《百變公仔箱》The Magic Box

百變公仔箱

經常聽到街坊以「電視汁撈飯」或「飲無線奶大」,形容於七、八十年代成長的香港人。可想而知,電視對港人來說,不單是廉價娛樂,更是基層生活的精神食糧。

電視----在一九三九年紐約世界博覽會中首次面世。它能穿透時空限制,取代人與人之間的部份溝通,為草根階層打開世界之門。有說電視節目為街坊鄰里製造共同話題,促進社區關係的建立。亦有說電視劇扭曲社會實況,教壞細路。縱然它帶來的影響毀譽參半,無可否認,電視機確實顛覆了人類舊有的生活型態。

灣仔民間生活館今次以「百變公仔箱」為題,展示不同年代的電視機,分享電視節目歷年轉變,與大家重溫港人與電視機一起走過的日子。

展覽日期: 2009年12月21日至2010年3月底

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The Magic Box

In HK, one could occasionally hear the sayings, "mixing TV juice with rice" (watching TV while dining) or "nibbling the TVB milk", (means growing up with TVB’s programs), which summarize the environment in which we grow up in the 70's and 80's. It goes without saying, television programs are not only a cheap source of entertainment, but also a way of life for the common Hong Kong people.

Television first appeared in the 1939 World's Fair in New York. Television as we know has no limit on space and time. It somehow replaces direct human-to-human communication and at the same time, opens a new window to the outside world for the general public, especially people from the low end spectrum of the society. Some argues that television programs create common topic of conversations for the community and thus enhance communal relationships. Others think some television programs distort real world facts and set up bad examples for our younger generations. No matter how people's view towards the effects of televisions are divided, it is impossible for us to deny the importance of television, as it revolutionizes people's original way of life as well as their day-to-day experience.

Wanchai Livelihood Place's current exhibition, “The Magic Box”, through showcasing generations of TV sets and documenting the evolution of local TV programs, tries to reveal how TV as a culture integrates into the lifestyle of the people of Hong Kong.

Exhibition Period: 13th December 2009 - end of March 2010

 

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