The PuSh Festival is just around the corner and one notable presentation worth mentioning is Hong Kong Exile’s, eatingthegame. Hong Kong Exile investigates the consequences of mass-scale Chinese piano ownership and worship through an interactive installation and recital. Artist-entrepreneur, Conor Wylie, also delivers a keynote speech in this presentation from which he discusses gaps between Vancouver and China, West and East, business and culture, and ethics and desire. I caught up with both artistic director, Milton Lim, and keynote speaker, Conor Wylie, to discuss their presentation as well as their thoughts on this year’s PuSh Festival.
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Milton Lim is a decorated, multi-disciplinary artist based in Vancouver. He is the Artistic Director of a group known as Hong Kong Exile and will be presenting an interactive installation and recital that investigates the consequences of mass-scale Chinese piano ownership and worship at this year’s PuSh Festival. I caught up with him this past holiday break to discuss his career and involvement with Hong Kong Exile.
Carlos Costa has many musical abilities including being able to play the drums, percussions, and flute. He will be joining five other musicians this year to perform at the PuSh Festival and musical performance with hits from the 50s and 60s. I caught up with this music legend to talk about his career and his experience working with other renown Vancouver artists like Henry Young and Joni Moore.
With Christmas just a few weeks away, it is hard to miss the ongoing discussion about the “true meaning of Christmas” and the way I see it, you only need to consider the important relationships in your life to figure out what the day of December 25 means to you. Who are you spending the holiday season with? Who do you wish you were spending the holiday season with? Why?
If you’re a university student like myself, you’ll understand me when I say, we’re at the home stretch. Most of us have finished, or are close to finishing classes and are now looking ahead to the final hurdle. Finals. While we can be relieved that there are no more assignments, readings, and basically, any new material to work through, the stress of final exams due to their weight and difficulty can be daunting. But, I want to personally inform you of a beautiful stress reliever that, taken in moderation, will help you get through this finals season.
Because I know there will be those few individuals that nonchalantly shrug and inwardly doubt the magnificence of Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part One), I have been devising the ultimate “Why You Should Watch Mockingjay (Part One) This Instant” argument for both the benefit of you and the benefit of my incessant, non-stop need to gush about this movie.
The beautiful artwork, the uncanny ability to say nothing but say enough, and explain everything through just the images shown on screen is unique and worth taking the time to appreciate.