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Mathias WOO

Co-Artistic Director cum Executive Director of Zuni Icosahedron, Hong Kong’s premier experimental theatre company.

Mathias Woo is a cross-disciplinary creative talent and a pioneer in multimedia theatre with his signature aesthetic and visual imagery. Woo is recognised for a portfolio of over 60 original theatre works created in last two decades, that received worldwide invitations. His productions explored a variety of subjects from literature, history, religion, political affairs, tradition and innovation.

Woo is renowned for incorporating digital technology into theatre creation. His multimedia architectural musical series became hallmarks. Other stage works of knowledge-based and humanistic construct included 1587, A Year of No Significance and the East Wing West Wing series that ran for over a decade.

In 2009, Woo created Architecture is Art Festival, the first of its kind, a festival dedicated to exploring various artistic possibilities of architecture through theatrical performances, exhibitions, and seminars.

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Architecture Music Theatre The Architecture of the City

“Intersecting on the stage are the expressions and contents that are at the same time cold and warm, gentle and serious, as well as full of sense and sensibility.” Lee Li-heng, Arts Festival Curator

“One cannot make architecture without studying the condition of life in the city.” A revisit of the seminal architecture theory of Italian architect Aldo Rossi from the 20th century. The city is the locus of collective memory. The performance unearths the cultural locus of the urban city – Cityscape…Experiences and memories…Technology and technique… Architecture and bamboo scaffolding…Experimental theatre…Experiment sound…the present Hong Kong. Architecture Music Theatre The Architectural of the City received the“DFA Design for Asia Awards 2018 – Silver Award”which recognises the outstanding design of the performance.

Photographer © Zuni Icosahedron