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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.
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