tournament in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. This year’s competitors include 2013 VanOpen men’s singles champion Odlum Brown and 2014 Wimbledon doubles champion Vasek Pospisil of Canada.

When: August 13 to 21, 2022
Time: Various times
Where: Hollywood Country Club – 950 Cross Creek Road, West Vancouver
Tickets: Miscellaneous, buy online

Ghosts of the Machine at the Polygon Gallery

The ghosts of the machine

Skawennati, Birth of an Avatar (Tribute to Mariko Mori), 2017/Submitted | Ho Tzu Nyen, No Man II, 2017, Courtesy of Artist, Michael Janssen Gallery, Edouard Malingue Gallery/Submitted

What: The ghosts of the machinean immersive multimedia exhibition at the Polygon Gallery, explores the relationships between humans, technology and ecology.

Visitors to the Lower Lonsdale Gallery will discover a new commission from Cease Wyss (Skwxwú7mesh) and works by Ho Tzu Nyen, Juliana Huxtable, Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Lu Yang, Skawennati and Santiago Tamayo Soler.

When: From Wednesday to Sunday until August 14, 2022
Time:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays)
Where: The Polygon Gallery – 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Admission: Sorry

British Columbia Meatball Festival

What: This summer, BC’s first annual dumpling festival will be held at Coquitlam’s downtown park.

Presented by the Asian Impact Society, the event will take place on August 13 and will feature live entertainment, activities, a beer garden and a wide range of local food and drink vendors. There will also be a dumpling contest.

When: August 13, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Coquitlam Downtown Park, 1299 Pinetree RoadCoquitlam
Admission: Free

Pop-up Playa Patrón Vancouver

What: Playa Patrón brings the heat, sounds and flavors of Mexico to Vancouver’s Plaza of Nations, with a daytime brunch experience as well as an evening party, with a DJ playing deep tropical house and Patron craft cocktails .

The vibe is beach magic in Tulum – the beautiful and trendy Mexican beach town known for its amazing food and historic Mayan ruins – and the menu will feature creative versions of the classic Paloma cocktail and summery Patron drinks.

When: August 11 to 14, 2022
Time: Various times
Where: Nations Square, 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: From $25; Available online now

Comedy shot! Bang! Live!

Comedy shot!  Bang!

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What: The long-running weekly comedy podcast created and hosted by Scott Aukerman is coming to the Vogue Theater for a live show with special guests. With Aukerman, Paul F. Tompkins and the CBB All-Stars. There will also be a pre-show VIP Q&A with ‘unrestricted’ small group conversation.

When: August 12, 2022
Time: VIP Q&A at 5 p.m., Doors at 6 p.m., Show at 7 p.m.
Where: Vogue Theater – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: From $39.50, buy online

Vancouver Mural Festival Street Party at Granville Promenade

What: The Vancouver Mural Fest is hosting a street party for all ages in partnership with the Downtown Vancouver BIA on the Granville Promenade. Enjoy a day of live music and DJs, drag performances and family activities. There will also be live painting, a Tongue Market pop-up, and more.

When: August 14, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Granville Entertainment District – Granville Street between Smithe Street and Helmcken Street
Cost: Free

Forbidden Vancouver: Last Gang in Town Special Event

What: Acclaimed writer and historian Aaron Chapman and former Clark Park gang members Bradley Bennett and Danny “Mouse” Williamson lead a walking tour exploring East Vancouver’s gang history in the 1970s. ne of the VPD’s top undercover units took on one of the city’s most infamous street gangs.

When: August 13 and 14, 2022
Time:
11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Where:
Meet at the park entrance at the corner of Commercial Drive and East 14th Ave.
Cost: $32 plus GST, online purchase

Vancouver Gay Film Festival

Vancouver Gay Film Festival

Besties (VQFF/Submissive) | The Empress of Vancouver (VQFF/Submitted)

What: The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is Western Canada’s largest queer arts event and returns for its 34th edition in August with a creative theme of “Make It Yours”.

