Teacher’s Morning & Teacher’s Workshop - Killing TV & Maria Hassabi: I’ll Be Your Mirror

Teacher’s Morning & Teacher’s Workshop - Killing TV & Maria Hassabi: I’ll Be Your Mirror

Date & Time

15 Oct 2023 10:30am – 12:30pm
1:30pm – 4:30pm


JC Contemporary, JC Cube, F Hall Studio


Free of charge


About Teacher’s Morning & Teacher’s Workshop

Teacher’s Morning and Teacher’s Workshop are Tai Kwun Contemporary’s knowledge-sharing and communication programmes designed especially for teachers and art educators. Through explorations of current exhibitions, meetings with curators, artist workshops, and discussions about art education, we hope to build a platform for the sharing and exchange of contemporary art knowledge, developing effective pedagogical practices in contemporary art together.

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Event Details

In conjunction with the upcoming exhibitions Killing TV and Maria Hassabi: I’ll Be Your Mirror, curators Tiffany Leung and Louiza Ho lead a Teacher’s Morning to share their curatorial concepts and creative processes alongside an introduction to selected artworks.

The video exhibition Killing TV taps into the mass psychological and social impact of television by featuring parody TV shows and appropriating TV commercials from more than ten artists, while Maria Hassabi: I’ll Be Your Mirror explores sculptural bodies, image-making, and the deceleration of time through live art.

The afternoon Teacher’s Workshop is led by contemporary dancer and performance artist Sylvie Cox. As a performer in Maria Hassabi’s first solo exhibition in Asia, Cox will share her live art experience and practice. In the three-hour workshop, participants are invited to confront time, space and perception through an exploration of movements. A discussion aimed at provoking and exchanging thoughts on the experience and its applications to art education follows.

Participants are suggested to wear comfortable clothes for body movements.

Teacher’s Morning will be conducted in Cantonese with simultaneous interpretation into English. Teacher’s Workshop will be conducted in English only.

This is a free event tailored to teachers and art educators to expand their art education practices. Please register via the link below on or before 11 October 2023.

Registration form: https://forms.office.com/r/WhDdLvbibv 



Teachers visit Killing TV

Location: JC Contemporary


Teachers visit Maria Hassabi: I’ll Be Your Mirror

Location: JC Contemporary


Introduction to Killing TV, Maria Hassabi: I’ll Be Your Mirror, educational and public programmes

led by Assistant Curator Tiffany Leung and Associate Curator Louiza Ho

Location: JC Cube


Lunch (for workshop participants only)

Location: F Hall Studio

1:30– 4:30pm

Workshop & discussion led by dancer Sylvie Cox

Location: F Hall Studio

Workshop Introduction

In our daily lives, we constantly meet with unexpected situations. We navigate these situations by making decisions that are informed by our emotions and surroundings. Experiences are often shaped by limitations, boundaries, negotiations, and communication with others. Faced with challenges in society and the world at large, we adopt various ways of communicating with one another.

In this workshop, we invite participants to reflect on relationships in a performance setting. Together, we explore the use of the body, movement, space, and time under different parameters to express and connect with an understanding of oneself and perceptions of others.

The workshop focuses on the relationship between performer and audience and the durational aspect of time. Participants can explore their individual physical movements through guided exercises with the aim of self-discovery. We develop the exercises in a group setting, layering durational time and personal interactions and noting how this influences performative states.

Artist Bio

Sylvie Cox

Sylvie Cox

Sylvie Cox is a contemporary dancer and performance artist based in Hong Kong. She frequently collaborates with independent artists and choreographers from Hong Kong and beyond. Her expertise encompasses theatre, live durational performances, performance art, and immersive events. She is especially interested in multidisciplinary creations and audience-interactive works.

In 2021–2022, she performed in Tai Kwun Contemporary’s exhibition Trust & Confusion, participating in works including Still in Hong Kong by Xavier Le Roy and Scarlet Yu, This Variation by Tino Sehgal, and Echo, Moss, and Spill by sound artist Pan Daijing. She also created and performed a durational performance piece for Eaton Hotel’s movement festival in 2022.