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Rigg Design Prize 2018年度Rigg设计大奖

Installation view of The table is the base, 2018
Hecker Guthrie design studio
Australia est. 2008

The Rigg Design Prize is the highest accolade for contemporary design in Australia. Hosted triennially, this prize reflects on the NGV’s dedication to the contemporary design and architectural scene in Australia. In 2018, this prestigious award was awarded to Hecker Guthrie, outstanding Melbourne design practice that has demonstrated excellence in creative achievement.

Installation view of Imaginarium, 2018
The Society Inc by Sibella Court design studio
Australia est. 2009

Ten Australian design studios working in the interior design and decoration field were shortlisted for the Rigg Design Prize 2018 with the exhibition theme as Domestic Living. This required the ten entrants in the Rigg Design Prize 2018 to demonstrate in their interior work how interior design can transcend basic functionality to become a form of communication embedded with values, ideas, attitudes and narrative. 

Installation view of Inner-Terior, 2018
Danielle Brustman design studio
Australia est. 2012

里格(Rigg)设计大奖是澳大利亚当代设计的最高荣誉。随着每三年举办一次,也反映了维多利亚国家美术馆(NGV)对澳大利亚当代设计和建筑领域的贡献。2018年,设计师Hecker Guthrie获得这一殊荣,作为墨尔本杰出的设计实践者,在创意成就上堪称卓越。而10家从事室内设计和装饰领域的澳大利亚设计工作室入围2018年里格设计奖,展览主题为起居生活,至于设计大奖的参加者在室内设计作品中展现超越基本功能,将室内设计转为一种嵌入价值观、理念、态度和叙事的交流形式。

Installation view of Wunderkammer, 2018
Scott Weston Architecture Design design studio
Australia est. 1997

Bo Innovation 体验 «厨魔» 的 玲珑厨艺心思 : 香港故事

Bo innovation is one restaurant that is a must try for those who claim to be food connoisseurs when visiting Hong Kong. A Michelin Three Stars for ‘Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey’ is the brainchild of Alvin Leong who Is also known best for his Demon Chef persona, his out-of-this-world gastronomic creations, and a tendency of speaking the truth while courting some controversy. A self-trained professional chef that started only nine years ago, this celebrity chef who owns a closet full of black clothes prefers to present dishes that do not look like ‘normal food’, but ‘innovative playful food’ that spur memories through creations. 

Time, patience and an open mind are important ingredients customers need to enjoy dining in Bo Innovation. The restaurant is not too big, yet very well decorated and has friendly and professional staff to welcome customers. The only choices available are to only have food or have food with wine pairing. Both requires about 3 to 4 hours to complete the whole course of 15 dishes of exquisite molecular gastronomy Chinese classics. The menu is always fixed.

It is almost impossible to accurately pen down the dishes served by Chef Alvin Leong. One needs to find time to sit and experience this out of the world storytelling session through his food creations. Every dish has a story and the waiter serving it is the storyteller. Bo Innovation has cleverly combined sight, taste, feel and smell. Most importantly, it brings back memories in a very clever concept. Some call Bo Innovation the ‘Demon’s Kitchen’, which is translated from the Chinese word ‘厨魔’, but it can also be translated to ‘Magic Kitchen’, as this restaurant is simply magical in many ways.

香港米其林三星的 «厨魔» 不是一般的餐厅,上桌的每一道分子料理像是陈述魔法故事的道具。菜单是故事的大纲。基本上除了是特殊兼昂贵的舌尖体验,香港故事陈述的,还有创办人兼自称厨魔Alvin Leung 对环绕着社会时事的发声,举例《没有鱼翅》 ‘No Shark Fin’ 用上上等盛放鱼翅的餐具,但盛装着像是鱼翅的食物,根本不是鱼翅。

香港的«厨魔»分子料理所呈现的是关于香港的故事,取材也是香港道地的味道、食材、相关事件和回忆。

要是不计较价钱,只求非一般的体验,那么这一生中也就非得光顾 «厨魔» 那么一回。用餐可以选择wine pairing的分子料理套餐或基本的分子料理套餐。不同的时间光顾《厨魔》,会是不同颜色版本的分子料理菜单。

