Videotage
Since 2004
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Works in Hong Kong Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

BIO
Videotage is a leading non-profit organization in Hong Kong focusing on the presentation, promotion, production and preservation of video and media art, serving artists in the expanding technological art and culture network. Since 1986, Videotage has developed itself from an umbrella for media artists, to a network of media art and culture for cross-disciplinary cultural productions, and platform to facilitate international exchange.
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EVENT

"Scenes From A Forgotten Land" Screening and Talk


Dates:
Thu Dec 11, 2014 19:00 - Thu Dec 11, 2014

Location:
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China


This screening event is open to the public free of charge, and the film director, Mr. Hanspeter Ammann, will be here to host a talk on "PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT AND ART PRODUCTION" What is the relationship between our emotional invlovement with the people we portray and the final shape our art product? Please come join us!

Date: 11 Dec 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Videotage
Address: Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

RSVP: http://goo.gl/zOgkeL



Hanspeter Ammann’s Scenes from a Forgotten Land occupies an ambiguous terrain between documentary observation and lyric poetry. For most of its half-hour length, we witness the ordinary routine of farm workers in North East Thailand - harvesting the rice and sugar cane on which their meagre existence depends, and finally transporting the crops to market. The harmonious images consciously evoke landscape painting, while Ammann’s signature technique of slowing down the action confers on the repetitive toil a sculptural gravity and nobility. At intervals, the subjects cheerfully return the camera’s gaze, as though acknowledging collusion in its romantic project. The artist is only too ironically aware that he can never pretend to understand a marginalised people we so habitually efface from consciousness. He sings of them nonetheless, finding an austere beauty in these lives of quiet integrity, and daring to speak his love.

Peter Matthews, Sight and Sound, London



Hanspeter Ammann was born in 1953 in Zurich, Switzerland. He lives and works today in Zurich, Bangkok and in Shanghai where he runs Shanghai Studio, both an Art Gallery and Bar.

He started producing Art Videos in the late 70ies when Video Art was a relatively new art form In Europe. He is involved in many art projects in Bangkok and has just published ‚TAM THE BOXER’ his first book in Thai (v01d publication 2007).

His video work has been shown (selection) in: Marriot Center for Dance, Salt Lake City, USA 2007, Agent Provocateur , ( in Swiss movie theatres) 2007, Utah Art’s Festival, USA 2006, Nominated fort he 50 Best, German TV WDR, 2004, Identity and Heritage, Macau Art Festival, China, 2004, INVIDEO, Milan, Italy, 2003, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain, 2003, VIDARTE, Mexico, 2002, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Holland, 2001, LUX, London, UK,2001 AND 1999 VIDEOLISBOA, the big prize of the city of Lisbon. 2000, Microwave, Hongkong, China, 1999, Itau Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1999, you are invited, Swiss Institute, New York, USA, 1998, AV Ark, Helsinki, Finland, 1997, MAGASIN, Grenoble, France, 1996, Casa Serralves, Porto, Lisbon, 1994, Transformaçoes, Lisbon, 1990, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, 1987, FRI ART, New York, USA, 1985, Video 84, Montreal, Canada, 1984, Phoenix, Frankfurt, Germany, 1981

Hanspeter’s videos have been broadcast on many European stations and he has won a number of prizes and awards at International competitions and festivals. In order to promote video art, this exciting form of artistic expression he started curating Internataional video art shows for museums and festivals some years ago.




EVENT

Both Sides Now - Somewhere Between Hong Kong and the UK


Dates:
Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:30 - Wed Aug 20, 2014

Both Sides Now – Somewhere between Hong Kong and the UK presents contemporary and historical film and video work from Hong Kong and China, curated by Isaac Leung of Videotage and Jamie Wyld of Videoclub. The films explore developments within the culture and society of Hong Kong and China over the past three decades, including work which reflects on the on-going dynamics of cultures in Hong Kong, China, and the UK. The programme contains work by some of Hong Kong and China’s most exciting artists working in film and video, and varies between animation, documentary and artist’ moving image.

Screening Date in UK

24 June 2014 : FACT, Liverpool
26 June 2014 : Duke's at Komedia, Brighton
05 July 2014 : Whitechapel Gallery, London
13 July 2014 : Floating Cinema, King's Cross, London

Screening Date in HK

Exhibition
14 - 20 Aug (MON-SUN) 10:30am – 6:30pm
Osage, 4/F, Union Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

Screening & Curatorial Talk

Date
16 Aug (SAT)
Screening
3 - 4:30pm
Curatorial Talk
4:45 - 6pm

Speaker
Dr. Isaac Leung (Chairperson at Videotage, HK)
Mr. Jamie Wyld (Director/Founder/Curator at videoclub, the UK)

Location
Room 307, 3/F, British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong

RSVP
http://goo.gl/tjgeIw

Presented by
Videotage & Videoclub

Venue Partner
Thank you for the support of British Council and Osage as venue partner.

