The Fun Tsang Effigy is a sculpture created collaboratively by members of Disorient Hong Kong and burned during the event. It is a Disorient take on different aspects of the local culture including pagoda, leung ting (old Chinese traveler's rest stop), dragon dance, paper signs, lanterns, piloti architecture, ceremonial/celebratory monuments and bamboo structures.
Distributed Pagoda 2020
Fun Tsang 2020 Pagoda is a sculpture composed of several modules distributed throughout camp. Each module is the central component of one part of camp. The music module hosts the Jam Lab and DJ booth, the food module hosts Disorient Cha Chan Tang and kitchen, and the art module hosts the studio where tools and art supplies are kept.
This distributed design infuses the Pagoda with key aspects of Fun Tsang, connects it with our community on a visceral level and makes it resonate deeper with each participant, emphasizing and reminding us of the sacred dimension present in our day-to-day activities, intertwined with our daily life.
Each module is a sturdy structure made of bamboo with water-resistant roof (possibly an orange tarp) to protect the equipment and become a shelter in case of extreme weather. Based on the design of the lounge/DJ booth at FT 2019, each module is placed under a Low Shade and becomes the anchoring feature of its respective area (music, food, studio)
At the end of the event, as the camp is taken-down, modules are brought to a safe fire area and stacked to be burned. Their design must take into account the different stages of the life of the modules to create a progression culminated by a successful burn.
Tea Pagoda 2019
Version 20190226 by Nick C.
This design is the same size as the previous version except for the following:
- Smaller solid table octagon table (note: currently floating, needs table legs)
- Additional bamboo struts for the fabric roof + lower support
- Ladder on four sides
- Octagon roof hole
Version 20181114 by The Eye
一期一會 (One Life, One Opportunity)
A Tea Ceremony by Jenny and Leanna
The burning of the Tea Pagoda is preceded by a Tea Ceremony shared during a gathering at the Pagoda. Each hour, the Sun-Moon Dial put together from rocks gathered on the beach, is ritualistically moved around the Tea Pagoda, just like the ever-flowing water in sudden contact with the rhythm of a poem, the smoke of insense, or the sight of Buddha.
All day activities in Tea Pagoda:
- tea ceremony
- chinese calligraphy
- sun dial
- planet gazing and birth charting
- ASMR, tech electric sounds
Dimensions: 4m x 4m x 4m
Material: Bamboo, fabric (pink and orange), paper lanterns (pink and orange), drift wood, diesel