格外地創 : 藝穗會的故事
Outlier : Placemaking@the Fringe
01. 第一位義工 First Volunteer – Cat
02. 第一部電腦 First Computer
03. 第一部傳真機 First Fax Machine
04. 第一部打字機 First Typewriter
05. 第一盞豬嘴燈 First Theatre Lighting
06. 第一把鑰匙 First Key
07. 第一個收銀箱 First Cash Box
開幕酒會：10.4 | 6-8pm | 陳麗玲畫廊
地點：藝穗會陳麗玲畫廊 (4月10-21日)、不同角落 (4月23-30日)
Exhibition Period: 10-30 April 2018
Opening Reception: 10 April | 6-8pm | Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery
Venue: Fringe Club Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery (10-21 Apr); Other areas (23-30 Apr)
Curator Benny Chia
Administrator Catherine Lau
Exhibition Designer Raymond Pang
Curatorial Respondent Tang Hoi Chiu
Photography & Poetry Liu Wai Tong
【Stories of the Fringe Club】
An episode of childhood memory brought him back to the old place. He got the key to the door and has, since then, started his adventure with a cat.
From a tenant for one month to a housekeeper for 35 years, would he still take the key, if he could turn back time?
【Face to Face 面對面】
Want to talk to the artists?
Let’s experience & create an interactive artwork together!
Come over to make video call (real time FaceTime!) with the People who make the Fringe Fringe. 鄧樹榮、杜國威、鄭新民、蛙王、曾德平、王純杰、王守清、李俊亮、Peta Lily、Sean Curran、霍達超、楊陽、甄拔濤、黃家正、吳懷世、Raymond Pang、劉學成、Catherine Lau、Benny Chia among many others ...
Date: 10-21 Apr
Time: Mon to Fri: 6-8pm | Sat: 2-6pm
Venue: Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery, the Fringe Club
*All conversation will be documented as the archive of the Fringe Club.
【延伸活動 – 開箱日】
4月14日下午4時，藝穗會創辦人 Benny 將會親自打開其中一個箱，與你細數箱內藏品的秘密。如你能於當日捐出藏品，你也會被邀請分享當中的故事。
那時，Benny和Emma手執鎖匙，滿腦子疑團 - 整幢大樓由地庫至天台只有五層，哪裏來的十八層？為何會有18樓的鎖匙？
Holding the keys, lots of questions popping out from Benny & Emma: From basement to rooftop of the building, it was only five levels. So Why there were keys of 18/F?
Leaving the questions behind, they used other keys to open a door and found the clue...
人物：Benny · Emma
People: Benny · Emma
Place: 2 Lower Albert Road
Keys of the building which have to be returned to Gov’t later. Pls keep in the safe.” Benny. 1983.
Only Benny & Emma knew..
Opening the wood door by one of the keys, these were found. The past life of Fringe Club unveiled...
Can you find out the clue from these pieces?
【線索三 – 一男子與一隻貓】
在奶庫中，風塵撲撲，整個地面被厚厚的灰垢蓋著。能找到兩塊碎片引證前身，已是很幸運。Benny用腳掃一掃地面，劃出了色彩斑爛的小半圓。索性再用手撥一撥，竟發現地上整整齊齊地排列著花磚。奶庫 － 即牛奶公司時代的超級市場 － 註定成為藝穗會的大舞台。
【Clue 3 - A Man & A Cat】
In Fringe Dairy, it was super dusty. Having found two pieces bearing witness of the past was already a stroke of luck. Benny swept the floor with his legs, drawing a semi-circle in the dust showing unexpected colour! Using his hand to sweep further, he found that the floor was tidily covered with colourful tiles.
Fringe Dairy, the former supermarket of the Dairy Farm, was destined to be the main stage of the Fringe Club.
Benny and Emma would not be able to clean up the space alone. Over 30 volunteers were recruited through the radio and Cat joined. Fringe Club thus grew like weed, though with adversity, prepared to face bigger challenges.
What were these?
(Cat was the top student of a renowned secretary training institution at that time. She joined Fringe Club as an intern till now as the Administrator. In these 35 years, Benny and Cat worked closely together.)
Fringe Secrets (Cats):
我折回查看 - 房間裏一個人也沒有。只有窗外的街燈和地上的一灘水。
(Lorette van Heteren 於2017年離世。她永遠在我們心中。)
秘聞 (Lorette van Heteren):
【Clue 4: Chimney at the Rooftop】
Benny, Cat & the volunteers were very happy in discovering this oasis. I closed the door of the Fringe Dairy and left them behind.
I took the keys of 18/F, walked upstairs, turned left, opened the door.
The room was very dark. Only the street light came through from the windows. Lorette was performing. Audience were enjoying. Suddenly, water poured out from the ceiling, straightly on Lorette. Every one was silence. The street light was quiet. Performance ended. I closed the door and left.
Why was Lorette here? Hasn’t she died on 2017?
I returned to the room. Nobody was there, except the street light and the water on the floor.
(Lorette va Heteren passed away in 2017. She is always in our mind.)
Fringe Secrets (Lorette van Heteren):
我轉身離開房間，聽到身後傳來腳步聲，Benny和Cat竟從同一個房間走出來，Benny雀躍地說：「加了Fresnel & Profile真好，雖然只有這兩盞豬咀燈，但他們的燈光效果做得很好！觀眾反應不錯不錯！」
【Clue 5: Fresnel & Profile】
When I was about to leave the room, I heard some footsteps behind me. Benny came out of the same room with Cat and said exuberantly, ‘The Fresnel and Profile are a great addition! These two stage lanterns alone created very stunning lighting effects. The audience absolutely loved the show!’
I went up to Benny and Cat, but they couldn’t see me and passed through me…
How many time dimensions can coexist in one room, in one building?