菜单上有十几道菜,细细品尝要用上3个小时左右。每一道分子料理都有专人服务,细心解说,务求把盘上的故事描述得活龙活现,间中还有菜单外的惊喜小菜。

饭后的感想:好比把一桌的魔术吃入了肚里,真需要用心用时间好好去消化。

English text by CHT, chinese text & photography by Layzhoz Yeap

Masters of Choreography 编舞艺术大师

By Madilyn Y

Beats on Pointe, a dance show that perfectly encapsulates the fusion of two dance worlds, classical ballet and modern and old skool street dance, successfully completed its 2018 season in Australia and London. To achieve a sellout season on London’s West End is a pinnacle moment for any dance company, and that was what Beats on Pointe had accomplished. Director of Masters of Choreography, the dance production company behind it all, Jennifer Masters said: “A touring theater show is a glorious travelling mess of joy and heartbreak, a rollercoaster of emotions, and that is before anyone even sets foot on stage! But it’s moments like these that make it all so worthwhile.”

Masters of Choreography was started by Jennifer Masters and her husband, Milo Masters, back in 2013. Since then, Masters of Choreography has gained recognition in the dance world for its exquisite productions that have never failed to blow away the audience. 

Jennifer expressed that her husband, Milo, is her greatest pillar of support. He mainly looks after the more business and administrative side of things, providing attention to detail to the aspects behind the scenes. Jennifer herself has been a dancer her entire life and a choreographer for many years. She comes from an arts-minded family and was enrolled in jazz and ballet classes at an early age. This has provided her with knowledge that in her growing years, has blossomed alongside her burning passion for dance. Taking every opportunity that comes her way, Jennifer has progressed from her classical dance background to many different styles, such as street dance and many others that have broaden her horizons. Her love for dance and many years of experience have allowed her to project her vision out to many more like minded people that have come together to contribute to this motion.

 “You live your passion, it just becomes everything. That is what I tell our dancers, you have got to live in the moment, make every performance count.”

Alongside touring shows like ‘Beats on Pointe’ and ‘Raise the Barre’, Jennifer has produced not only shows, but also product launches, promotional videos, entertainment and major corporate showcases and more, fulfilling corporate clients of their needs and wants. Masters of Choreography has worked with some big name brands like Harley-Davidson, Mercedes-Benz, L’Oreal, Puma, and MTV. Recently, Masters of Choreography provided choreography and dancers for two massive national annual events, namely the Melbourne Cup – The Race That Stops The Nation and The Australian Grand Prix. The dancers had the honour of performing with the likes of British R’ n’ B superstar, Jay Sean, and Heather Small of 90s dance music legends M People. 

In addition to that, Masters of Choreography has also in recent time performed at the Arnold Schwarzeneggar Sports Festival. Being one of the largest fitness expo and multi-sport festivals in Australia, it has successfully attracted over 60,000 visitors across three days. Rather than putting a standard performance on stage, Masters of Choreography decided to add a twist to spice things up, so they staged a flash mob instead. It was such a huge success that even Arnold Schwarzeneggar himself was incredibly impressed with the performance and shared it across his social media which conjured a big buzz!

Masters of Choreography is excited to announce that after an exceptional year of sold out shows and especially their smashing success of ‘Beats on Pointe’ in London’s West End, that they will be back bigger and stronger than before! Their 2019 world tour will include a full tour of Australia across two months, 5 weeks in London before moving on to Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool; Dubai, Malaysia, Phillipines, Singapore and Hong Kong, and will finish in New Zealand across Nacier and Auckland.

“A touring theater show is a glorious travelling mess of joy and heartbreak, a rollercoaster of emotions, and that is before anyone even sets foot on stage!”