This year’s festival will showcase 97 films from 20 countries through in-person and on-demand screenings. There will also be post-screening Q&As with filmmakers, industry and community workshops, and more.

When: August 11 to 21, 2022
Time: Various times
Where: Venues across Vancouver and online screenings
Tickets and passes: In-person sessions and video-on-demand are available online

Hidden wonders

What: Hidden wonders is the next edition of Shawn Farquhar’s Cabaret of Wonders, and the acclaimed magic show will be held at a secret location in downtown New Westminster. Shawn is a world champion magician, performed on Ellen, fooled Las Vegas headliners Penn & Teller twice on Fool Us, and showcased his magic on shows like Fringe, Shut Eye, and X-Files .

When: Various dates in August and September 2022
Time: Various schedules
Where: Secret location in New Westminster. Guests will receive an address and password
Tickets: From $50, purchase online

Chelsea Handler – “Vaccinated and Excited” Tour

What: Comedian, TV personality, podcast host and best-selling author Chelsea Handler performs two shows at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Handler is being hailed for her seven years as the host of E! Lately, his documentary series Chelsea does, and his Netflix talk show, chelsea. She wrote six bestsellers, five of which topped the charts New York Times List of bestsellers.

When: August 12, 2022
Time: 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theater – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Cost: Miscellaneous, buy online

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DOKU by Lu Yang, The Binary World. Utzon Hall – Sydney Opera House https://hflywmw.com/doku-by-lu-yang-the-binary-world-utzon-hall-sydney-opera-house/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 11:05:41 +0000 https://hflywmw.com/doku-by-lu-yang-the-binary-world-utzon-hall-sydney-opera-house/ Sydney – Monday August 8, 2022. The Sydney Opera House today announced the live motion capture performance, DOKU, the binary world by a new media artist based in Shanghai Lu Yang, will have its world premiere in October. Live performances featuring dancers on stage in Sydney and Hong Kong will use motion capture technology to […]]]>

Sydney – Monday August 8, 2022. The Sydney Opera House today announced the live motion capture performance, DOKU, the binary world by a new media artist based in Shanghai Lu Yang, will have its world premiere in October. Live performances featuring dancers on stage in Sydney and Hong Kong will use motion capture technology to control otherworldly avatars interacting in a virtual world, visible in both locations. The series of co-located performances will take place from October 7 – 9 2022 at the Opera Utzon Roomand to Free space in the cultural district of West Kowloon in Hong Kong.

The high-energy audio-visual experience draws inspiration from Buddhist philosophy, club culture, video games, and anime aesthetics. Embodying the avatar forms of Lu Yang’s digitally reincarnated character, Doku – named after the Buddhist phrase “Dokusho Dokushi”, or “We are born alone, we die alone”, the dancers present binary combinations of deities from all six realms of Buddhist reincarnation: Heaven and Hell, Human and Animal, Hungry Ghosts and Asura – jealous gods.

Sydney Opera House Digital Programming Director, Stuart Buchanan said: “Lu Yang’s sprawling virtual worlds have thrilled audiences around the world, with their futuristic aesthetic and exploration of the digitization of human identities in a post-binary world. DOKU, the binary world marks the first time that Yang’s Doku identity will be co-created in two cities simultaneously, reconstructing the very meaning of “live performance” as it moves through multiple disparate realms and locations.

In Sydney, the digital performance will be achieved through motion capture by Taiga Kita-Leonga multidisciplinary artist, dancer and model, with virtual visual effects manipulated live by an audiovisual technician Dr. Sam McGilpon a soundtrack composed by a musician and sound artist from Shanghai liii.

A workshop on Saturday October 8 will take place at the Sydney Opera House linking participants from Sydney and Hong Kong. The workshop will begin with an introduction to the technology of MetaObjects at Freespace in Hong Kong, and will follow with an in-person demonstration of the technology in Sydney by the producer Mathew Spisbamotion capture operator Sam McGilp and choreographer Harrison Roomfollowed by the ability for participants to use the motion capture suits and interact with participants in Hong Kong.

