Another city-infiltrated arts event is happening just around the corner, in the city just a ferry-ride away from us. Similar to the The 7th Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture in Shenzhen which we have previously covered here, the upcoming 17th Macao City Fringe Festival features 23 events and 10 outreach activities which will happen all around the city from January 12 to 21.
Events that have particularly caught our attention includes: My Old Man is a Bus Driver, which takes audiences on “a two-hour drive with a retired bus driver around the areas of Macao that have likely been forgotten”; The Auction of Love Stories, “a performance which invites the public to submit items and love stories for auction”; You Can Sleep Here, where streets are converted into beds, “creating a mysterious place (known as abandoned public places) which tears down the barriers between private and public spaces”; Interactive Dance Installation: You Choreograph, created by Chieh-Hua Hsieh and I-Fen Tung from Taiwan, where participants can be a dancer or a choreographer freely in the space; and in Bear with Us, where three giant bears willing be strolling around the city to surprise people in the city.
Instead of experiencing workshops, talks, art critiques, artworks and other interactive expressions in a gallery space; this fringe festival brings city dwellers into a treasure hunt mode, where everyone is welcomed to uncover different treasures and overlooked values in Macao.
Online registration: www.icm.gov.mo/eform/event