深水埗區一直都是香港時裝及設計的基地，令人目不暇給的布料及配件素材，不勝枚舉的創意小店，加以獨特的社區生態，其活力和魅力毋庸置疑。不僅如此，深水埗之豐富、五光十色的街頭元素更使得該區成為不少數碼龐克 (cyberpunk) 電影的背景靈感。「數碼龐克號」連同本地和國際創意伙伴，共同塑造創意時尚體驗，譲觀眾一窺深水埗與數碼龐克結合的獨特面貌與文化。
Sham Shui Po has always been the place for local fashion and design enthusiasts for its uniqueness and abundance in choices of fabrics and accessories. It also nurtures numerous local creatives and businesses, shaping the area into a new hub of fashion and design. With its vividness and specialty, Sham Shui Po is frequently seen as part of the futuristic aesthetics in cyberpunk films. “Heart of Cyberpunk” collaborates with local and international creative partners to turn the area into a “design gallery”, showcasing a brand-new blueprint of Sham Shui Po that is set out to impress.
The Sham Shui Po area will be hosting a pop up open-air design district gallery, in hopes of showcasing the local community and visitors the distinct charm of Hong Kong. The entire Tung Chau Street Temporary Market will be transformed into a surreal sci-fi film set, as well as involving 10 local businesses where they will be housing fantastical installations, allowing the participants to fully immerse themselves in a Cyberpunk world, as soon as they enter into the area. Visitors can also discover the area through the cybermarket, design exhibits in shops, exhibition, talks, guided tours and public engagement programmes.
Located at Tung Chau Street Temporary Market, the Heart of Cyberpunk mimics a spaceship headquarters that just landed in the middle of the city, perfectly illustrating the essence of Cyberpunk. Participants will enter through an abstract tunnel, transporting them into the bedrooms of where people of the future reside. The participants will walk into a laboratory where they will come face-to-face with sci-fi characters clothed in the designer’s outfits. Walking through to the final fleet, participants will be led to the Cybermarket that is filled with neon lights, chatter and electronics, completing their Heart of Cyberpunk journey. Throughout the space, local artists will be featured, along with experts in their rights, including StreetSign HK, Director Leung Chung Man (梁仲文導演), cultural icon, Tony Wong (黃玉郎) and Comic artist Kong Kee (江記). Every corner of Heart of Cyberpunk is an Instagram-worthy shot that participants will not want to miss.
深水埗區發展已久，除卻華人族群外，更是少數族裔共融的區域。為體現這種中外文化交融的社區特色，項目特別聯同本地及國際業界精英共同打造這個由時裝出發、延展至各種設計媒體及展現形式的體驗，包括：曾參與《攻殼機動隊》、《變形金剛4：絕跡重生》場景及道具製作的蔡志熙（Calvin Tsoi）傾力打造「數碼龐克號」內的科幻場景，並將場景設計師 Lydia Chan 的設計化成氣勢磅礴的藝術裝置，電影感十足之餘，更添加一份貼近本地文化氣息的濃厚情懷，令入場人士於通州街臨時街市和周邊小店都能投入到數碼龐克國度中；來自澳洲的多媒體藝術家Missy則出任演出指導，隔空帶領模特兒、舞者和表演者透過演出為活動添加彷如擁有高端人工智能晶片一樣的互動體驗。
Because Sham Shui Po has so much diversity, besides Chinese descent in Sham Shui Po, there are also residents who are of different cultural backgrounds. To celebrate the diversity, the Heart of Cyberpunk has decided to involve both local talents and global experts to curate this year’s event. Stemming from fashion design as the base of the event, to other design disciplines, including installation and set designer, Calvin Tsoi, who also took part in creating the sets for “Ghost in the Shell”, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and other international films. Working together to design the incredible Cyberpunk set, Lydia Chan helps transform Tung Chau Street Temporary Market into a surreal film set-like space, allowing participants to fully immerse themselves into the setting. Missy from Australia, as the show director for the fashion experience, will also be directing and choreographing the performance with the models and dancers to put on a spectacular show, bringing participants a spectacle that is years ahead of its time.
此外，項目更邀來曾與漫威、迪士尼、DC漫畫、20世紀影業等影視公司合作的著名插畫師Chris Skinner設計海報、澳洲著名導演Tristan Jalleh為大會攝影及製作宣傳影片，為「數碼龐克號」打響頭炮；由非牟利藝術團體HKwalls牽頭，由四組本地及海外牆畫高手繪製的四幅大型戶外壁畫亦將成為香港街頭藝術新景點。
With an impressive portfolio of working with DC Comics, Disney, Marvel and other major film corporations, the Heart of Cyberpunk invited Chris Skinner to design the event visual. Tristan Jalleh from Australia was also invited to create the promo video, allowing viewers to engross themselves even before attending the event. As participants attend the event, they will encounter stunning walls, created by HKWALLS, they worked with four groups of International and local artists to design the impressive permanent murals.
Creative Visionary and founder of fashion label INJURY as the fashion event’s curator and creative director of Heart of Cyberpunk, Eugene Leung says, “I can truly say that our team embarked on something new, pushing ourselves immensely, working together, we planned this event in a total ‘Cyberpunk’ fashion. As our collaborators are all around the globe, we utilised the technology available to us, we held meetings virtually, and planned the whole event online. I’m confident to say that the outcome of this event is going to be truly astounding.”
Heart of Cyberpunk
Date: 2020.10.17 – 10.25
Block 1-3, Tung Chau Street Temporary Market, 269 Tung Chau St, Sham Shui Po, nearby shops and community
Courtesy of the artists and Design District Hong Kong
These above photos are conceptual rendering images and proposed for illustrative purposes. Actual state may vary due to venue restrictions and enhancements.