Both Sides Now V: Slow Dating－Human Instrumentality Project彼岸觀自在V：慢會－人類補完計劃
As dating apps have transformed social interaction into a process of quick selection, entry, and elimination, daily-matching has never been more convenient and rapid. Within half seconds, a gentle swipe on the screen, you have again matched/ rejected an offer with him/her/it.
“Slow Dating － Human Instrumentality Project” promotes “less media, more social”. Face-to-face human interaction in the actual world that helps you to ease the loneliness driven by virtual relationship. If the art event is a date, such an event should be connected to the vast majority of human community in addition to the minority as in the art field.
We have invited two local artists experienced in date-planning: Doreen Chan and Ip Wai Lung, together with Videotage project coordinator Joseph Chen and Kelvin Yiu, to curate and host a series of events to connect the queer community. In the name of art, a micro-heterotopia for non-heterosexuals or non-cisgenders is constructed to erase the estrangement among a wide range of gender, sexual orientation, race, age and social class, which completed us as a whole.
Slowly and gradually engaging with each other, the event temporarily sets aside the differences in identity, disarming our defensive mechanism step by step and eventually merging ourselves into the holistic relational realm.
日常交友變得前所未有的方便及迅速，交友軟件將人類社交變成快速篩選、入圍、淘汰的競爭過程。在短短半秒鐘內，我們在屏幕用手指輕輕一掃，你又跟他/她/它配對成功/失敗。「慢會 － 人類補完計劃」提倡「減少媒體，增加社交」，走出虛擬連繫下的孤獨，回歸面對面接觸的真實經驗。假如藝術活動是一場約會，這場約會不應只是屬於藝術小眾，而是連結廣大的社群。我們邀請了兩位具籌劃約會經驗的本地藝術家陳泳因與葉惠龍，聯同錄映太奇項目統籌陳敬元及姚玠廷，合力策劃一連串連結酷兒社群的活動，以藝術名義建立一個非異性戀或非順性別宰制的微型異托邦，消弭各種性別、性傾向、種族、年齡、階級的隔閡，人類得以補足完滿彼此。是次約會通過各種遊戲讓參與者暫時擱置固有的身份差異，在緩慢的相互交流下，一步一步打破彼此的防御機制，進入共同融合的關係領域。
event details /
Time: 3:00-9:00 PM
Venue: Eaton HK
3:00pm – 3:30pm Reception and briefing
3:30pm – 5:00pm Activity (Round 1)
5:00pm – 5:30pm Break
5:30pm – 7:00pm Activity (Round 2)
7:00pm – 9:00pm Drinking (Self-pay) and matching
時間: 3:00-9:00 PM
地點: Eaton HK
3:00pm – 3:30pm 登記和簡介
3:30pm – 5:00pm 第一輪活動
5:00pm – 5:30pm 小休
5:30pm – 7:00pm 第二輪活動
7:00pm – 9:00pm 酒聚(自費)和配對