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Videotage Artist Roundtable


Lo Chun Yip, Days After N Coming, 2012, 1 hour, 40 min.

Videotage Artist Roundtable: Micro-revolutions in a Floating City
Thursday, January 24, 2013
6:30–8pm

TEMP Art Space
57 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

With Hong Kong artists Lo Chun Yip, Linda Lai, and Cheng Yee Man, moderated by Nevena Ivanova

The new Hong Kong additions to the exhibition Living As Form (The Nomadic Version), currently on view at the ICI Curatorial Hub @TEMP, will be discussed in depth during this roundtable discussion. The curator Nevena Ivanova will introduce the concept behind the selection of the 14 activist interventions in Hong Kong, and three of the participating artists will reveal some detail behind their creative process. In particular, Linda Lai will discuss video art as an anthropological and historical tool and its significance in the cultural and economic environment of Hong Kong. She will focus on the aesthetic approaches of video artists such as Lo Yin Shan and Anson Mak. Lo Chun Yip will talk about the urgency to document political protests and social activities, as well as the importance of the video tool to give voice and shape to these events and to expose their underlying connection and direction. He will elaborate on the specific aesthetics behind such documentaries. Cheng Yee Man will present the activist movement in Hong Kong, which has been gaining momentum in the last 10 years. He will focus on the guerrilla events organized by Woofer Ten, C&G, and Parallel Lab. After the artists give their presentations, there will be a roundtable discussion.


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This program is supported by the Arts Development Fund of the Home Affairs Bureau, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

January 24, 2013

presenter

Linda Lai

Associate Professor in Intermedia Arts at the City University of Hong Kong’s School of Creative Media (SCM), Linda Lai is a research-based interdisciplinary artist with broad international exposure. Her works address the politics of language and narrativity, grounded in a feminist sensibility that integrates critical theory, film theory, and visual ethnography.


Lo Chun Yip

Lo Chun Yip studied film at the Hong Kong City University, School of Creative Media. From 2010 onwards he has produced several short films: deep in mind, 21 years after, Paradox and the latest one, his first feature film, Days After N Coming, which all set off from a historical perspective with regard to changes in society. In various demonstrations and mass campaigns, Lo has participated not only as filmmaker, but also as one of the many participants. On the streets, in rallies that are rigorous and yet romantic, he gets the chance to meet more people with the same interests. Each campaign uses different methods to raise social imagination, to gather more voices, to enhance thinking, and to outrun the dominance of giant monopoly.


Cheng Yee Man

Cheng Yee Man is the co-founder of C & G Artpartment. Since 2000, he has curated more than 100 art exhibitions, educational programs, seminars, and exchange programs. His curatorial direction criticizes politics, social issues, and artistic eco-systems. He works in various media such as painting, drawing, performance, stop-motion animation, photography, video, and installation.


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