presents a selection of artists from Hong Kong that reflect on the idea of politics, history, architecture, postcolonial issues and daily life in this territory. The moving image has been one of the areas favored with an intense research in the creative practice of the Hong Kong art scene, and mark a stark difference with that of mainland China, reflecting on differences in cultural background and academic training. presents a unique visual picture of what is Hong Kong now, through an analyses from video media, providing a fresh snapshot of development of the territory after postcolonial devolution in 1997.
The videoprogramme starts withrecreation of a light/sound score at night. delves us in the neighborhood of and its underworld. cinematic engages in the rituals of the famous Chinese Triads. focus on the architectural development of the city that has created some of the most impressive designs in the world. These works partly connect also with the notion of experimental cinema, particularly created by builds a of traditional neighborhoods through the analytical work . An intimate and personal view of Hong Kong is provided by video artists like . A more political side of Hong Kong is brought into life in , whose animation searches on the notion of identity, who follow a political demonstration in the city, and , reflecting on the postcolonial status of this region. work establishes a connection with Hong Kong’s past through the film industry. Finally, dwell on the notion of the large metropolis and the solitude and inequalities of life in the big city.
Para Site Art Space is honoured to announce the international tour of
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The Archive Project is financially supported by the Project Grant of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.