HELLO
I'M SORRY IF THIS SEEMS STRANGE,
BUT I'M TRYING TO HAVE A CONVERSATION
WITH SOMEONE I WOULDN'T NORMALLY GET TO SPEAK WITH.

Theatremaker Ant Hampton (UK) is known for his ‘Autoteatro’ work in which audience members become performers – in pairs, or groups, or individually – by following a pre-recorded set of instructions. Someone Else moves Autoteatro a step further, towards something truly consequential.

In Someone Else, the audience become the performers in a multi-part structured encounter that mixes sincerity, confession and humour, asking you to move out of the ‘theatre’ space and contemplate approaching a stranger somewhere in the city. It is a truly unique experience that begins with a 45 minute audio encounter and continuing on the next day or two and perhaps even beyond. Diverse media – scraps of paper, highly realistic 'binaural' audio and the largest text display in Hong Kong – edge you delicately towards a radical kind of social imagination, a quiet revolution almost.

Functioning both at the level of a dare and as a springboard for a potentially transformative experience, Someone Else poses the question: What might result from a deliberate breaking-out of your usual circles?

In the initial part of the encounter, you assemble on the roof of the "project site office" of West Kowloon Cultural District. Wearing headphones, and with the city spread out in a panorama, you listen to a proposal contemplated in different ways. The second part continues in the city, later, and at a location of your choosing.

Someone Else won the award for 'Best Immersive Non-Fiction' at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 2015.

If you would like to take part in Someone Else, please download the mobile app and register online. For the experience, you will need to bring your own WiFi-enabled portable device (with app installed and notifications from the app enabled). Please also ensure that the batteries are charged. Please refer to the FAQ for details.

Someone Else is suitable for participants aged 16 or above

Free admission with limited capacity. Registration is required. First-come, first-served. 

Registration will be closed 2 hours before the start of Part 1 of the performance.

Language: Cantonese

Dates and Times

 

West Kowloon Cultural District

Selected location in the city

Part 1*

Part 2

1st performance (Full)

28 Feb (Sun)
2pm

29 Feb or 1 Mar (Mon/Tue)
8:30pm

2nd performance (Full)

28 Feb (Sun)
4pm

29 Feb or 1 Mar (Mon/Tue)
8:30pm

3rd performance (Full)

13 Mar (Sun)
2pm

14 or 15 Mar (Mon/Tue)
8:30pm

4th performance (Full)

13 Mar (Sun)
4pm

14 or 15 Mar (Mon/Tue)
8:30pm

5th performance (Full)

27 Mar (Sun)
2pm

28 or 29 Mar (Mon/Tue)
8:30pm

6th performance (Full)

27 Mar (Sun)
4pm

28 or 29 Mar (Mon/Tue)
8:30pm

Additional session#

27 Mar (Sun)
11:15am

28 or 29 Mar (Mon/Tue)
8:30pm

*Please note that the check-in point for Part 1 of the performance is the “Freespace Happening” Information Counter in the West Kowloon Nursery Park.

#Registration 27 March additional session performance will start on 23 Mar.

Please check-in at the Information Counter 15 minutes before the start of Part 1. To ensure the best performance experience, we will conduct a technical test of ear piece and mobile phone/device before Part 1 begins. If you arrive late, and there is not enough time to do the technical test, or you fail to join the performance at the specified time, you will not be able to participate.

Someone Else (Hong Kong Version) is commissioned by West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, and based on an original commissioned by Beursschouwburg Brussels, Belgium.
 

Produced in collaboration with: 

Special Acknowledgement: