Wandering Scholars is an interdisciplinary symposium about contemporary culture, art, media and scholarship that focuses on acts of “walking” and “wandering” as strategies of thought and expression. It will consider the importance of processes of walking, elements of distraction, chaos, non-productivity, non-linearity and “failure”, as well as the fascination of a peripatetic way of disseminating knowledge. Whether we are making solitary journeys or moving in groups, we are constantly drifting and perceiving with five senses, or using technological devices, while sensing the rhythms and languages constituted by spaces, times and people. The symposium invites artists, scholars and audiences to develop participatory modes of education as acts of walking.
Wandering Scholars是一個關於當代文化、藝術、媒體及學術研究的跨媒介研討會， 探討以「漫步」和「徘徊」作為思想及表達的策略。研討會將討論到漫步過程的重要性、注意力分散的元素、混亂、非生產力、非線性及「失敗」，以及對「逍遙學派式」傳播知識的著迷。無論我們是單獨遊走或是三五成群， 我們都在五官領悟中不停漂泊。是次研討會邀請了藝術家、學者及觀眾，一同把共同參與的教育模式發展成漫步行為。
About Event - Sexuality and Dimsum
Journeys into sex art and knowledge will be shown and discussed at a "Long Table"**.
At 1pm the event will open with an appetizer and sparkling beverage. Next we will witness a performance art piece by Tobaron Waxman entitled The 71st Face . It is an cappella endurance performance for the transsexual voice that will
resonate with the cattle depot's architecture. More specifically he will sing songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and Aramaic about death and transformation.
At 2:30 pm there will be an intermission around the table with informal table chat and Dimsum.
At 3:15 pm the floor goes to filmmaker Fan Popo who will present a talk and movie segments entitled Queer Mobility and Home Sickness. As he describes:" My 'identity trouble' is not merely limited to sexuality; it is also about me as a filmmaker, a curator, an activist, a writer (sometimes). It is cool to engage in a variety of tasks within multiple fields, but this can be exhausting as well; traveling around brings me as much excitement as homesickness.
The program will conclude at 5pm with a dialogue by Nguyen Hoang Tang and Dredge Kang over a refreshing dessert.
活動簡介 - 性與點心
活動將於下午一時開始，屆時會有前菜及飲品招待。 Tobaron Waxman會率先進行名為‘The 71st Face’的行為藝術。跨性別的聲音將以無伴奏的形式響徹牛棚藝術村。更特別的是，他會以意第緒語、希伯來語及阿拉姆語唱出死亡與轉變。
下午三時十五分，將由范坡坡導演主講及播放兩齣電影’Queer Mobility’及’Home Sickness’的精華片段 。他形容：「我的身份問題並不僅限於性別；還因為我同時身兼導演、策展人、社運人士及作家(有時候)。投身於不同領域、參與各種項目是很有趣的事，但也消秏精力；正如到處旅行帶來興奮，同時也會令人思鄉。 」
下午五時將奉上甜品，並由學者Ngyen Hoang Tang與 Dredge Kang 總結是次活動。
** The Long Table format, invented by performer/professor Lois Weaver, is a means of generating open discussion about a specified topic, using a stylized environment and participation protocol to turn ordinary conversation into a performance. ‘The Long Table’ experiments with participation and public engagement by re-appropriating a dinner table atmosphere as a public forum and encouraging informal conversation on serious topics.