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Hope & Glory : A Conceptual Circus by Simon Birch

Hope & Glory was a large scale collaborative project that filled the 20,000 sq ft ArtisTree exhibition space in Taikoo Place from April 8 – May 30, 2010. The project challenged established paradigms in art presentation and construction whilst taking the audience through a metaphorical world – a conceptual circus – conceived by Birch.

Just as the archetypal circus brought together spectacular “sideshows” from all over the world to create a multi-sensory allegory of foreign adventure, Birch brought together artists, designers, musicians, filmmakers, photographers, actors, gaming wizards, and architects, from Hong Kong and abroad.

Each contributed their own particular vision to Hope and Glory’s conceptual world of spectacle and wonder. Among Birch’s collaborators were artist Stanley Wong, photographer Wing Shya, British music producer James Lavelle, filmmaker Eric Hu, designer Douglas Young, architect Paul Kember, actor Daniel Wu, and Beijing-based artist Cang Xin.


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