Marking their debut in Asia, they will be performing at the Hong Kong Concert Hall on the 25th and 26th of July 2019 at The Victoria Theatre and on the 18th of August in Singapore. “It fills us with pride to be able to perform in such incredible multicultural locations. Asia is filled with incredible talent and in Australia we are so priviledged to have so many incredible touring shows visit. It is such an honor to be able to share, and we are humbled by the opportunity,” said Jennifer.

Fore more information, visit http://www.beatsonpointe.com.au and http://www.mastersofchoreography.com. 

完美融合衔接了古典芭蕾与新旧skool街舞的舞蹈巡回演出“Beatson Pointe”在澳大利亚和伦敦2018年的季演圆满落幕,对于任何一家舞蹈公司来说,巅峰时刻莫过于在伦敦西区实现销售旺季,而这正是“Beats onPointe”所缔造的成就。至于作为幕后功臣的舞蹈制作公司-Masters of Choreography的总监Jennifer Masters认为,巡回演出是一场充满欢乐与伤悲的波澜壮阔之旅,也是情绪的过山车,尤其在任何人登上舞台之前!但正是这样的时刻让一切变得如此有意义。”

2013年,JenniferMasters和丈夫MiloMasters创立了Mastersof Choreography。从那时起,他们以杰出的精彩作品赢得舞蹈世界的认可,并且从未让观众失望过。

Jennifer表示,丈夫是她的最大精神支柱,他主要负责更多商业和行政方面的事务,专注幕后的细节。而她本人一生作为舞蹈员,多年来担任编舞工作。她出自一个崇尚艺术的家庭,从小就开始学习爵士和芭蕾舞。这些赋予她知识,并且在成长的岁月里,不断加强和释放对于舞蹈的激情。随着Jennifer抓住每一个学习的机会,除了古典舞蹈的背景,她更拓展视野,也延伸到许多不同风格的舞蹈,包括街舞等。她对舞蹈的热爱和多年的经验促使她向更多志同道合的人展示愿景,大家走在一起为这个目标而挥洒汗水。

除了“Beats on Pointe”和“Raise the Barre”等巡回演出,Jennifer 不仅肩负演出制作,还一手包办产品发布、宣传视频、娱乐节目和大型企业展示等,尽量满足企业客户的需求和愿望。Masters of Choreography也曾与哈雷戴维森、梅赛德斯-奔驰、欧莱雅、彪马和MTV等知名品牌合作过。最近,他们还为两项大型国家年度活动提供舞蹈指导和舞蹈演员,即墨尔本杯-全国屏息以待的竞赛和澳大利亚大奖赛。这些舞者有幸与英国R’n’B超级明星Jay Sean和M People主唱Heather Small等90代传奇舞蹈音乐家一起表演。

此外,他们最近还在施瓦辛格体育节上呈献表演,作为澳大利亚最大型的健身博览会和多元运动节目之一,短短三天内吸引超过6万名观众参与。而他们并没将标准化的表演搬上舞台,而是决定采取创意方式增添趣味,于是他们举办了一场快闪族活动,创下辉煌成功,甚至演员兼政治家阿诺德施瓦辛格都在个人社交媒体上分享这项印象深刻的演出,引起了巨大回响!

Masters of Choreography也激动地宣布,在经历销售火热的特殊一年,尤其是“Beatson Pointe”在伦敦西区取得空前成功之后,他们将比以往更强大!2019年的世界巡演将包括为期两个月的澳大利亚之旅,在英国伦敦进行5周,过后将前往伯明翰、曼彻斯特和利物浦,紧接着是迪拜、马来西亚、菲律宾、新加坡和香港,最后一站是新西兰的纳皮尔和奥克兰。

他们的亚洲之行始于2019年7月25日和26日分别在香港文化中心音乐厅演出,而8月18日则转战新加坡的维多利亚剧院。“能够在如此多文化交融的地方演出,我们感到非常自豪。亚洲可说是艺术人才辈出,而在澳大利亚,我们非常骄傲有这么多令人难以置信的巡回演出。我们深感荣幸能与大家分享荣誉。”

欲了解更多信息,请浏览www.beatsonpointe.com.au和www.mastersofchoreography.com。