Lu Yang’s work is currently featured in Ultra Unreal at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney and has been featured internationally, including in The Milk of Dreams exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale.

DOKU, the binary world is co-presented by Freespace at the West Kowloon Cultural District and Sydney Opera House, and produced in partnership with MetaObjects and Exhibitionist.

EVENT DETAILS

WHAT: DOKU, the binary world
WHEN
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Performances:

  • 8 p.m., Friday, October 7, 2022
  • 5 p.m., Saturday October 8, 2022
  • 5 p.m., Sunday, October 9, 2022

Workshop:

  • 2 p.m., Saturday October 8, 2022

WHERE: Utzon room
TICKETS: Performance: $19 + booking fee
Performance + Workshop: $29 + booking fee
ON SALE: Insiders: 9 a.m., Tuesday August 9
On the program: 9:00 a.m., Wednesday August 10
General public: 9 a.m., Friday August 12

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DOKU by Lu Yang, The Binary World. Utzon Room https://hflywmw.com/doku-by-lu-yang-the-binary-world-utzon-room/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 11:05:41 +0000 https://hflywmw.com/doku-by-lu-yang-the-binary-world-utzon-room/ Sydney – Monday August 8, 2022. The Sydney Opera House today announced the live motion capture performance, DOKU, the binary world by a new media artist based in Shanghai Lu Yang, will have its world premiere in October. Live performances featuring dancers on stage in Sydney and Hong Kong will use motion capture technology to […]]]>

Sydney – Monday August 8, 2022. The Sydney Opera House today announced the live motion capture performance, DOKU, the binary world by a new media artist based in Shanghai Lu Yang, will have its world premiere in October. Live performances featuring dancers on stage in Sydney and Hong Kong will use motion capture technology to control otherworldly avatars interacting in a virtual world, visible in both locations. The series of co-located performances will take place from October 7 – 9 2022 at the Opera Utzon Roomand to Free space in the cultural district of West Kowloon in Hong Kong.

The high-energy audiovisual experience draws inspiration from Buddhist philosophy, club culture, video games, and anime aesthetics. Embodying the avatar forms of Lu Yang’s digitally reincarnated character, Doku – named after the Buddhist phrase “Dokusho Dokushi”, or “We are born alone, we die alone”, the dancers present binary combinations of deities from all six realms of Buddhist reincarnation: Heaven and Hell, Human and Animal, Hungry Ghosts and Asura – jealous gods.

Sydney Opera House Digital Programming Director, Stuart Buchanan said: “Lu Yang’s sprawling virtual worlds have thrilled audiences around the world, with their futuristic aesthetic and exploration of the digitization of human identities in a post-binary world. DOKU, the binary world marks the first time that Yang’s Doku identity will be co-created in two cities simultaneously, reconstructing the very meaning of “live performance” as it moves through multiple disparate realms and locations.

In Sydney, the digital performance will be achieved through motion capture by Taiga Kita-Leonga multidisciplinary artist, dancer and model, with virtual visual effects manipulated live by an audiovisual technician Dr. Sam McGilpon a soundtrack composed by a musician and sound artist from Shanghai liii.

A workshop on Saturday October 8 will take place at the Sydney Opera House linking participants from Sydney and Hong Kong. The workshop will begin with an introduction to the technology of MetaObjects at Freespace in Hong Kong, and will follow with an in-person demonstration of the technology in Sydney by the producer Mathew Spisbamotion capture operator Sam McGilp and choreographer Harrison Hallfollowed by the ability for participants to use the motion capture suits and interact with participants in Hong Kong.

Lu Yang’s work is currently featured in Ultra Unreal at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney and has been featured internationally, including in The Milk of Dreams exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale.

DOKU, the binary world is co-presented by Freespace at the West Kowloon Cultural District and Sydney Opera House, and produced in partnership with MetaObjects and Exhibitionist.

