One of Two Stories, or Both

MIF17-One-of-Two-Stories-or-Both-Samson-Young-2-Donald-ChristieFresh from representing Hong Kong at the Venice Biennale, brilliant young artist Samson Young premieres this major new work at MIF17. Inspired by mythic tales of 17th-century Chinese travellers making their way to Europe on foot, this multilayered piece asks: how are journeys remembered and retold? What of the aching feet that carry the bodies, the bumpy ride, the incidental mountains? How do stories lend meanings to places left behind?

Broadcast June 30th – July 4th 2017 , One of Two Stories, or Both (Field Bagatelles) is an MIF first: a five-part radio series, performed by a cast of actors, artists and musicians live from Low Four in Old Granada Studios.

Following the radio series, a multichannel sound and visual installation will premiere at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art. The installation will bring another intriguing perspective to these stories, while also marking the 20th anniversary of the UK’s handover of Hong Kong to China.

Listen: Episode 1

Listen:  Episode 2

Listen:  Episode 3

Listen:  Episode 4

Listen:  Episode 5