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Rooms Left Behind

AMY SZE & ANYA OSTROVSKAIA

Tue 14th Feb - Sun 19th Feb
18:30,19:30,20:30,21:30,14:00,15:00,16:00,17:00 (
30 mins)
Site Specific Immersive & Digital-Live Hybrid
International / Political / Migrant & Refugee Voices
Tickets from £13.00
Venue: VOID
Age Guidance: 12+
Strong language, contents involving war, protest, and violence

Two rooms, one from Hong Kong and one from Moscow,
left by their owners fleeing for freedom.
4400 miles apart, different languages, distant cultures,
except that the walls eternize tear gas and tears.

Premiered at LIFT Festival 2022, 遺 комнаты (wai-komnaty, or ‘Rooms left behind’) brings you on an immersive journey into the intimate world of complex identities and a glimpse of political immigration. Working with a Ukrainian artist who has had to flee Russia, and Hong Kong artists who left their city, the theatrical installation explores the idea of what it means to be to leave your home and life behind.

Step into the abandoned room to see, touch and feel where someone lived, loved and grieved. Wonder around the tables and chairs to unveil one’s traces of existence. Let the bookshelves and beds whisper to you stories of the displaced shadows.

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Tue 14th Feb
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Wed 15th Feb
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Sat 18th Feb
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AMY SZE & ANYA OSTROVSKAIA

AMY SZE & ANYA OSTROVSKAIA is an artistic duo formed during their postgraduate studies. Previously based in Hong Kong and Moscow respectively, they relocated to London due to the suffocating political climates in their countries and found themselves equally passionate in presenting narratives of freedom and justice to play their part in calling for solidarity and effecting change. They are interested in creating truthful and multidisciplinary work with a combined skill set in producing, directing, scriptwriting and filmmaking.

Press & Reviews

“Rooms Left Behind is a powerful, thoughtful and stirring piece. It draws together two of our world’s most significant struggles against oppression and brings us directly into the people and spaces most impacted by tyranny. We were very proud to have commissioned this work as part of UpLIFTed project featuring promising young curators and producers as part of LIFT 2022.” -Kris Nelson, Artistic Director/CEO, LIFT


"A very moving exhibition - sad, real and detailed" -Max Percy, This is Not a Show About Hong Kong


"...Humanising and brilliant in the face of the current climate of hostility in which we exist." -Amaya Jeyarajah Dent, Creative Producer, LIFT

Cast & Creative Team Director: ANYA OSTROVSKAIA, AMY SZE
Producer: AMY SZE
Performers: GUN SUEN, TANYA KARGAEVA
Videographer: TATIANA KNYAZEVA
Main image designer: CHUK EDWIN YIN MAN


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