Screening and Talk with Ellen Pau
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013
Co-founder and artistic director of Videotage, Ellen Pau will be giving a special talk at ICI about Videotage Media Art Collection, while discussing some of Videotage’s past projects, and the recent exhibition of ICI / Creative Time’s Living as Form (the nomadic version) presented in Hong Kong. For 27 years, Videotage has served as a non-profit, interdisciplinary artist collective that focuses on new media art, and provides a platform for collaborative time-based projects. It also facilitates the discussion of art and technology in the realm of everyday lives aspiring towards a collaborative and sustainable future, through numerous activities and events, exhibitions, and festivals. This talk is in conjunction with the presentation of Videotage, Hong Kong at the ICI Curatorial Hub @ TEMP. The event is organized by Helen Homan Wu.
By Lily Lau
On the day of the termination of the Oil Street Art Village, Lily Lau and her friends bid their farewells on the outside wall of the Art Village main building. Before the government evicted the final few tenants by cutting power to the building, comic writer Lily Lau climbed up the 12-story building in her heavy-duty mountain climbing gear together with friends from Greenpeace. She painted the Chinese words, “The house must be taken by the land developer” on her way to the roof along the building façade to protest, as part of the Save Oil Street Campaign.
Feminist and local comic artist, Lily Lau, draws comics about gender, sex, and politics. Lau studied graphic design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and worked briefly in the design field. Topics of her work include gender and sexuality, ecology and sustainable development, social justice and activism, and art and culture. Her work reflects an abiding concern for humanities. She is trying to live an enjoyable life and looks for ways to eliminate the boundaries between activist, artistic, and commercial spheres. Lau’s commitment to intellectual and activist activities and her harsh and sassy graphic style makes her work stand out from the comic world.