VIDEOTAGE TO LAUNCH THE THIRD EDITION OF THE YEARLY PROGRAMME -
BOTH SIDES NOW III: FINAL FRONTIERS
Videotage is proud to present Both Sides Now III: Final Frontiers, the third edition of the yearly programme, together with videoclub (UK). The programme consists of screenings, talks, and exhibitions in UK, China and Hong Kong, and beyond, exploring culture and society between different nations, as well as the divides, boundaries and spaces between us, which exist as cultural legacies and hand-me-downs, like broken family heirlooms, with attached blame.
We are now in the midst of a strange time, with many people displaced and dispossessed. Refugees desperately search for new homes beyond bombing zones, while other countries ban the wearing of religious clothing. The UK’s citizens, 52% of voters, believed it was better to leave the European Union, the largest voluntary (not brought together by force or war) federal peace project the world has ever seen.
In Hong Kong, the doctrine of laissez-faire remains a myth; the assumption that the path to progress in economy would bring greater protection for individual rights is proven wrong. There’s a growing sense that what we have believed isn’t delivering at home - notions of liberalism, democracy, and freedom have taken on a new meaning in this part of the world.
Both Sides Now III: Final Frontiers endeavours to investigate personal experiences, global themes and fractures that need healing through cultural sharing and exchange. The UK programme contains work by artists who live in the UK, but who were not necessarily born there; artists who have experiences of the bordered UK, and have an understanding of its cultural frontiers. The artists in the programme who were born in the UK explore global cultures and are passionate about cultural communication. The Hong Kong programme includes work by diasporic Chinese and expatriates in Hong Kong and China, it aims to make visible fragments of experience and disrupt time, space and continuity. Final Frontiers attempts, through artists’ film and video, to redefine and close the spaces between us.
SCHEDULE - HK PROGRAMME
Screening - British Council Hong Kong
Date: 3:00pm, 22 October 2016
Address: Room 307, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Screening and Talk - Boom Art Gallery Bar
Date: 7:00pm, 24 October 2016
Address: G/F, 48 Sai St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Speakers: CHOI Sai-ho (HK), Isaac LEUNG (HK), Jamie Wyld (UK)
Screening - Oi!
Date: 12 - 18 December 2016
Address: 12 Oil Street, North Point, Hong Kong
Isaac LEUNG (HK) and Jamie WYLD (UK)
ARTISTS (in alphabetical order)
Larry ACHIAMPONG and David BLANDY (UK), Megan BROADMEADOW (UK), Upanishad Kanad CHAKRABARTI (UK), Doreen CHAN (HK), Jennifer CHAN (CA/HK), Adam CHODZKO (UK), CHOI Sai-ho (HK), Dorotea ETZLER (DE), FENG Mengbo (CN), Tiffany FUNG (HK), HK Urbex (HK), Art JONES (US), Chun-yu LIU (TW/UK), susan pui san LOK (UK), Zoran POPOSKI (HK/MK), Ben RIVERS (UK), Semiconductor (UK), Alia SYED (UK), Chooc Ly TAN (UK), Ka-Man TSE (US/HK), Charlie TWEED (UK), WANG Yue (CN/UK), Chi Jang YIN (US), Iris ZAKI (UK)
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SELECTED WORK PREVIEW
Oranges on Ground, Doreen CHAN (2016)
Boyfriend, Jennifer CHAN (2014)
A love story: between the strait, Chun-yu LIU (2015)
Portrait of the artist as a cultural worker, Zoran POPOSKI (2010)