Two new exhibitions to be launched at Oil Street Art Space to connect emotions and stories of the city (with photos)

     The Oil Street Art Space (Oi!) will launch two new exhibitions, "DRESS iN TiME" and "Oi! OnSite Exhibition of Artists in Residence - SAD Kitchen: Oi! Guide - A Comfort Food Journey" with the theme of clothing and food respectively from tomorrow (September 1) to allow visitors to experience the North Point community where Oi! is located and the stories of Hong Kong.
     Fashion designer Toby Crispy responds to today's fast-paced culture through the craft of stitching. She has collected over 130 stitch patterns and stories about Hong Kong from members of the public who participated in the previous project "SLOW STiTCH NOMAD @ Oi!" held in Oi! After reorganisation and compilation, these patterns have been combined with refurbished old clothes to create 15 sets of upcycled garments and art installations for display in the "DRESS iN TiME" exhibition. The exhibition includes elements of moving images and lighting designs to express the flow of time and changes of the city, offering a multi-sensory experience to audiences. A series of interactive workshops would be held to tie in with the exhibition so that audiences can understand the story behind each stitch pattern and learn to share their impressions of the city through stitching, jointly participating in weaving together the collective memories of Hong Kong.
     "Oi! OnSite Exhibition of Artists in Residence" invited artist Silas Fong this year to turn the Oi! Warehouse into a "kitchen" and invite audiences to explore different kinds of personal emotions and the community's relationship related to food through a site-specific game setting. In "SAD Kitchen: Oi! Guide - A Comfort Food Journey", audiences are encouraged to find the hidden psychological test questions at different corners or on different objects in the "kitchen" and complete the psychological test. Audiences will receive an exclusive "Comfort Food Guide" according to the results. The guide will lead audiences to find comfort food in the North Point community, hoping that food can be used as a means for cultural and social construction and connecting people, places and stories.
     The exhibition is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and organised by Oi!. Artworks will be on display from September 1 to January 7 next year at Oi! Warehouses. For details, please visit the website or call 2512 3000 for enquiries.

Ends/Thursday, August 31, 2023
Issued at HKT 19:00