Extraordinary Dresscode 8-9-10 december, CityU and Videotage



City University of Hong Kong 8-9-10 december


The Extra / Ordinary Dress Code Symposium brings together scholars, writers and artists from diverse nationalities and disciplines to address the subject of fashion in its aesthetic, cultural, ritual, social, performative and historical dimensions.

(Photo: cross-dresser Maggie Leung and friend)


EXHIBITION The Rest of Us – December 10 to December 24, 2009

Videotage, Ma Tau Kok Road, Kowloon.

Opening December 10 at 6 pm



The Rest of Us is a visual exhibition and an opening night cabaret presenting everyday fashions direct from the streets of Hong Kong, along with queer masquerades derived from Cosplay and its various sub-cultural tangents.  Photographs by Andrew Guthrie and Cosplay Costumes.

+++++FLASH CABARET++++++++++

Videotage, Ma Tau Kok Road, Kowloon.

Opening December 10 at 6 pm



Hosted by M/C extraordinaire–Diane To, this upbeat evening will show live performance art, video screenings, refreshments, and costuming games involving Hong Kong uniforms. Hong Kong artist Movana Chen will do a live performance session to demonstrate how she knits books into fabrics  in her newest project, Traveling Into My Bookshelf. Toronto-based artist/sexpert Louise Bak will dig and scratch underneath layers of doll costume to reveal a bodily essence. Hong Kong artist Him Lo will enact Leave Me + Build Me, a project in which he covers himself with an uncanny body suit to test how people gaze and react. Austrian artist Nino Jaeger will give  a performance lecture about gender and clothing through the sculpture Pipistrello: Dolce Vita, based on the lyrics of Mozart’s Le Nozze Di Figaro. Evening meal and refreshments will be provided together with new video art by Mia Chen and Robert Iolini. Free of Charge for those wearing any type of clothes. Extra Special Bonus For Dressing Harmoniously.