‘The Still Point’ is a three-week line-up exhibitions, concerts, performances and talks inspired by one of the most seminal literary works of the twentieth century – T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. Different artists, both local and international, have responded in colour, texture, fabric, sound, words and movement to Eliot’s vision of ‘the still point’ as an experience of time that evokes wonder, fear and redemption.
Highlights at HKU include:
Visual Art: ‘QU4RTETS’ – An exhibition of paintings at the HKU Museum by artists Makoto Fujimura and Bruce Herman. See here for details.
New Music: ‘QU4RTETS for Ground Zero’ – a concert on 9/11 with the Hong Kong premier of works by Christopher Theofanidis and Aenon Loo performed by the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. See here for details.
Drama: ‘Only Through Time’ – a newly written play by The Black Sheep Family and the Creative Writing Studio of HKU to inaugurate HKU’s black-box theatre. See here for details.
Lecture: ‘Out of this World?: Why the Arts matter to Faith’ – a distinguished lecture with extensive illustration at the piano by Prof. Jeremy Begbie (Duke/Cambridge). See here for details.
Dance: ‘Hope Beneath the Rubble: Two Dance Acts’ by Hong Kong-based dance company Passoverdance and Tokyo-based choreographer-dancer Airi Suzuki. See here for details.
Concert: ‘Music for Eternity’ a choral concert of religious music, including Fauré’s Requiem, featuring renowned UK counter-tenor Iestyn Davies and Hong Kong vocalists Yuki Ip and Caleb Woo and the chamber choir Die Konzertisten. See here for details.
Fashion: ‘The Still Point – Sons ‘n’ Daughters’ – a fashion show with new pieces by local designers curated by Barney Cheng. See here for details.