Participating Artist

HONG KONG ARTISTS

“LOWEREST TO LOWER”
CHAN Chui Hing, Nose

“EAST IS RED“
CHENG Chi Hung

“The Doors”
CHENG Chi Lai, Howard

“Star” & “Move”
CHOI Sai Ho

“Complaint Song of Hong Kong – Youtube Karaoke”
Complaint Choir of Hong Kong & CHOI Thickest

“97 TONS OF MEMORIES”
CHU Shun

“Cycling to the Square“
CHUNG Wai Ian & LEE Chung Fung

“X-mas Half-Nude Party “
Forever Tarkovsky Club & Gregor SAMSA

” I Love the Country But Not the Party (Party version) “
Bjorn HO

“A Woman in A Flat”
HO Sik Ying

“A Flags-Raising-Lowering Ceremony at my home’s cloths drying rack “
KWAN Sheung Chi

“Door Games Window Frames - video version (2012)”
Linda LAI

“Vaseline”
LEE Kit

“SUCK/BLOW”
LEUNG Chi Wo

“Meditating at the Central Point of the Kingdom”
LO Yin Shan

“Goodbye”
Anson MAK

“TV Game of the Year”
Ellen PAU

“Playing Cards 1997”
TSE Ming Chong

“Under the Lion Crotch”
WONG Ping

UK ARTISTS

“Sludge Manifesto”
Benedict Drew

“Sounds from Beneath”
Mikhail Karikis and Uriel Orlow

“The Delinquents Part 1 (Jobseekers) “
Alexis Milne

“handclap/punchhole”
Charlotte Prodger

“New Materials in the Reading of the World”
Chooc Ly Tan

“Just About Managing “
Edward Thomasson


EVENT

Cattle Depot Artist Village Art School


Dates:
Fri Aug 01, 2014 19:00 - Sat Aug 30, 2014

Co-curated by Chris Chan, Ribble Chung, Lo Wai Luk, Mui Cheuk Yin, Ng Mei Kwan and Ellen Pau, and supported by Videotage, Cattle Depot Artist Village Summer Art School will give you an insight of different fields of Arts.

Who should come:
Those who want to work in the art fields
Those who want to know a bit more of HK art history
Those who want to start an art practice
Those who are interested in meeting art people

Venue
Videotage
Unit13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan

Time
Every Friday and Saturday in August
Friday: 7 – 9pm
Saturday: 4 – 6pm

Free Additional program after class!

Fee
Each session HKD$100 (including one free drink), HKD$800 for the whole course

Payment Method
(1) Cash Payment: Register at http://goo.gl/3QIf5f, pay at Videotage in person before the class
(2) Online Payment: Please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cdav-summer-art-school-tickets-12173827245 for details

Course Outline

1 August (FRI) : [Digital Art 101 ]
Net art: Data hacking, coding and critical thinking
Speaker: Ms. Winnie Soon

2 August (SAT) : [Contemporary Art 101]
Art intervention in social activism
Speaker: Mr. Chan Kam Shing, Chris
2 August additional program : "The way of paddy" Film screening and talk

8 August (FRI): [Art Criticism 101]
The style and vision of art criticism
Speaker: Dr. Damian Cheng Wai Pang

9 August (SAT) : [Art Criticism 101]
The making of the language of an art critic
Speaker: Dr. Ng Mei Kwan
9 August additional program: "Room 237" Film screening

15 August (FRI) : [Dramaturge 101]
Analyse of play and drama
Speaker: Dr. Lo Wai Luk

16 August (SAT) : [HK Literature 101]
The fringing of glocal and the disappearance of memory
Speaker: Dr. Ng Mei Kwan
16 August additional program: "Reading Xixi" Film screening and talk

17 August (SUN) 4-6pm : [Cultural Ecology 101]
The typology of art and cultural institutions in China
Speaker: Dr. Isaac Leung

23 August (SAT) : [HK Literature 101]
Remaking of an urban imagination
Speaker: Mr. Leung Wai Lok
23 August additional program: "Orient Top Town" Film screening

30 August (FRI) 1:30-3:30pm : [Cultural Ecology 101 ]
Networked society and cultural ecology
Speaker: Dr. Isaac Leung

30 August (SAT) : [Digital Art 101 ]
Big data and digital poetry: (fusion of performance and lecture)
Speaker: Dr. Jhave David Johnston (In English)
30 August additional program: "Iron Sky" Film screening


EVENT

Eiki Mori and Nobumasa Ikemori - Absorption and Explosion


Dates:
Tue May 13, 2014 12:00 - Sat May 31, 2014

Opening Reception
16 May (Fri) 7pm

Exhibition Period
13 – 31 May (daily) 12nn – 7pm

Performance
17 May (Sat) 11am & 3pm

Details
http://videotage.org.hk/project/explosion-and-absorption-2/

Absorption and Explosion, an exhibition on media and contemporary art which features two of the most promising Japanese artists of our time, Nobumasa Ikemori (Nobu) and Eiki Mori. Listed by Art Basel 2014 as a concurrent exhibition, Absorption and Explosion will run from 13th to 31st May.

On this occasion, Eiki has chosen the title “Hong Kong Obscura” for this exhibition, in which he will specially produce a new series of photos purely about Hong Kong, capturing the city’s energy, including portraits of people, streets, life and soul.

Nobu has chosen the title “Shin” (“belief”) for this exhibition, which will show his latest black ink paintings depicting the vitality of the human figure, animals, spirits and nature, giving a dynamic interpretation of living and life.

A major highlight will fall on 17 May (Saturday) when Nobu conducts two live painting sessions entitled “Burn! Okonomix”, held at 11 am and 3 pm at Cattle Depot Artist Village. Inspired by “Okonomiyaki”, a traditional dish from his hometown Hiroshima, Nobu’s recipe will include authentic ingredients for okonomiyaki which he will artistically blend with black into onto a vast canvas plate. To use his own words, Nobu will “make people alive, smile with super taste new vitality painting”.

Absorption and Explosion is organized by Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo, Japan,(www.zen-foto.jp/) in collaboration with Videotage, a Hong Kong-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting video and media art.


EVENT

Wandering Scholars – Sexuality and Dimsum


Dates:
Thu May 29, 2014 13:00 - Thu May 29, 2014

About Project

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.

Details: http://www.wanderingscholars.com.hk/

About Event - Sexuality and Dimsum

Date: 29 May 2014, 1pm-5pm

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.

** 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.