EVENT DETAILS

WHAT: DOKU, the binary world
WHEN
:

Performances:

  • 8 p.m., Friday, October 7, 2022
  • 5 p.m., Saturday October 8, 2022
  • 5 p.m., Sunday, October 9, 2022

Workshop:

  • 2 p.m., Saturday October 8, 2022

WHERE: Utzon Room
TICKETS: Performance: $19 + booking fee
Performance + Workshop: $29 + booking fee
ON SALE: Insiders: 9 a.m., Tuesday August 9
On the program: 9:00 a.m., Wednesday August 10
General public: 9 a.m., Friday August 12

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Integrated operation reduces crime in KK https://hflywmw.com/integrated-operation-reduces-crime-in-kk/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 10:29:14 +0000 https://hflywmw.com/integrated-operation-reduces-crime-in-kk/ Mohd Zaidi (fourth from right) posing with SRS and KRT residents in Luyang during OBCJ early Sunday morning. KOTA KINABALU (Aug 7): The implementation of Operasi Bersepadu Cegah Jenayah (OBCJ) or Integrated Crime Prevention Operation, has seen a drop in the crime index in the state capital. Kota Kinabalu Police Chief Deputy Commissioner Mohd Zaidi […]]]>

Mohd Zaidi (fourth from right) posing with SRS and KRT residents in Luyang during OBCJ early Sunday morning.

KOTA KINABALU (Aug 7): The implementation of Operasi Bersepadu Cegah Jenayah (OBCJ) or Integrated Crime Prevention Operation, has seen a drop in the crime index in the state capital.

Kota Kinabalu Police Chief Deputy Commissioner Mohd Zaidi Abdullah said since the establishment of the OBCJ in March this year, the crime index in the state capital has dropped by 90. at 30%.

“Before the OBCJ, the crime index in Kota Kinabalu (between October 1, 2021 and February 28, 2022) was recorded at 90%.

“On March 1, we implemented the OBCJ and after 151 days, the crime index was recorded at 30%.

“This is a huge drop of 60% which shows that OBCJ is an effective police strategy to combat criminal activity,” he said during the OBCJ operation around the capital. state early Sunday morning.

The OBCJ is said to be the brainchild of Mohd Zaidi when he was chief of police in Kota Belud.

After his transfer to Kota Kinabalu as Chief of Police, Mohd Zaidi again introduced the OBCJ to curb criminal activities.

“When I first introduced OBCJ in Kota Belud, the result was positive as we managed to reduce the crime index in the district.

“After my transfer to Kota Kinabalu, I again introduced OBCJ with the aim of reducing crime around the state capital and after 151 days of introducing OBCJ, we managed to reduce crime. crime index at its current level,” he said.

Refusing to accept full credit, Mohd Zaidi said the OBCJ would never be a success without the commitment and selflessness of all its police officers and Kota Kinabalu Police Contingent (IPD KK) personnel.

The OBCJ, which begins from 12 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily, involved the seven police stations around the state capital, the Police Car Unit (MPV), the Motorcycle Patrol Unit ( URB), as well as the Skim Rondaan Sukarela (SRS) or voluntary patrol program, and Kawasan Rukun Tetangga (KRT) or neighborhood support unit.

“Our approach is to always study current crime trends, which is why the opening hours and location of the OBCJ vary from place to place. We will not focus on one location but we will we will move from place to place.

“We will also use the ‘Snap Check’ approach where police will check vehicles and individuals who are still moving in the middle of the night,” he said.

Mohd Zaidi said that in the first four months of the OBCJ, police arrested 20 people for burglary and drug-related offences.

Police also solved 32 burglary cases and prevented one burglary.

Some of the OBCJ locations include Menggatal, Alamesra, Inanam, Kota Kinabalu, Karamunsing, Luyang and Tanjung Aru.

The objectives of the OBCJ are to minimize instances of crime in sensitive areas, reduce potential criminal activity and drug related activity, show presence of police and staff, increase community confidence and maintain public safety in the state capital.






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